Tour of St. Mary Lake and Waterfalls with Ranger
Jul 8, 2010
|July 8 – Boat ride on St. Mary Lake and hike to Baring and St. Mary Waterfalls
Another beautiful day in northern Montana. 46F overnight temperature and hiking temperature in the 70’s.
Ranger Adrian accompanied us on a boat ride on St. Mary Lake and on a 3-mile hike to Baring and St. Mary Waterfalls.
See the map below to see where St. Mary Lake is on the east side of Glacier NP.
PDF Map of Glacier NP Website
Ranger Adrian informed us that in 1950 there were 150 glaciers in Glacier National Park. Today, there are 25 and there will be none in 2020.
The top of the webcam view below at St. Mary Visitor’s Center shows the ambient temperature and a view of a Glacier NP mountain nearby.
East Glacier Visitor’s Center Webcam Website Showing Red Eagle Mountain
On the way to the RV after our tour, we went to the local ‘super’ market in St. Mary to buy fresh meat to use to make dog food. They only had frozen meat (no chicken) and the Indians were preparing for their 4-day powwow so beer could not be purchased either.
:( Most locals go to Canada, 18 miles north to buy their fresh meat we learned.
Tomorrow, Rose will help us get up early to get us ready for our morning at the Pass. We are driving the Going-to-the-Sun road west 18 miles to the 6640’ in altitude, Logan Pass Visitor’s Center and see how far we can get on the trail to Hidden Lake. The last week they were dynamiting the packed snow from the trail to make it passable.
Have a great day.