Campbell's 2010 Western and Northeast Trip Journal travel blog

St. Mary Lake with mountain reflection.

Calm water for a mirror surface of St. Mary Lake

View of butte from park road

Boat dock and boat to take us on St. Mary Lake to...

View from boat.




Small island in St. Mary Lake is 300' in height from lake...




View at Baring Waterfalls near St. Mary Lake.

Baring Waterfalls.

Ranger Adrian was our guide to the waterfalls along St. Mary Lake.

St. Mary Waterfalls.

St. Mary Waterfalls.

My favorite hiker at St. Mary Waterfalls bridge.

Lichen living on a tree near St. Mary Waterfall.

View of St. Mary River from falls.

St. Mary River

Indian Paintbrush.

My favorite hike on trail.

View beside trail.

Butterfly resting along trail.

View of St. Mary Lake. Aqua blue color is from limestone powder...

Ferns and moss along trail.

Trail view.

View of mountain from trail.

View of St. Mary Lake.

Flowers along trail.

Another view of lake.

Another view of St. Mary Lake.

One of 25 remaining glaciers is at far right of photo at...

Preparing dinner of pork terderloin with apple salsa and, on the side,...

Ingredients for pork tenderloin dinner.

Finished entre. Yummm. : ) We will prepare this again.

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Glacier NP St. Mary Falls

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.

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