Glacier National Park, MT
Jun 7, 2010
Glacier National Park
Johnson RV Park
June 5 & 6
Many Glacier Campground (Natl Park)
The rain seemed to follow us up to Glacier National Park. We arrived and went up Going to the Sun road which is about 50 miles long thru the park. Only about 11 miles was open so we didn’t get to see the most beautiful parts of the road. We rode this mostly in the rain and clouds so didn’t see a lot. Our second night we spent at the campground in the park with a nice river view. We hiked many miles thru rain, lots of clouds, cool weather and then sun. This was the story for most of the day. We did come across a couple moose of the trail which gave us our animal sightings for the day. At the end of the day we the blue sky finally broke thru to allow us cocktails by the river.
Sunday we woke up to beautiful blue skies and no rain. It was a day for a nice hike and beautiful scenery. We saw some goats and bighorn sheep (although from quite a ways away. This hike was in bear country so to keep bears away John did as we were told and clapped his hands, scuffed his feet and talked loud. It must have worked because we didn’t come across any bears. Some of the trail was snow and mud covered so we went as far as Ptarmigan Falls and turned around. This day made up for all the rain we had and after walking about 9 miles it was time to call it a day.
Edgewater RV Park
We left Glacier this morning to more rain but on our way out we finally saw a little rainbow over the mountains. We are starting our trek back home via North Dakota, Minnesota and Canada.
Our campsite tonight is right by train tracks with very loud trains going by at least hourly. Don’t expect to get much sleep tonight. Our big day today was doing laundry as it had piled up over the past few days. Finally met another couple from Maine at this campsite for the first time on our trip.