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Jun 27, 2017 - Waterton Park - last Day in Glacier

Tues., June 27th – Last night was a rough one. First, the sounds of fireworks (a little early I’d say) kept us awake. Then the thunder and rains started at about 1am. Steve had to go outside in the rain and take in the awning. Just as we were dozing off, we both heard another round of pitter-patter. Rain again? No, this time a critter in the kitchen nibbling on the pears I left to ripen on the counter. So at about 2am we started a mouse hunt. No luck. Try sleeping in a 30’ trailer knowing there is a rodent of some sort lurching around! Oh...

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Jul 3, 2016 - Waterton Lakes National Park

Wow! What a beautiful National Park. "Where the prairies meet the mountain." We drove up the Red Rock Canyon this morning. Lovely views and we saw a black bear up on the hill. Eighteen km of winding road with mountains on all sides. Going back into the park to book our cruise tickets we almost hit a black bear which decided to cross the road. Thank goodness he paused before entering our path. As it was he was right at our right front fender and of course I had left the camera back at camp.

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Jul 2, 2016 - Waterton Springs Campground

Fuelled up at 98.9 litre then headed back to the open roads. We left Medicine Hat with 21°C and sunny skies. Our route now took us onto secondary highways in a west/south direction. Very nice drive. Light traffic, beautiful scenery. It was quite something driving along and watching the foothills, off in the distance, becoming more distinctive the closer we got to them. Waterton Springs Campground is quite large and well laid out sheltered in a bowel. We're here for 4 nights while we tour the National Park.

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Aug 27, 2009 - Waterton Park, AB - Waterton Lakes National Park - Townsite Campgound

The trip from Banff to Waterton Lake was uneventful and only took a little less than five hours to drive the 241 miles. The only real slowdown was coming though Calgary. I had forgotten what big cities are like! We didn’t take any pictures of the trip as most of it was just farm and ranch land. Just as we were getting to Waterton we started into the mountains again but by that time the windshield was absolutely full of bugs and the skies were hazy! Waterton National Park is the Canadian Side of the Glacier National Park in Montana. In 1932...

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May 19, 2008 - Waterton Lake National Park

Yes, freight trains will wake you up. Headed for the mountains today. Northern Montana is desolate. Beautiful rolling hills and river valleys but not a lot happening. Thought we would see big ranches but they weren't big and they looked poor. As we approached the mountains we became excited with Marlyn taking lots of pictures out the front window. Wind is not too bad and therefore driving is easy. We crossed into Canada just south of Cardston, Alberta. Thought about using the Big Chief Highway which would have saved some time but the DW...

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Jul 15, 2007 - Waterton National Park & Cruise On The Upper Waterton Lake

Waterton is a place of diversity. Its rugged, windswept mountains rise abruptly out of gentle prarie grassland to create the awesome sights of Waterton National Park. Several different ecological regions meet and interact in a landscape shaped by wind, fire, glaciers and abundant wildlife. The park is part of the Crown of the Continent ecosystem. This ecosystem is one of the narrowest places in the Rocky Mountain chain. Waterton and its surrounding region sit in a key pinch point of a crucial north-south Rocky Mountain wildlife corridor. In...

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