Backtracking to Glacier National Park

Before I move on, here are a few more pictures of Glacier National Park and the Going to the Sun Road. ¬†ūüôā

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Going to the Sun Road

We got up early this morning and drove to Glacier National Park. Although this was by far our shortest day of driving, we were both worn out by the end!  Maybe our road trip is catching up with us.  We had a lot of slow driving today,  little country roads under fire alerts and reduced speeds, some construction, and a good bit of traffic.  Eventually we made it to the park and set out to drive the Going to the Sun Road, something Rich has wanted to do for a long time.

The road spans 50 miles and crosses the Continental Divide, all the while winding around the mountains in a tight space with a ravine on one side and a huge jagged rock wall on the other. ¬†It’s pretty spectacular! ¬†To add to the fun today, there’s work being done on the road so we had a couple of instances of waiting in line to drive on a single lane. ¬†All in all, we had a great time and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. ¬†We took a ton of photos with two cameras and our phones but haven’t had a chance to download and edit them, so here are a few from my phone for now.

 

When we finished at the park, we stopped in Hungry Horse, MT for dinner at a place called the Huckleberry Patch, topped off with huckleberry pie and vanilla ice cream.  Yum.  We learned that huckleberries still grow wild and there is basically no such thing as a huckleberry farm.  Who knew?!

 

We are spending the night in Kalispell, MT and will head for Coeur d Alene, ID tomorrow to meet up with some friends we knew in Alaska.