Frivolous Friday! My 35 Day RV Vacation! Glacier National Park- Chapter 3
It’s Frivolous Friday!
Thought I would share some of the fun I squeezed in this week (in between all my portrait sessions and retouching work.)
Yep, this happened #1:
Just got home from a LONG ADVENTURE!
In case you missed the last two chapters of the story- I just finished a 35 day, 5,200 mile trip!
We visited nine States, four National Parks, one International Park and a million other amazing places!!!
This is my third week of sharing the fun!
**If you want to see the other chapters just click :
Today’s blog is all about Glacier National Park!!!
Glacier was our country’s 10th national park. (1910)
Glacier preserves 1 million acres of glacier-carved peaks and valleys, pristine turquoise lakes and streams, and dense ancient forests for all to enjoy.
. Glacier straddles the Continental Divide, allowing for extreme weather.
(That’s because the opposing Pacific and Arctic airs meet at the Divide, creating a dramatic clash of weather.)
Fun fact: the temperature has been noted as dropping 100 degrees in just 24 hours! And you can have warm sun and then snow on the same hike!
We had a super a cute camping spot overlooking the mountains and a beautiful flower filled meadow. (Reserved a year ago!!!)
The only downside was INCREDIBLE WIND!
**Like so windy it shook the trailer with each gust- keeping us awake at night and making me afraid it would blow the trailer over.
Wind pretty much kept up our entire stay with very few periods of light wind.
Our first day there we enjoyed a tour on their historic Red Bus- the day started sunny but then we had hail, snow and rain….
The views were jaw dropping!
We were early in the season so the waterfalls were flowing (some flowing right onto the road – they call them “Weeping Walls.”
The next day we drove our own car along the famous “Going to the Sun Road” and it was even more in incredible driving ourselves!
Going-to-the-Sun Road is a spectacular marvel and a must see!
Going to the Sun Road connects the east and west sides through the middle of the park, crossing the Continental Divide at Logan Pass.
The road covers 50 miles of awe-inspiring landscapes, glaciers and cascading waterfalls, this drive is certainly a quintessential part of your visit.
Glacier’s wildlife has hardly changed since the park was first discovered, isn’t that wonderful? It’s home to 71 species of mammals!
We saw a grizzly bear, a marmot and a Big Horn Sheep during our visit!
It was snow/hailing at the top but we still ventured out the back door of Logan Pass Visitor Center to check out the trails.
Glacier holds over 700 miles of hiking trails!!!
It was a chilly 33 degrees but we had fun crunching on the snow, seeing the lilies covered with hail and admiring the snowy peaks of all the mountains around us.
Played with my Insta360 camera by hanging the camera over the ledge!!
Freezing but worth it!
We drove west up and down the mountain so we could experience the entire road!
Stopped in to check out Lake McDonald and it’s historic lodge….
Had a nice lunch of an elk burger with huckleberry aoli and goat cheese at the Lake McDonald Lodge –
it was DELISH!
We drove back in all sorts of weather- drizzle, sun and snow!!
And did I mention it was chilly and windy?
Third morning we headed to Canada!!
Did you know that Glacier National Park is a part of the world’s first International Peace Park….?
The vision for a park was to celebrate peace and friendship between the United States and Canada.
Since 1932, Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberton, Canada have collaborated in their preservation, fire management and research efforts.
A beautiful experience!
We stopped at the historic Prince of Wales Hotel to check out the sights….
So beautiful inside!
We listened to our audio guide as we drove out to Red Rock Canyon.
We parked at the end and hiked to Blakiston Falls.
It was a lovely adventure on a gorgeous trail and overlook.
Best part was dogs were allowed on the trails- so the Bark Ranger accompanied us!!
Walked around the International Peace Park and the lake shore then headed back to the US.
This was the trail near the campground that we hiked every day – at least twice. Stunning, isn’t it?
My hubby has decided that Glacier National Park is his favorite National Park!
**I’m going to choose Yellowstone as my favorite National Park – my hubby is all about views and I’m all about ‘stuff’ (like geysers and wildlife!)
What can I say: I’m Feeling Blessed!
And do you know what else I’m blessed by? Capturing amazing moments for you to treasure for a lifetime!
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