Four days and 3 nights in Glacier. Will be back for a longer stay. Love this place. A few more people than my last visit in the mid-8o’s.
The trip from Helena takes you through the Mission Valley. The Mission Mts guide the way.
Pic of Mission Mts:
Stayed at Hungry Horse Reservoir the first night as reservations were full in Glacier. The next day a picked up a first come first serve campsite at Apgar campground in Glacier. If you are in the park by 8 in the morning you will snag a campsite somewhere. A ranger told me that Apgar is the biggest so you have the best chance there.
The view from myth campsite at Hungry Horse and a fantastic sunset. Gravel road to campsite of 20 miles but remote and quite. Good place for a kayak or paddle board:
The first day in Glacier I drove the Going to the Sun Road. Really busy, with no place to park at he Logan Pass Visitor Center. Free shuttles are available (stop at a visitor center for info). I will use the shuttles next time. They make stops at the trails and other areas of interes.
Pics from the road:
Did a few day hikes. Liked the Avalance Lake trail. About 5 miles round trip, trail its in good shape, and not much elevation change. The trail follows the stream to the lake which is in a cirque and waterfalls feeding into the lake.
Rode my mountain bike on a number of the bike trails around Lake McDonald. After I was finished, I stopped at the viewing / beach area in Apgar Village. A lady I talked with worked in the park for a few years and comes back every year since. She told me that two off duty Rangers were attaked by a grizz on the trail which I just rode. One did not make it. I did not think about bear spray for the bike ride. I will next time.
Skipping stones – ageless