Glacier National Park

We wake up in Kalispell to our 3rd day of sunshine in a row, a perfect day for a ride up to Glacier National Park.

Glacier National Park is a 4000km2 (1583 sq miles) of wilderness in Montana’s Rocky Mountains and includes 2 mountain ranges (sub-ranges of the Rocky Mountains), over 130 lakes, 700 miles of hiking trails, 1000 species of plants and diverse wildlife from grizzly bears, moose, mountain goats, to wolverines and Canadian Lynxes. It is crossed by a single road, the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Today though, the road is closed from Avalanche Creek, just 25kms into the park due to 12 metres/40ft of snow!

Glacier National Park is the headwaters for rivers that flow to the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and to Hudson’s Bay. Today, we get to see Lake McDonald and several creeks gushing into the lake. Our time in the park is short but memorable and what a joy to feel the sun’s warmth for a change!! A place to return to one day…

Enough words from me, I hope you enjoy the photos. And I wonder what our ride to Banff will be like tomorrow – they’re forecasting rain in the afternoon so an early departure is planned…

– Anne

Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park -southern end

Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park – southern end

Lake McDonald pebbles, Glacier National Park, Montana

Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park

Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park

Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park – from Lake McDonald Lodge

Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park – Snyder creek gushing into the lake

Glacier National Park, Montana

Glacier National Park, Montana

Glacier National Park, Montana

Spring shoots on an ancient tree

Glacier National Park, Montana

16 comments on “Glacier National Park

  1. Absolutely stunning photos! Wow what a beautiful gem in mother nature’s crown and thank you for the stats explaining the sheer scale xx

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  2. Mountains are not usually my favourite scenery but these are different, with lakes, greeneryand forests in the foreground, not forgetting the pebbles of many colours. Or the “furnished” skies. xx

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