Tuesday, July 23, 2013

East Side of Glacier

Today we made the short drive from Shelby to the East entrance of Glacier.  We are staying at the St. Mary’s campground just inside the park.  Once again the drive was outstanding as we traveled through rolling wheat country.  Also looks like they have a little oil and gas production in this area.  After getting setup in the campground we took the boat out on St. Mary lake and even tried to do a little fishing.  Didn’t have much luck fishing but was still fun.  In the park they don’t require a fishing license which was an extra bonus.  The views of the mountains from the lake were outstanding.  Tomorrow we plan to spend most of the day on the Going to the Sun Road which goes from the one side of the park to the other.  Hopefully we will see some wildlife.  The park service has a bus service that you can ride that will let you on and off at various stops along the way. 

Glacier park is combine with the Waterton park in Canada which is why the Canadian flag is also flying at the visitor center.


Some mountain views from the visitor center.





This is a view of the campground from our site.  Not too bad for a National Park Campground


We had a strong wind on the lake which made rowing a bit of a job.


Hoping to catch supper but no luck


1 comment:

  1. Have a wonderful time going to the Sun. Fingers crossed that you get to see a bear. Look for huckleberries and you should find a bear. The water does look a little choppy. But oh so beautiful.