Glacier National Park Montana Going To The Sun Road

Hey you guys! Thanks for joining me on another adventure. We are Glacier National Park in Montana this week, exploring the Going To The Sun Road. It is the first time in the park for each of us, and we are gob-smacked with the grandeur and beauty! The first part of the day started off cloudy, but it only enhanced some of the park’s scenery. It felt like we were way high in the heavens with the jutting peaks and crawling clouds. When we stopped at the tunnel, April spoke with a young couple about what the must-do hike is, and they both said “Avalanche Lake” at the same time. Shortly before we got near the trail-head, we met painters Karen Robinson and her husband. They were setting up their canvases, so we told them we would stop back by after our hike to see how their paintings were coming along. (One tip I didn’t include on film is to arrive at the trail-heads early, as parking is limited and fills up fast.) We started off on the Trail Of The Cedars, which is handicapped accessible. [This is what the website says about obtaining a disabled pass: A free, lifetime pass – available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States that have been medically determined to have a permanent disability (does not have to be a 100% disability) – that provides admittance to more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by five Federal agencies.] The Avalanche Lake hike was mostly right along Avalanche Falls, whose water color was a light glacier blue–it was amazing! Upon arriving at the lake, we were astounded at the surroundings. It was surreal. We decided to walk along the lake’s edge to take it all in some more. You must get out there and see it for yourself; it is incredible!! After our hike, we stopped back by to see the painters. What talent they have! And Karen even had to make the best of an accidental mistake she made…that’s the way to approach life. We ended up at Apgar at the edge of Lake McDonald for a picnic dinner of grilled hamburgers. That’s where April spotted the horse in the water. We’d never seen such a thing in person before! It was so magical to watch. Finally, we arrived at the Brownies Hostel in East Glacier. The things we liked most about our time there was watching the sun set on their balcony and waking up to the smell (and April had a taste, of course) of the bakery downstairs making cinnamon rolls. This was definitely one of the best journeys we’d ever been on!

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