Many Glacier

Trip Start Jul 03, 2013
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Trip End Jul 20, 2013


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Monday, July 15, 2013

We decided to spend one more day at Glacier since we has a flex day in our schedule. we have not seen much of the East side. after much consideration, and since our reservation at Mountain Meadows ended today anyway, we moved our camper to the East side. we chose to stay in the park, and it seemed most reasonable to stay at Two Medicine Valley campground. It is a nice campground. It always takes longer than I think to find the spot, fill with fresh water and unhook but we were on the road by noon to explore up at Many Glacier entrance. We stopped for lunch at Two Sisters Cafe, between St. Mary and Babb, MT. Fun place, but boy is food expensive here!

The roads into Glacier at the entrance were rougher, and this is clearly a less raveled part of the park. We really only have the afternoon here, so we decided to do another boat tour of Swiftcurrent Lake and Josphine Lake. There was a short hike between the boat tours. It was fun and informative. After that, we wanted to do a bit of hiking and hopefully see some animals! We had heard that there were moose in this side of the park. About ten minutes into our hike, we passed some people who said there was a moose down one side trail. are enough, we followed this trail to the lake, where there was a moose drinking out of the lake. Awesome! w hiked about 45 minutes more, but no animals. Other than our animals who finally found a stream to walk in. They were so happy. And wet.

Fortunately for us, there was takeout pizza, and 39 minutes later, we were at a picnic table eating pizza and soda before we drove back to our camper. A deer ran right through the picnic ground while we were eating. But that was not our last animal encounter. As we were leaving the parks we saw a line of cars in both directions. It was a baby bear, munching on a berry plant by the side of the road! So cute. And then while driving back we saw another moose! We pulled in tired but happy.
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