Glacier National Park
Trip Start Aug 12, 2008
9Trip End Aug 21, 2008
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The most surprising part of the ride was passing so many bicyclists (lots of vans with lots of bikes on top, but lots of people actually riding through the mountains, too!)
We took lots of pictures of the incredible views, including a few at the McDonald Lake Lodge where Linda had a delicious dinner of Idaho Trout (Ron had duck) and later actually put her feet into the Lake. The water here is very cold, and as clear as a swimming pool. We were lucky to have Ed Bearrs as our table-mate, so the conversation was lively.
Glacire National Park has long been a sacred place to the Blackfoot Indians, who live nearby. On the way to Glacier, we visited the Plains Indian Museum in Browning, which was small but wonderfully done. I learned more there in 30 minutes than I did at Washington DC's American Indian museum in hours. On our way in to the Park, we passed the site of Lewis & Clark's "Camp Disappointment" and "Two Medicine Fight Site." We stopped for pictures and were greeted by a dozen or so horses.
What seemed on the itinerary as a long day of driving went by like a flash. The beauty of this area makes the the bus ride a pleasure!