Glacier 2019

We left on the Amtrak headed for Glacier National Park on Sept. 10, 2019. It’s an amazing park, and we hiked just a fraction of the many trails they have.

Anniversary dinner in Apgar Village

October 22, 2019

After our great hike up Apgar Lookout Trail on Mon. Sept. 16th we headed back to Apgar Village. It’s the largest village in Glacier, but all it consists of is a couple of gift shops a couple of hotels, and a restaurant. The first place we stopped in Apgar is the best shop by far. […]

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Another great hike in Glacier…

October 21, 2019

Monday, Sept. 16th, our 13th anniversary! We celebrated by going on a lovely hike, up to Apgar Lookout. it’s funny that our hike two days before had been so chilly and windy. today, we fairly quickly zipped off our zipoff pants and comfortably hiked in shorts. we left at the crack of about 11:00 in […]

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Back to the west side of Glacier National Park

October 19, 2019

Sunday morning, September 15th, we headed back to the west side of the park. My plan had been to take the Going-to-the-Sun road back across, stopping at Logan Pass to go on one of the must-see hikes, and maybe stop a few other places. but on saturday night Kevin asked, “are we going to have […]

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Pinnacle of the Grinnell Glacier Trail

October 17, 2019

whew, we saw the plaque which proclaimed we’d arrived at the glacier, but we really hadn’t and had to hike another half hour. We finally got to our end point around one thirty. We had expected it to be bigger, and i was also always under the impression that a glacier would be at the […]

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Hiking up to Grinnell Glacier!

October 15, 2019

Before our trip I was looking around on tripadvisor forums and “grinnell Glacier” kept popping up and I suddenly felt it was important that we try the hike up to the Glacier. I posted a question, asking if the hike would be too difficult for two midwesterners only used to about 581 feet above sea […]

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Boat rides to the Grinnell Glacier Trail

October 9, 2019

Saturday, Sept. 14th we got up early and headed to the East entrance of Glacier. I had booked a 9:00 reservation on the boats which would take us from Many Glacier Hotel, over the Swiftcurrent Lake, up a little path, and then over Lake Josephine, and at the end of that path we’d start our […]

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East side of the Going-to- the-Sun Road

October 8, 2019

On Fri. Sept. 13th we headed away from Logan Pass and almost immediately stopped at a place called Lunch Creek. So named because it’s a good place for a picnic. if it’s not raining, that is. It was beautiful anyway. first, here’s a quick video of this second part of our trip that day. St. […]

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Going-to-the-Sun Road, part one

October 7, 2019

On Friday morning, Sept. 13th (friday the 13th and nothing horrible happened!), we packed up all our stuff and left the charming Chalet Motel in Whitefish. it was a half-hour drive to West Glacier, where we stopped at the historic Belton Train Station and perused the stuff in the the National Conservancy Gift shop. But […]

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First full day in Montana…

October 6, 2019

…we didn’t get to Glacier Park that day, but it was all part of my plan. It was Thursday, Sept. 12th, and we’d had a restful sleep at the charming little Chalet Motel in Whitefish. Like i wrote previously it’s an old motel, maybe the oldest there in Whitefish but a dazzling woman from the […]

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Wednesday, Sept. 11th, 2019 – arrival in Whitefish, MT.

October 5, 2019

After a good night’s sleep, we spent all of Wednesday on the train to Glacier. They let us off the train sometimes, mostly so the smokers could light up. it was nice to get out in Shelby Montana, with about three hours to go before reaching our destination. Shelby didn’t look like it had a […]

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