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

by grace on 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. Mary Lake is there in the background; we stopped off for a photo op. all those burned trees is because there was a big fire in 2003.

We climbed out of the car and put on our hiking boots, ready to take a short hike to see some waterfalls, but then it started to pour down rain.

so instead we kept driving, stopping at Wild Goose Island.

It’s a tiny island, just 14 feet high above the lake, and it’s one of the most beautiful things i’ve ever seen.

the sun shifted, so i kept taking pictures…

So yeah, a crazy amount of photos, but like i said, one of the most beautiful things i’ve ever seen, especially the way the sun played over the water in different ways plus the clouds rolling in.

We drove all the way to the end of the road and drove a short distance to the tiny town of Babb, where we were going to stay two nights.

Babb’s population as of 2010 was 174. we saw a few houses, a general store/motel, a steakhouse, and another restaurant. Not a lot going on in Babb. I’d found an air b&b right outside town that was only 15 minutes from the East Glacier entrance to the park; we were going to go hiking up a mountain there on saturday.

the cabin had a little loft which kevin thought very cool.

you can see the entire cabin in the video above. we bought a couple of steaks at the general store and kevin grilled them along with some new potatoes and tomatoes for a tasty dinner.

The cabin owners had bought a pre-made shed and converted it into a cabin. smart! we should put one down at the dock for a boathouse!

maybe next year…

They named the cabin Red Fox, and the one next to it was called Grey Wolf. As i mention in the video, when we arrived at the cabin a few young people were going into the Grey Wolf, but they said they weren’t going to stay the night there after all because they had to drive back to Minnesota. So they just took showers there and left! Long drive. We told them about the train and they were really interested, as were most people who we told about the train. You have to book it way in advance, i told them.

ok then,

mrs. h.

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