Road Trip, Part 4

Road Trip, Part 4 wraps up our week in Glacier Park. Here are several photos of the Lake McDonald area:

Glacier Parks mountains started out as sedimentary deposits as long as 1.6 billion years ago

Glacier Parks mountains started out as sedimentary deposits as long as 1.6 billion years ago

McDonald Creek’s opaque color is the result of glacial grinding of rock into fine particles that become suspended in water.

McDonald Creek

Lake McDonald Lodge was completed in 1914. A fine spot for lunch!

Lake McDonald Lodge

And a view of the lake:

Lake McDonald

Our cabin was the perfect place to observe National Martini Day on June 19…

Martini

While the river flowed by and wildlife came out to browse.

Feet

Deer

The Park Service has come to see fire as a natural occurrence and today, only fires that threaten structures are actively fought. In 2003 wildfires burned 13% of the park.

Old and New

Old and New

Finally, the day before we were scheduled to leave, Going To The Sun Road opened. Here are several photos from the drive up and over Logan Pass.

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Wild Goose Island on St Mary's Lake

Wild Goose Island on St Mary’s Lake

Just east of the pass can get 100 feet of snow during the winter

Logan Pass can get 80 feet of snow during the winter

Lots of water features in June

Lots of water features in June

And so ends our week in Montana. Now for the drive home.

Half this stuff must be Diane and Jacks, right?

Half this stuff must be Diane and Jack’s, right?

 

 

Comments

Road Trip, Part 4 — 3 Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing this wonderful trip and scenery with me. Again I think you should publish your trips and pictures in a coffee table book.

  2. Brenda, thanks for your very kind comments. I guess starting this blog is as close to ‘publishing’ as I’ll get but I’m having fun with it. It’s gratifying when someone actually looks at the photos!

  3. I still think that car was fuller when we went home than when we arrived. Not sure how that happened…yarn doesn’t take up THAT much room!