Saturday, 13 September 2014

Glacier National Park

On September Long Weekend we headed south for some camping. We had our passports in the car just in case we had to go into Montana to find a place to camp.  And thank goodness we did.  We didn’t end up leaving Calgary until almost 11:30 which is a big no no when you don’t have a spot reserved and then we stopped at the candy store in Nanton (for the first time ever despite driving by it a gazillion times).  By the time we got to Waterton National Park all that was left was sites with no campfires so we kept driving. 
We got to Glacier and again all of the sites were full inside of the park so we stayed just outside the park in a private campground and it worked out quite alright.
Seriously I cannot emphasize how awesome it is to have the girls able to ride bikes when camping.  That is all they do while at the campsite and it is great!!
Jackson Glacier
One of the mountains from Logan’s Pass.  It was so cold there i swore it was gonna snow.
Getting the canoe ready at Lake MacDonald
Not sure if you can tell or not, but that is rain coming down on us.  Thankfully it didn’t last too long but I was sure grateful that I didn’t take my rain jacket on before putting on my life jacket like everybody else did.  It started again just before we finished.
Looking for seashells.  They were not successful.
This was at the Trail of Cedars.  It is a neat little hike that is perfect for people of all abilities – even strollers and wheelchairs.  There were 3 different kinds of cedars.  One cedar is used in either chemotherapy or radiation drugs.  
Inside a hollowed out cedar.  Penelope got stuck trying to escape.
A campfire to end the weekend.  We ended coming back on Sunday instead of Monday so we could get stuff done before we headed back to school.  I love Glacier National Park.  It’s so far away from a major city – i think Calgary might be the closest so I think it gets forgotten about a lot.  But it is truly spectacular and if you ever get the chance to explore it – even a little bit then you definitely should.  You won’t be disappointed.  Cold perhaps, but not disappointed.

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