8/22/2014

August 21, 2014 Travel to Whitefish

We packed up and headed north this morning. 

An animal bridge – how cool:

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The morning was clear but we started heading into the clouds:

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We came up over one hill and saw these clouds:

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Then realized there were mountains there – WOW!

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More views along the way:

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The geese are flying south – soon we will be too:

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Our journey took us along the west side of Flathead Lake – Beautiful:

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Here comes the rain:

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The forest, north of Flathead Lake:

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From the northwestern side of Flathead Lake to Whitefish, the population increased.  We saw a few resort towns and developments all over – looks like this area is really growing.

We arrived at the Whitefish Moose (water and electric for $10.00) and minimally set up.  We are not sure how long we are staying because our destination is Glacier National Park.  The Apgar campground is first come, first served and the brochures say that there are only a few spots that will fit us.  So being so close (30 miles), we decided to check it out.

The Apgar campground is set among the trees in four loops.  We found many sites that would fit us and there were quite a few empty spots available mid-afternoon.  Good sign – Smile

We also made a trip to the new Visitor Center and talked with one of the rangers about upcoming activities in the park – hiking, boat rides on the lake, shuttle buses, and the Going to the Sun Road.  The road is open but they are predicting snow at the higher elevations tonight – Yikees!

On the way back, we decided that we would stay at the Moose until Sunday or Monday.  The forecast is for rain, rain, and more rain for the next three days and it will start to dry out on Sunday.  Plus it is a lot nicer having electricity when it is raining outside – Smile.

When we got back, we found Bill, who takes care of the Lodge.  We were really surprised when he told us that they no longer open every day.  But he opened for us so we could pay and have a drink.  The lodge and property are beautiful and they have over 500 members.  But he told us that the youngest members are in their 60’s and no longer volunteer.  So sad!

So stay tuned for our next adventures and enjoy today.

Stats for Today:

Miles Traveled: 127 Miles

Routes Traveled:

Montana: US-93; 10th Street

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RIP Robin – Sad smileCrying face

2 comments:

Jan Mains said...

It's a shame that young people don't seem to be joiners. I think many Lodges are experiencing the same problem.

Diane said...

You are right Jan. It is happening more and more. But at the same time, those that have the young joiners, appeal to the young ones and encourage their changes... Very Interesting. I do not think that there is one answer.