9/01/2014

August 30–31, 2014 Going to the Sun Road

Saturday, August 30th

We just did some odds and ends today and hung out until the afternoon when we made a short trip to Kalispell for parts.  While there, we also checked out the Elks Lodge where we plan to stay on Tuesday.

Back home, we enjoyed another great campfire.

Sunday, August 31st

This morning we decided to take a slow ride up to Logan’s Pass on the Going to the Sun Road and maybe even take the hike to Hidden Lake.  So we packed a lunch and off we went.

It was beautiful when we started on the road.  This is Lake McDonald:

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The McDonald River with its falls:

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Oh No!:

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One of the bridges across the river to more hiking trails:

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From the river valley, we started up the mountains – check out those clouds:

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Can you imagine what it took to build this road – Impressive:

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We got to Logan Pass and the parking lot was full.  I dropped Andy off at the bathroom and drove around, then he dropped me off and drove around – Yikees!  We then headed to Lunch Creek area where we had lunch – Smile.  This was our view of Logan’s Pass – it was fogged in, and rainy and very cold soooo we decided not to take the hike (another time when it is sunny.):

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After lunch, we made our way back slowly – and it rained most of the way down. The clouds just rolled down the mountains:

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But we do have videos of the road – Enjoy:

Road 1

Road 2

Road 3

Road 4

Road 5

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We finished the evening dodging the rain – boy did it get cold – Brrrr!  The fall has definitely arrived in Glacier.

Enjoy today!

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2 comments:

Judith Bell said...

Spectacular scenery!

Diane said...

Thank you. :-)