June 18, 2019

#170 Glacier National Park

The Blackfoot tribe consider the area to be sacred ground, and it’s easy to see why.  It’s flat out gorgeous and awe-inspiring.The park provides good opportunities to see a variety of wild-life, although I didn’t see any bears.  I did see some big horn sheep over by Many Glacier.glaciersheep

Going to the Sun road is a 50-mile road that bisects the park and takes you from the park’s lowest elevations to the summit of the Continental Divide.  The road is closed all winter, and in fact, isn’t expected to open until at least June 22nd this year.  Plowing operations are still underway, and just watching the webcam will make you need some hot chocolate.glacier
Glaciers are disappearing from the park at an astonishing rate – projection say they’ll all be gone by 2030. 

The swiss-style lodge at Many Glacier is enormous (and where I saw the aforementioned sheep) is the most popular and sits on Swiftcurrent Lake.P1070824