August 23, 2009

Today we drove the Going To The Sun Road, which is the only road that goes completely across Glacier National Park. We stopped at the Visitor Center at Logan Pass and hiked the trail to the Hidden Lake Overlook. We saw mountain goats, big horn sheep, a marmot (the Ranger called him “Mr. Mayor”), and a big fat chipmunk. The view from the overlook was breath taking.

After our hike we continued on the Going To The Sun Road to the east side of the park and on North to Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada. Yes, we decided to brave the border once again – this time we only had the truck and didn’t have anything the border agent needed. This is our first time to visit Waterton and it is very much like Glacier – just smaller. We were very fortunate to see two bears eating berries at different locations (one grizzly bear and one black bear) and another black bear crossed the road in front of us.

On the way back across Glacier National Park we stopped to view Jackson Glacier. We found out there are only 25 glaciers left in the park and, unfortunately, they expect all glaciers to be gone from Glacier National Park by 2030.


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