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Flathead County

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  • Day166

    Glacier Nationalpark, USA

    August 15, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Zwei Nächte haben wir jetzt auch noch in dem Glacier Nationalpark verbracht- ein mal in der tiefsten wildnis mit sehr beunruhigenden nächtlichen Geräuschen (vermutlich das brüllen eines grizzlys) und dem heftigsten Gewitter das wir je erlebt haben und ein mal auf einem übelst nervigen campingplatz.

    Den ersten tag haben wir nur auf unserem kleinen geheimen platz verbracht und haben dabei ca. 15 kg verbrauchte patronenhülsen jeder Waffenart gefunden. Es war so unendlich ruhig und cool. Am nächsten Tag, um 10.30 ausgeschlafen, haben wir uns dann aufgemacht und den glacier etwas näher erkundet. Hat sich leider nicht so ergeben wie wir uns das erhofft haben, denn auch hier war es wieder extrem überfüllt und wir konnten nirgends anhalten um uns etwas anzusehen, sehr schade. Dann haben wir uns aber überlegt, dass wir das wieder wett machen indem wir uns einen 8 kilometer weg hoch zum two medicine lake gönnen. Den Nachmittag und abend haben wir mit spazieren, Eis essen und lagerfeuer verbracht und sind früh schlafen gegangen weil wir ja (hin und zurück) 16 km vor uns haben-dachten wir zumindest.

    Wie sich rausstellte hat uns der platz beide genervt, keiner wollte es so richtig zugeben. Als heute morgen um halb 8 (!!!!) dann ein ranger einfach ganz dreist unsere ganzen sachen angetatscht und extrem neugierig begutachtet hat die draussen standen (also Axt, Stühle, Tisch und Gasgrill) ist mir dann die (kurze bis nicht vorhandene) geduldsschnur geplatzt. Ich hab nur gehört wie er in sein Walkie-Talkie irgendwas von „platz 12“ (das war unser platz) gefaselt hat und dabei ganz lässig mit seinen orangenen Strafzetteln in der Hand rumgewedelt hat.

    Ich bin dann in meiner Pyjama hose mit rosa Monstern drauf aus der karre geklettert und hab verstört gefragt was denn los ist, worauf Officer arschloch mir mit einer fast schon eingeübt wirkenden Lässigkeit erklärt hat, dass der Gasgrill nicht draussen stehen darf. Ja genau, weil ich mit propan sonst eigentlich nur in dem auto rumhantiere. Ich habe ihm versichert, dass ich sobald ich einigermaßen weiß wie ich heiße den Gasgrill sofort wegräumen werde, das wird halt nur so 1 minute dauern.

    Fand er nicht so gut ist aber dann gott sei dank abgezischt. Nico war dann auch irgendwie nicht mehr so angetan von dem ganzen kram und wir sind kurzerhand um 8.15 in richtung kanada aufgebrochen. Und zack , hier sind wir.

    meiner Meinung nach ist der glacier leider nicht so cool. Also die Landschaft ist sehr schön, keine frage, aber da ich so verzaubert von kanada bin muss ich fairerweise sagen, dass nichts mehr eine chance hat. War trotzdem cool, dass wir da waren, wir haben die 10 nationalparks in den usa knacken können! Yeyyy.
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  • Day7

    Good night early - Kalispell

    August 4, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Another RV park at 5.30pm & putting up the tents again! Gotta make sure we don't eat any biscuit & gravy tonight, it's disgusting! 🤢🤢

  • Day8

    #2 Glacier Park

    August 5, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Unbelievable scenery

  • Day15

    Glacier National Park, MT

    June 29, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Well Browning was a strange place, it had all the hall marks of a town that had been forgotten and yet it is a gateway to one of the most scenic and popular National Parks. Fireworks going off all night, police sirens, hoards of mangy dogs wandering the streets and dilapidated houses and buildings.
    The Blackfeet are trying to make a go of it but like many native American populations they seem cut off from the mainstream.
    We got going after an inhouse included breakfast, heading North on Hwy 89 and into the Glacier National Park, “Going to the Sun Road”. Only several miles out of Browning we had to stop for roadworks. The stop/go guy was taking off his jumper down to a T Shirt with the outside temp at 8 degrees Celsius. As we pulled up he saw our flag and came over and said howdy. Jeremy Jones Horn, stood and talked to us about his life and ours his heritage his family and everything in between for the 15 minutes before the pilot vehicle guided us through the road works. The roadworks were the most confused and messy construction site we have seen, but it’s obviously creating employment for a lot of people.
    The run into the park was brilliant, the roads demand to be ridden on a bike with sweeping well cambered corners and awesome scenery. Soon enough we arrived at the park gates, showed our magic park pass and entered our 7th National Park. Our first stop was the visitors centre, it was now down to about 6 degrees and windy. The visitors centre again was informative and we gained a great insight into what to look at.
    It did not take long to see what all the fuss was about, this was another park that was just amazing with spectacular views and geology. Extinct glaciers are all through the park with waterfalls around every corner. There was still plentiful snow at the top of Logan’s Pass, where we stopped for a walk in the snow and to buy a souvenir or two. I think we were all grateful for the light weight layers of Kathmandu and Mountain Design clothing that we have procured over the last trip and this trip.
    Now we were in the thick of Bear country and whilst we did not see any today we are on high alert as we walked through narrow paths bordered by thick under brush. I nearly climbed a tree when Carl having walked ahead jumped out from behind a tree. It was the closest thing we saw to a grizzly today, but the b.s…d scared ten years off my life.
    From the park we descended quickly and followed the Flathead River through to West Glacier where we stopped for lunch, warmed up and prepared for the end of day drive.
    During the afternoon we continued through spectacular country, past and over fast running rivers and massive lakes. Classic Montana style log cabins and old barns dotted the landscape. Montana has it all from vast open plains as described yesterday to mountain and glacier country. The people we have met are so friendly.
    We have finally made our way into Bonners Ferry in Idaho, 23 miles from the Canadian border, Carl and I have the domestic duties (laundry) under control. Its wet and cold outside and we are looking forward to a nice dinner tonight.
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  • Day88

    Hungy Horse Reservoir

    August 8, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    An einem Stausee im National Forest haben wir einen super Spot in einer kleinen Bucht gefunden. Es war so heiß die Tage das wir uns 4 Tage dort mit Baden, Angeln und in der Sonne faulenzen aufgelalten haben.
    Wir lernen Melodie und ihre Familie kennen, die uns gleich zu einer Bootstour einladen.... da sagen wir doch nicht Nein! 😁Read more

  • Day4

    Arrived in Kalispell

    August 5, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    After a short Flight we landed finally at our destination from which we will drive back to LA in a 3 week trip.

    We got a tip to Visit whitefish. A beautiful small town which Indian Rootes.
    We liked whitefish so much-so we decided to stay for dinner. We didn't saw much from Kalispell since we used it only to take a sleep. Tomorrow our trip starts to Glacier National Park over the Going to the Sun Road.

    Nach einem kurzen Flug sind wir in Kalispell angekommen von wo wir unseren AutoTrip starten zurueck nach La. Wir haben einen Tipp bekommen uns Whitefish anzuschauen, ein kleines Dorf mit indianischen Wurzeln. Uns hat es dort so gut gefallen, so dass wir auch dort zu Abend gegessen haben. Von Kalispell haben wir nicht viel gesehen. Morgen startet unsere grosse Reise im Glacier National Park.
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  • Day14

    Avalanche Lake, pozegnanie z Glacier

    July 31, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Ostatni dzien w Glacier spedzilismy na szlaku. Zdobylismy wprawe, poprawila sie nam kondycja. Niecale piec mili bylo niczym spacerek po lesie. Konczymy kempingowy etap wyprawy zamykajac rozdzial Parki Narodowe Gor Skalistych. W drodze do Seattle zatrzymujemy sie na nocleg w Spokane. Wszystkie kempingi mielismy na terenie parkow narodowych i to byl strzal w dziesiatke gwarantujacy nam sukces. Wszystkie cztery parki byly inne, ale to glacier skradl nam serca! Super byloby moc tu kiedys wrocic o innej porze roku.Read more

  • Day10

    Whitefish

    June 17, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    I felt slow all day, one by one people passed me and I didn't see them again. I saw some snow on the first pass but just on the side of the road. Red meadow pass normally has snow but was clear this year.

    The weather is hot. I was expecting much cooler. Looks like a thunder storm about to start

  • Day10

    Day 5 comments

    June 17, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

    Good day today, slow and steady. Had some knee pain for the first few hours, meant lots of pushing up hills. Apparantly the area between Eureka and Whitefish has the highest population of grizzlies in the USA. (and I STILL HAVN'T see one)

    Some amazing trail magic this evening with a free camping place and free juice. The couple here were tri athletes in their younger days and love supporting the Tour Divide riders as they come past.Read more

  • Day26

    Day 24, Wednesday June 1

    June 1, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Avalanche, Glacier National Park

    Went to the park today. Started up the "To the Sun Road". Because we are early, a good portion of it is still shut down due to winter conditions so we only made it about 16 miles. Stopped at Avalanche and went for a hike. The first part is a trail that takes about 20 minutes mostly on a boardwalk through a forest of cedar trees. Off that there is a trail to Avalanche Lake. We climbed about 300 metres, taking just short of an hour to go about 2 miles. At the end of the trail where the lake is, you are at the base of mountains and you looking at several waterfalls on the face the mountains, quite a pretty sight. It took just a little less time to get back down. At the end of our day we had walked 8 miles. Had a fairly close encounter with a deer.

    Back at the parking lot we walked out onto the shore of the creek and had a picnic. We have a little butane camp stove with us so we took that out and had an Indian food lunch. I went for a wade in the creek. Cold, cold... but it reminded me of being a kid!

    Headed home after lunch. Paul and Jenia (Gina), our hosts had some friends over for the evening. It just so happens that people we know from Zihuatanejo are home for the summer. Amy and Levi are need greaters in Botswana and her parents, Jim and Nancy, are still in Zihuatanejo. Paul and Jenia's son and daughter in law and mother Pat were with us too. It was a very nice evening.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Flathead County, مقاطعة فلاتهيد, Флатхед, ফ্লাটহেড কাউন্টি, Condado de Flathead, Flatheadi maakond, Flathead konderria, Comté de Flathead, Flathead megye, Ֆլեթիդ շրջան, Contea di Flathead, フラットヘッド郡, Flathead Kūn, Hrabstwo Flathead, فلیٹہیڈ کاؤنٹی،مونٹانا, Comitatul Flathead, Округ Флатхед, Флетгед, فلیٹہیڈ کاؤنٹی، مونٹانا, Quận Flathead, Condado han Flathead, 弗拉特黑德縣

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