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Flathead County

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  • Day15

    Glacier National Park, MT

    June 29 in the United States

    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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  • Day6

    The drive was beautiful, somewhat windy, and full of cows, or, Free Range Cattle... everywhere. Stopped at East Glacier Lodge, gorgeous, and we were treated to a duh-hubble ruh-hain buh-hoh!!! Went for a nice walk around the resort to end the day.

  • Day26

    Day 24, Wednesday June 1

    June 1, 2016 in the United States

    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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  • Day8

    Apgar

    June 2 in the United States

    Zur Abwechslung scheint heute die Sonne. Wäre es nicht so windig, hätten wir ein nettes Frühstück draußen genommen. Wir sparen uns den Abwasch und brechen auf zum Waterton/ Glacierpark, der teilweise in Kanada und USA liegt. Die Einreise ist genauso aufwendig wie per Flugzeug und kostet uns 12 Dollar. Am Nationalpark löhnen wir abermals. Unterwegs stellen wir fest, das der Logan's Pass immer noch geschlossen ist. Nun heißt es umdisponieren. Aber erstmal eine Kaffeepause auf einem Picknickplatz. Dieser liegt schön an einem See und wir gehen bis zum Wasser. Wieder am Auto läuft quer über den Platz ein Grizzly und nimmt dann den Weg zum See . Autsch, dem hätten wir drei Minuten vorher locker begegnen können.
    Wir umrunden den NP und versuchen, uns vom anderen Ende zum Pass durchzuschlagen. Es misslingt. Die Strasse ist zu , laut den Locals bis Mitte Juli. Wir finden einen netten Campground ohne alles, sitzen in der Sonne am Lake McDonald und kaufen schon wieder Wein. Dieser ist hier deutlich preiswerter als in Kanada. So sind wir jetzt bestens gerüstet für weitere Abenteuer.
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  • Day5

    Smoky smokiness from the fires. Hopefully the three days of rain will wash a lot away. We have quite the view of the 10th fairway of the golf course at our resort, from the living room. ⛳️

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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