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Glacier County

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  • Day21

    St. Mary

    July 9, 2017 in the United States

    Wir endeten heute in St. Mary.
    Hier machen die meisten Halt um in den Glacier National Park zu wandern. Das Wandern heben wir uns für Kanada auf. Wir möchten hier nur einen schönen Spot, um den späten Nachmittag zu genießen. Ist uns gelungen. Leider kein Campground im Park, aber am Berg gelegen.
    Johnson's irgendwas...
    Vorher haben wir noch ein riesiges Eis gegessen. Wir waren glücklich über selbst gemachtes Kugeleis, was es hier leider viel zu selten gibt. Allerdings schmeckte mein salted caramel leider viel zu salzig. Sogar Jörg mochte es nicht und das soll schon was heißen. Am Anfang des Urlaubs war ich auch skeptisch, ob mir das zu salzig sein würde, aber da ich es jetzt schon häufiger gegessen habe, habe ich nicht damit gerechnet, dass es diesmal leider viel zu salzig ist. Schade! Vor allen Dingen, weil man die Kugeln immer in supersize bekommt und ein Schnäppchen sind die dann auch nicht.

    Dann haben wir nur noch ein bisschen abgehangen, gekocht, ein bisschen Frisbee gespielt und bald sind wir auch schlafen gegangen.
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  • Day93

    Full Moon Rising

    August 16, 2016 in the United States

    We woke to yet another gorgeous morning (we've been incredibly blessed with the weather) and decided a big hike was in order. We drove up the road to Logan's Pass Visitor Center but soon gave up fighting over non-existent parking spaces with 50 other people. We drove on over the Continental Divide (which way the water flows out) but didn't have any better luck and eventually headed back towards our camp site. About noon we bagged a parking spot which was close enough to our back up hike so we set off up Siyeh's Pass. It was gorgeous walk up through the pine forest and into the alpine. As we headed over the saddle we were treated to beautiful views of a small glacier below and across into Canada. On the other side of the pass was an absolutely unbelievable view of massive valleys, towering peaks and a huge, cracked, deep blue glacier gripping to a small ledge in the cliffs. The walk took us on down, down, down the valley and through more scorched forest. Luckily we ended up doing the hike the right way as we lost twice the altitude we gained. It was an absolutely incredible day, with stunning scenery drenched in sun.

    We didn't think we'd be able to top yesterday's hike and thought we should have a bit of an easier day so we headed back up to Logan's Pass (on the free shuttle this time!) for a short walk to Hidden Lake. We recognised a small unmarked trail that Marshall, our camp site neighbour, and told us about so we thought we'd get away from the crowds a bit. That certainly worked as I think we saw more mountain goats than people! The views from top of the trail blew away the busy overlook ones and we had lunch with just another goat for company. Jo amazingly agreed to push on up the Dragon's Tail, a narrow ridge with massive drop offs down to the lake far, far below. We went on until we were both getting a bit freaked out by the crumbling rock and long plummets below, before heading back to the saddle. The sun was still high so we followed a narrow goat track around the cliffs surrounding Reynolds Mountain out on a rocky promenade with jaw dropping views of the glaciers on the far side of the valley. It was an absolutely awesome view, and cemented Glacier NP as the new favourite park.

    Marshall joined us for beef stew that evening as we watched the full moon rising over the mountains behind us and we played around with his military grade night vision goggles, which was great for spying on the other campers! We'd been toying with buying binoculars for a few weeks so when Marshall offered us his pair we had to add to our collection of stuff (whilst helping him pair down his bike even more!)

    An unbelievable few days but time to move on - we're just not sure where we are going yet! You would have thought that after we've just passed our 3 month point we'd be more organised by now.
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  • Day90

    It's All About The Lakes, ...

    August 13, 2016 in the United States

    Despite the fact we have visited some absolutely incredible places on this trip so far, the Tetons just blew me away with its jagged peaks and stunning lakes and canyons, not to mention the wildlife (and celebs!). Still, all good things must come to an end and we eventually headed out of the park. We headed north, over some 10% gradient roads which Elvis wasn't too happy about. We're liking this part of the world more and more as we found a beautiful free camp site by a large lake with hardly anyone in it, and managed a few hours fishing before watching the amazing Persides meteor storm with several shooting stars per minute.

    Elvis's driver side window has given up the ghost, and I'm amazed how warm it is this high and far north so it's driving me crazy. I have to have the air-con on whilst Jo has her window fully down. So we picked up a replacement part but annoyingly it didn't fit. Along with an oil change we lost a good couple of hours, and spent the rest of the day chewing miles as we headed north. We stopped for a quick lunch at a place called Gates of the Mountains, which is aptly named due to the narrow vertical crack running through the rock and into a gorgeous looking lake. We found another lake to camp by (again free) which allowed a quick run followed by a nice cool down (and de-smell!) before we had a camp fire on the beach.

    The next morning we continued our drive north and got close to Glacier NP. It's really popular around here so we struggled with a camp site and ended up in a parking lot next to an official site right outside the park. There was a freight train line not far away so it wasn't our best night's sleep, but that did enforce an early start which meant we got the penultimate spot in an official site in the NP :)

    As it was still early we drove up to Many Glaciers, which sounded promising. Even more impressive sounding was Iceberg Lake, but we weren't expecting too much - it is August, it's 30+C and we are only at 5,000 feet. Despite our scepticism, after a couple of hours hike we arrived at this gorgeous turquoise lake ringed by a high vertical ridge so it gets almost no sun, and yes - it was full of icebergs! They were admittedly not Titanic proportions, but were several metres across. As we were noshing down on our sandwiches this unbelievable guttural tearing noise echoed around us, and 20 odd seconds later a big slice carved off the glacier on the far side of the lake. About a minute later a mini tsunami almost pulled our bags into the water! It was such a gorgeous and unique spot that I felt compelled to swim out to one - a decision that was hastily regretted, although a experience I will never forget! Jo decided to have a nice long hot shower at the end of the day instead - what a wimp!
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  • Day83

    Back in the US, back in the US, back in

    August 5, 2017 in the United States

    the US of A.

    So we departed wonderful Canada in fine British style by taking high tea at the Prince of Wales Hotel. We got to the border and the agent smilled and waved us through with nary a question.

    Unfortunately, the day ended with a sobering evening ranger talk about pests out of control at Glacier NP. Not to be an Eeyore but between the pests, warming and fires the park may be devoid of trees and glaciers within 25 years.

    So the big question is what will the park be named in 2030 when all the glaciers have departed? How about Chinese Hoax National Park? Or we could name it after Montana native son Ryan Zinke-- Secy of the Interior, Trump stooge and climate change denier.
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  • Day82

    Peace Park #1

    August 4, 2017 in the United States

    The day began quietly enough; Hunt flipping pancakes. Then Lorraine says, "Hunt, there's a bear behind you." He looks over his shoulder and a juvenile black bear is running toward him followed by two armed wardens. Hunt sidles around the picnic table waving his pancake turner menacingly as bear and wardens blow on by.

    Hunt's turn at big trail adventure eschewed such things as elevation gain, switchbacks, cirques and grand vistas. He chose the Peace Park Lakeside hike. This weekly hike led by one Canadian and one US ranger celebrates the basic peace park idea which began here in 1932. There are now 170 parks worldwide.

    The hike followed Upper Waterton Lake for nine miles, crossing into the US halfway. The most memorable part of the hike was mile after mile of chest high thimbleberries and the near constant need to talk loudly to alert any nearby bears.

    Lorraine accompanied Hunt partway on his hike but tuned off to do a shorter hike.
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  • Day7

    Eagle Falls

    September 13, 2017 in the United States

    Heute haben wir uns auf den Weg zum östlichen Teil vom Glacier National Park gemacht. Leider ist aufgrund der Waldbrände der Pass gesperrt. Deswegen mussten wir einen "kleinen" Umweg fahren... drei Stunden hin.... drei Stunden zurück. Der erste Stopp war bei den Eagle Falls. Eigentlich bin ich ganz froh das wir bei der kurzen Wanderung durch den dichten Wald keinen Bären gefunden haben 🐻

  • Day7

    Hidden Lake Viewpoint

    September 13, 2017 in the United States

    Nach gut einer Stunde Fahrt sind am Visitor Center am Logan Pass angekommen. Hier aus wir den Trail zum Hidden Lake Viewpoint gelaufen. Auch hier sind wir von den Bären verschont geblieben. Leider haben wir aber auch keine Mountain Goats gesehen.

  • Day6

    Bootsfahrt auf dem Upper Waterton Lake

    June 30, 2017 in the United States

    Mit Captain Tom und guide Mike auf der International (Bj 1927)
    Die Überquerung des 49. Breitengrads ohne Pass verursachte etwas Unbehagen und wir waren froh, als wir wieder zurück in Canada waren.
    Mike klärte uns über Dinner bells auf und informierte uns, dass wir zur Abschreckung der Bären singen sollen. Bären können Celine Dion, Britney Spears und Justin Bieber nicht ausstehen.

  • Day92

    Glacier National Park, Montana

    August 26, 2016 in the United States

    Say hello to Glacier National Park, our favorite park of the trip so far! Words and pictures will both come far short of describing this park, but I'll give it a go. Everything in Glacier is huge. The mountains are simply enormous. The glaciers have slowly carved the mountain peaks into horns and spikes, and flattened some into buttes, and the sides of the mountains are so steep in some places that they are nearly vertical. The valleys between the mountains are filled with icy blue lakes made of glacier water.

    Glacier has the highest population of grizzly bears in the continental US, and is also home to black bears, coyotes, wolves, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, and many, many other creatures. We were lucky enough to see most of the list above. Each hike in the park leads to some of the most breathtaking views you could imagine. When we arrived in August, nearly all of the 20+ types of wildflowers were in bloom, and the 7+ types of berries were ripe. This is something that only happens for a couple of weeks during the entire year, so we were very lucky.

    We were only able to stay in the park for a few days, but we both absolutely loved it. Glacier, we'll be seeing you again!
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  • Day4

    Glacier National Park

    June 20, 2016 in the United States

    Day 4 Going to the Sun Road. Perfect weather, lots of beautiful waterfalls, spectacular views. Saw Rocky Mountain goats under a bridge. Great day!

You might also know this place by the following names:

Glacier County, مقاطعة غلاسير, Гласиър, গ্লাসিয়ের কাউন্টি, Condado de Glacier, Glacier konderria, شهرستان گلاسیر، مونتانا, Comté de Glacier, Glacier megye, Գլեյսիեր շրջան, Contea di Glacier, グレイシャー郡, Glacier Kūn, Hrabstwo Glacier, گلیشئر کاؤنٹی،مونٹانا, Comitatul Glacier, Гласье, Округ Глејшер, Ґлейсьєр, گلیشیر کاؤنٹی، مونٹانا, Quận Glacier, Condado han Glacier, 冰川縣

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