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Siyeh Bend

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  • Day13

    Going to the Sun Road, Glacier

    July 30, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Z kempingu Two Medicines przejechalismy wczesnie rano ok 1.5h na kempingi po zachodniej stronie parku. Naszym pierwszym wyborem byl Fish Creek (tak padlo, bez wyraznego wskazania) ale Susan dodzwonila sie tam dzien wczesniej i okazalo sie, ze "Rybny Potok" wypelnia sie juz okolo 7 rano. Z marszu wiechalismy na oddalony 3mile od wjazdu do parku Apgar Campground. Zasady takie same, tj. kto pierwszy ten lepszy i samodzielny check-in. Miejsca szukalismy pol godziny i znowu dopisalo nam szczescie, bo do godziny 10tej tabliczki przy wjazdach do kempingu zamieniono na full. W pospiechu rozblismy namiot i bez sniadania, zeby jak nam sie zdawalo uniknac tlumow ruszylismy w droge.

    Going to the Sun to malownicza trasa widokowa przez przelecz Logan przecinajaca cale pasmo nazwane pezez jej badacza, korona kontynentu. Gory wokol maja po ponad 2.500mnpm, dwukierunkowa trasa pnie sie wawozami caly czas pod gore laczac zachod ze wschodem. Po drodze oszalamiajace widoki i przestrzenie mogace przyprawic o lek. Najbardziej urokliwa czesc trasy moga pokonywac wylacznie pojazdy do 21stop. Nasz suburban spelnia ten warunkek wiec nie skorzystalismy z publicznego autobusu. Liczne punkty widokowe oraz czeste ograniczenia do 25mph sprawiaja, ze choc najbardziej atrakcyjny odcinek liczy ok 50mil, to jego pokonanie zajmuje ponad 3h.

    Po drodze dluzszy postoj na Logan Pass i szlak pieszy do ukrytego jeziorka.
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  • Day92

    Full Moon Rising

    August 16, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    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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  • Day28

    "Hidden Lake Trail" (Glacier NP)

    August 25, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 6 °C

    Definitiv ein weiteres Highlight auf unserer Reise. Diese Wanderung beginnt am Logan Pass und geht bis zum "Hidden Lake“. Von einer Aussichtsplattform gibt es eine spektakuläre Sicht. Wir haben echt Glück, dass wir zum richtigen Zeitpunkt wandern. Kurz vor unserer Rückkehr zum Campground fängt es schon wieder an zu regnen. Jetzt stellen wir uns auf eine kalte Nacht im Zelt ein.

    Editiert am 04.11.2020
    Text von Wolfgang und Heidi
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  • Day14

    Jackson Glacier Overlook

    June 3, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Entering through St. Mary, we traveled on the east side of Going-to-the-Sun Road as far as the Jackson Glacier Overlook. Since 1966, the Glacier has experienced a significant decrease in size. In fact, since its founding in 1910, Glacier National Park has lost more than 70 glaciers. Current predictions estimate that the Park's remaining 25 glaciers will be gone by 2030.

    Under the Overlook is a horse tunnel. When the Road was completed in 1932, many visitors opted to traverse the Park on horseback. This tunnel provided a safe route for pack horses to travel, free from vehicular traffic.
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  • Day6

    Glacier NP - wow!

    September 18, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 1 °C

    There were clouds, there was rain, and there was snow... but it was still awe inspiring and majestic. When the sun broke through, the lakes' colors appeared and the mountains sang. Ok, maybe it was the radio, but it was awesome! 😁 oh, forgot to mention the momma grizzly and her cub we saw... from a distance.Read more

  • Day105

    Glacier National Park

    August 29, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 64 °F

    We drove east on Going to the Sun Road for our best hike so far. Logan Pass to Hidden Lake on the Continental Divide, a bit of a grind but well worth the effort. Wildflowers, marmots, mountain goats and gorgeous views.
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