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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Glacier National Park - More Lake McDonald Lodge

Here are a few more from in and around Lake McDonald Lodge in Glacier National Park.

The Red Busses were built in 1929; they hold about 17 passengers. I sat in the front seat for our tour.

There are lots of little details to check out at the Lodge.

This next one looks like something from Ancient Aliens.

Click here or here for additional pictures from our trip to Glacier National Park in May 2017.

Glacier National Park - Lake McDonald

We experienced a variety of weather during our three days in Glacier National Park. When we first arrived at Lake McDonald it was fairly calm.

A few days later the same view had a rather different look.

The boat dock at Lake McDonald Lodge offers some great views of the lake, which change greatly with the time of day or the weather.


Glacier National Park - Avalanche Lake

Here are some images from the hiking trail to and from Avalanche Lake, on the west side of Glacier National Park.

There are some great views from along the 2-mile trail out to Avalanche Lake, both up close . . .

. . . and in the distance.

Once you get to Avalanche Lake the views are quite spectacular.

We didn't see any bears, but we did spot a couple of Rocky Mountain Goats off in the distance.

Click here to see a few more images from Avalanche Lake at Glacier National Park in May of 2017.

Glacier National Park - Lake McDonald Lodge

We recently spent three nights at the Lake McDonald Lodge on the west side of Glacier National Park in Montana.

The  current lodge at Lake McDonald was built in 1914. When it was first built the only way to get there was by boat.

What is now considered the back of the hotel was then the front entrance, facing the lake.

These days most people arrive at the other side of the Lodge by car.

The lobby of the Lodge is quite impressive.

Xanterra does a nice job of running the Lake McDonald Lodge. We've also stayed at the National Park lodges that they operate in Zion National Park and Grand Canyon National Park. Just in case you were wondering how many mountain goats there are . . .


Hungry Horse Dam and Flathead Lake - Montana

On our way back from Glacier National Park to Missoula we stopped to see the Hungry Horse Dam.

I always like the views straight down from the center of a dam.

Our next stop was Flathead Lake, for a little walk around West Shore State Park.

Click here to see a few more images from our drive between Glacier National Park and Missoula, Montana in late May of 2017.

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