Glacier National Park, one final visit as camping season winds down


Glacier_McDonaldLake_boats_JulianneGCraneGlacier National Park, in the northern most reaches of Montana, is a national treasure. We wanted to do one more visit before the Going to the Sun Road closes for the season.

GlacierNP_GoingToSun_JulianneGCrane_JimmySmithAfter riding up to Logan Pass and taking in the magnificent vistas, we stopped off at the Lake McDonald Lodge for dinner in the ‘grill’ and watched as the late afternoon light played on the park’s largest lake (with a length of 10 miles and a depth of 472 feet).

“The glacier that carved the Lake McDonald valley is estimated to have been around 2,200 feet thick,” according to the park’s web site.

Glacier National Park is open every day of the year. Winter weather however, tends to dictate how much of the park visitors can experience.

“Many people enjoy the ‘off-seasons’ as a time when the park is a bit quieter. Late September and October can be spectacular, but visitors will need to be more self reliant, as facilities are closing down for the season.”

There is camping year-round … to check out the “Camping in Glacier,” click here.

Photos: Lake McDonald boat ramp at McDonald Lodge in Glacier National Park. (Julianne Crane) Bottom: Jimmy Smith and Julianne stopped along Going to the Sun Road. (Taken by an Anonymous friendly RVer from Houston, TX).

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