For those who never make it out of the car while sightseeing through Glacier National Park, driving along the Going to the Sun Road never disappoints. These shots (like many I’ve been known to snap) were taken while either hanging out of the passenger side window or standing up with my head through the sun roof.
It’s the price I’m willing to pay for art.
Upon a scorching hot Florida day in July, a cute little family boarded a plane and escaped to the gorgeous yellow fields, mountain vistas,
and (not-so) cooler temps of the wild west.
Into the suitcases went hoodies, scarves, fleece vests, hiking boots, and camera equipment.
Lots of camera equipment!
In great anticipation were we of snow…
and more SNOW!
The snow pack was super deep at the higher elevations due to a late season snow storm back in June.
Which is precisely what led to a 3-hour-long snow ball fight as we hiked Logan Pass.
Which officially makes this year at Logan Pass the kiddo’s favorite hike ever.
(This photo was taken just after father and son slid down the hill together. Just another reason.)
Favorite hike ever.
Photo: Heaven’s Peak, Glacier National Park
For four years in a row, us Florida people have boarded an airplane and flown west to enjoy the beauty and grandeur of Glacier National Park.
This year, we hiked over 19 miles with an elevation gain of at least 2300 feet. We had a two-hour-long snowball fight on Logan Pass. We roasted hot dogs and s’mores at the KOA campground and went rock climbing at Stryker.
Oh, did we go rock climbing!
I’m so excited to share this next batch of photos with you. We had such a great time.
Including nearly getting run over by a bull moose and meeting a grizzly bear on the Swiftcurrent Trail in East Glacier. War stories. They’re good ones this year.
Hang tight and stay tuned… more coming soon!
The Many Glacier Hotel has to be my favorite place to stay while visiting Glacier National Park.
It is situated in one of the most remote areas of the park, overlooking Swiftcurrent Lake and the Swiftcurrent Valley.
The hotel was built in the early 1900s in the style of a Swiss Chalet and it still maintains that style today.
From the architecture to the lederhosen that the bell hops still wear, it definitely feels very “Swiss.”
There’s no cell service, television, and very spotty wi-fi throughout the hotel which also contributes to that feeling of having “traveled back in time.”
It certainly gives you the opportunity to unplug and unwind.
It was heaven.
This year we had a room with one double bed and one twin bed and a shared deck overlooking the mountains. Ideally, I would have loved to have a lake view, but honestly we spent so very little time in our room that the mountain view was just fine.
Stargazing from our deck the first night we checked in…
Deck view in the daylight.
These are the views that the Many Glacier Hotel is known for.
Sweeping verandas that overlook Swiftcurrent Lake, with a steady cold wind that drives many inside and around the fireplace in the center of the lodge.
My boys were still in shorts. Go figure.
Great Hikes accessible from the Many Glacier Hotel area:
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