SoCal Trail Running
Glacier National Park
Day 3- East Glacier
The drive in to Glacier National Park with stops at Many Glacier and St. Mary Lake as well as a quick hike out to Baring Falls.
Day 2 starts with the drive out to Glacier National Park. We stop at the Old Trail Museum in Choteau along the way to check out some cool dinosaur exhibits.
Evidently that is a Saurornitholestes.
The thigh bone of a Hadrosaurid (duck billed dinosaur) that you can actually touch.
A big, old male grizzly bear.
A smaller, younger, female grizzly.
We then drive into the park and out to Many Glacier for some iconic views of that area of the park.
Unfortunately, the weather wasn't cooperating as the views were mostly cloudy.
But still beautiful nonetheless.
And it was really cold. We actually arrived in shorts and flip-flops and got some crazy looks from the locals until we changed into something warmer.
Now on our way back to the main entrance on the East side of the park.
Some great scenery along the way.
St. Mary Lake. Probably one of the most iconic views in Glacier National Park. Unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to take too many pictures before driving onward.
From the shoreline.
Starting up the famous Going to the Sun Highway.
Along the way, we stopped for a quick hike on the trail to Baring Falls.
Not a huge falls, but definitely more impressive than our local Holy Jim.
A quick video of the Falls.
I always love some good cascades.
Driving further along Going to the Sun Highway. Even in the stormy weather, the views are amazing.
A look back down the valley.
Fresh snow on the nearby peaks as we make it to Logan Pass at 6,646' above sea level.
More views from Logan Pass.
Kyle reading about the local wildlife.
View from the Visitor Center.
Heading down the Western side of Going to the Sun on our way to Columbia Falls where we'll be staying for the next four nights.
Great views of the 492' Bird Woman Falls, one of the tallest in the park.