We are staying in a RV park two miles from the entrance of Glacier National park. Today, after we arrived and got situated in our site, we decided to take a drive. We stopped at Five Lake and then drove into Glacier National Park. It was a pretty day and we enjoyed our short foray into Glacier and can’t wait to truly begin exploring this beautiful park tomorrow.
This is a beautiful Visitor Center built and hosted by Alberta, Canada. We stopped here to pick-up some information about traveling into Canada. Perhaps in the fall of 2015!
Traveling along Going-to-the-Sun Road
Lake McDonald is the largest lake in Glacier National Park. Lake McDonald is approximately 10 miles (16 km) long, and over a mile (1.6 km) wide and 472 feet (130 m) deep, filling a valley formed by a combination of erosion and glacial activity. Lake McDonald lies at an elevation of 3,153 feet (960 m) and is on the west side of the Continental Divide. The Going-to-the-Sun Roadparallels the lake along its southern shoreline. The surface area of the lake is 6,823 acres (27.6 km²). [Information taken from the web]
I found this little guy or gal hanging out at McDonald Lake!
6 thoughts on “~Glacier National Park, Day One~”
Oh Sheila…you have just been to one of my favorite places, Polson, MT and are now in my all time favorite place, GlacierNP. I look forward to your posts as we didn’t travel to the west side. We spent our 10 days exploring the east side.
I can’t wait for your beautiful photos!
Love it! I was looking for a bird, but what a lovely surprise!
I am so glad that Brandy shared this with me, you two look like you are having a great time and great photography by the way!!! The hidden flutterby is great, its amazing how camouflaged they can be.
We are looking forward to visiting Glacier next year.
LuAnn, we think the best time to visit is in the fall, after Labor Day. In talking with the people that work in the area, after Labor Day the crowds thin out! I bet the fall colors are spectacular! It is certainly worth a visit for sure!