|Another view of Lake McDonald|
|Some visitors to our campsite|
One of the major attractions of Glacier National Park is the "Going to the Sun Road" which is the only road that cuts across the park. The road is 50 miles long and goes over Logan Pass at 6,600 feet elevation. The road was open from the Apgar Campground for only 16 miles. The entire road is expected to be open mid June. The problem is the amount of snow that falls especially near Logan Pass. Here are some pictures from the internet.
Apgar Campground is at the lower end of Lake McDonald. At the upper end of the lake is Lake McDonald Lodge. This is an elegant resort hotel and restaurant. The lodge was built before there was a road to it. Guest had to take a boat from the campground.
|A view from the Lodge to Lake McDonald|
|The back porch.|
|The National Park Service runs tours of the Park using a dozen of these specially built vans.|
|Debbie and Rosie enjoy a stroll. The boat is for tours of the lake.|
|Lodge from the lake.|
|This is Dan. He is from Columbia, Missouri (blog). He is riding his bicycle from Columbia, Missouri to Fairbanks, Alaska. He sleeps in campgrounds, laundramats, bathrooms, under trucks, anywhere he can. He has a lightweight titanium bike but carries about 80 pounds of gear and provisions. He is retired, 65 years old. He travels alone but his positive outgoing nature allows him to strike up a conversation easily. "Life is good!" he says. In this shot he is cooking his breakfast and using his smartphone.|
We expected to stay three or four nights in Glacier but only stayed two. Much of the park was effectively closed. But the main problem was energy. The campground has no hookups. No water connections. No sewer. No electric connections. We have solar panels to charge up our batteries but the campground is so densely shaded and the skies were overcast so our batteries could not be charged up. So we left this beautiful place sooner than we would have liked. We may come back sometime but will aim for a July-August visit.