We are planning to backcountry camp tomorrow but the permits are back at the Polebridge ranger station (dumb).
The road back to Polebridge is infested with potholes (worst I’ve ever seen) and takes an hour or so.
We decided to make a day of it and drive around the park to Many Glacier.
Jimmy & KKF joined Michel and I in the van.
Brendan, Leslie, Blaine and Alex used Jimmys truck.
We stopped in West Glacier and grabbed some pay phones to check in with Mics family.
And take some “head shots”.
The park is truly awesome.
We cruised around the perimeter of the park taking in the beauty.
I love these shots of Brendan:
Some of us were snoozing…
In East Glacier we stopped to stretch our legs, explore the lodge…
…and confirm we were on the right track.
Many Glacier is a pretty impressive place. It sits right in the middle of a pretty aggressive alpine valley.
A thunderstorm came through the valley and brought an ominous, powerful feeling.
We ate at the Lodge at Many Glacier.
They were doing a bunch of remodeling The food was just ok. We tried elk and bison sausage but it was overwhelmed by the smell of varnish from the remodel. The service was lacking. “We don’t have balsamic.” Whatever. It is an amazing place.