Friday, July 27, 2012

Two Medicine and Saint Mary

Two storms moved through the park while we were there. One was bad enough to close the Going to the Sun Highway for a day. It just poured down rain. We had two small leaks around the windows of the Aristocrat during the first rain storm but it was easily fixed with a little silicone when the weather cleared. While we were in Two Medicine the ranger warned us about the "perfect storm" that was going to hit us again. But we decided to go to Waterton anyway and spend the day in the sunshine to the north. When we got back to Two Medicine (above) the storm was clearning.

The picture above is Saint Mary Lake with clouds rolling in.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Logan Pass photo

I know a lot of people take this picture at the top of Logan Pass looking east but I thought this one had good color. We drove up the east side of the Going to the Sun Highway this trip and I haven't been up that side of the pass in years. Lately we've been taking the free bus up the west side and I think that's really the thing to do instead of driving up, especially when there's lots of people, plus it saves on gas. It's often hard to find a place to park if you go up during the middle of the day anyway.

The red busses aren't free though just the more modern shuttles, but it's still nice that they are around as they give the park that nostalgic feel. I'm just the kind of guy that if I can be on a free bus or pay to take the red one, I'll go on the free one every time! Here's a red bus above Upper Saint Mary's Lake.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Glacier Waterton park vacation

Queenie and I spend the week up in Glacier National Park with a day trip up to Waterton. Here's a pic I took of Waterton. I've been wanting to go up there for a long time now and finally got to do it on a beatiful day. I'll post more pics of that area later.

We camped on the west side of Glacier for the first part of the week in Apgar and then we moved to the east side and made Two Medicine our base camp. Here's a pic of the 1969 Aristocrat travel trailer that was our home for a week. It was very comfy and everything worked with the exception of the oven pilot light which kept going out, but I'm sure I can resolve that problem. The fridge worked as did the toilet and we kept dry in the most intense rain storms.

Here's a pic of queenie and me on Logan Pass. I haven't had time to blog lately but I plan to post more pics of this vacation as we took a lot. It was really beautiful up there and there's a lot to go through.