A trip looooong in the works that encountered a few speed bumps along the
way, but we were determined to see it through. Plans fell through to borrow a
camper leading to last minute scrambling to find hotels costing alot more then
camping..... Going to the Sun Road was still closed due to record snow
amounts..... and on our first days drive we had to leave our car in Billings to
get a new transmission and clutch. But what's a family vacation without a few
good stories, right?! Glacier National Park is appropriately named "The Crown of the Continent"
for this stunning area where the older rock sit on top of newer rock due to the Lewis
Overthrust and glaciers carved the mountains and valleys millions of years
Link to just the pictures:
07/01/11 - Drive Colorado Springs to Billings. Squirting oil leads to
getting a hotel near the Subaru dealership.
07/02/11 - Drop the car off first thing in the
morning, head out in a 2011 Outback loaner. Drive Billings to West Glacier.
07/03/11 - Hike to Avalanche Lake and boat ride on Lake McDonald.
07/04/11 - Spend the day in Two Medicine. Hike up Apgar Lookout and take a boat
ride across Two Medicine Lake to hike back to Twin Falls.
07/05/11 - Shuttle from Avalanche to The Loop, like along Highline Trail and
rent a row boat on Lake McDonald.
07/06/11 - Drive to Waterton Lakes, stop in Many Glacier to check out the hotel
and hike to Red Rocks lake/falls.
07/07/11 - Boat ride to Goat Haunt, Cameron Falls, run up Bears Hump, check out
Prince of Wales hotel.
07/08/11 - Cameron Lake before long drive back to Billings. Stop in Great Falls
to see Tim and Mary along the way.
07/09/11 - Drive Billings to Colorado Springs with $2200 of repairs on our