07/01-09/11

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 ago.

Link to just the pictures:
Glacier National Park - July 2011

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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 Subaru.

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