They figure that by 2030 all the glaciers in Glacier National Park will be gone. I guess it’s a good thing I decided not to wait until I’m 85 to see this park again.
The campgrounds are expensive but also the best place to set up a base to see the park. I came in on a Thursday and was lucky enough to find a spot in one of the campgrounds. Some of the campgrounds are already closed and more will be after Monday. I have to say that this park is really nice and I’m enjoying my stay here.
On the first day I arrived I drove to check out another campground near the entrance of the park and was surprised to find a good cell signal there. It was too late for me as I had already put my money in the pipe at the other camp. Then I stopped at the Visitors Center and read some of the signs about the park before heading back for the night.
The next morning I walked a nature trail and hiked a couple miles up a trail to Avalanche Lake. I didn’t make it all the way to the lake because I didn’t have any water and was afraid I would become thirsty if I kept going. In the afternoon I jumped on Honda and headed up “Going To The Sun” highway.
Going To The Sun highway tops out at 6600 feet at Logan Pass, not very high compared to a lot of the passes in other parts of the country, but I have to say it is one spectacular, awesome drive to the top. The road is closed for several months in the winter and I read that they sometimes have 50′ to 70′ drifts to plow in the spring to open the highway.
Vehicles over 21 feet long and 8 feet wide are prohibited up the road. Even driving a small car or motorcycle you need to pay attention and not be distracted by the views. I was glad to be on a motorcycle.
I discovered that Minnie is not charging the house batteries while I drive. Not sure what is wrong but I arrived with low batteries and there are too many trees here to get sun on my panels. I have run my generator a little but it is so quiet in this little campground I hate to break the silence. I’m hoping the charge problem is just a fuse and can be fixed easily.