Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park Travel Blog› entry 17 of 18 › view all entries
I was looking forward to Glacier National Park - I heard great things about it from my parents. So I drove through. Lucky me my car battery died in the town just before entering the park! So another slight delay while I got a new battery, but at least it didn't happen in the middle of the park far away from service stations!
I drove Going to the Sun Highway, but it was an overcast day, so it wasn't very spectacular. Maybe because I had just driven through Mt Rainier that this park didn't seem as majestic as I was led to believe. I was excited to see the hanging valley - textbook geology right there. But the park just didn't impress me.
So I sort of hit this park pretty fast - no hiking, just driving. I stopped at the continental divide and got a cute picture of a mountain goat losing its winter fur (he blinked!). The road passed through a huge snow drift - the smallest portion of the drift was still taller than my jeep! I bet the other side was at least 3 times as tall. That's a lot of snow!
I thought Glacier would have more glaciers - but it didn't. Maybe only one? It had just been carved by glaciers. But I did get a picture of the glacier. I'm sure the scenery is much more enjoyable once you get off the road, but I just didn't have time. Why do vacations have to end?