Day 7: Essex, MT --> West Glacier, MT (5/30/15)
By John and Sarah on Friday 5 June 2015, 10:24 - Permalink
Every cliché is true – there aren’t enough words to describe it; it’s
breath-taking; it’s majestic. Glacier National Park is simply awe-inspiring. We
woke up to pouring rain, so we didn’t head to the park until after lunch. For
our first foray into the park, we opted for the West Glacier entrance. We
headed up the east side of Lake McDonald on Going-to-the-Sun Road and we
weren’t disappointed. We saw our first Mule Deer and took too many pictures to
post (we’ll upload them all to an online album once we have better internet
signal). The water was crystal clear – the rivers a greenish-blue color that’s
hard to describe – and the snow-capped peaks loom over you in a way that is
both intimidating and welcoming, if that’s possible. I had a huge smile on my
face the entire time, as did John.
And to end the day perfectly, John set up his telescope and we were able to
see a gorgeous waxing gibbous moon; Jupiter and four of its moons; a gibbous
Venus approaching “half-Venus;” and the rings of Saturn! Such a treat.
To sum up – we love Montana!
Stats from Day 7:
- States traveled through: 1
- Day 7 miles: 115
- Total trip miles: 2892