Entering Glacier National Park

We were privileged to ride with a retired park ranger and her hubby and in their limosine Nissan, no less. The advantage to this royal treatment (no, she’s not for hire) is that she knows everything about the park. Even before we got to the park, we toured a dam near the entrance

SAM_0765 SAM_0766 SAM_0767We entered the park and there’s a story behind this railroad station.

SAM_0769Notice the Belton sign on the railroad station and the “West Glacier” sign on the Amtrak entrance. Belton was started by the Great Northern Railway in the 1890s. In 1949 the townspeople renamed the town “West Glacier” (yes, there is an East Glacier town) but the railway refused to change and the station was Belton and the tickets all said Belton.

Going deeper into the park, we’re starting to get mountains, but no snow or glaciers yet. The signs show the names of the mountains.

SAM_0770 SAM_0771We got one surprise. I don’t know how this little guy knew about me, but I got mocked. I guess it was a taunt but not as threatening as Caesar’s “beware the Ides of March” warning.

chippieMore to come tomorrow.

About Kismet

I'm a 16 year old Indian Ringneck parrot curmudgeon in New River, Arizona in the wild west country. If you're a sunflower seed, you're dinner.

20 comments on “Entering Glacier National Park

  1. I’m for Belton too, it’s easier to write LOL Maybe the hungry horses will eat this mocking-thingy :o) How great that you had your own tour guide! Thanks for another great post, Kyla.

  2. Star treatment Kyla, what a beautiful park xxx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  3. A Lady Park Ranger, women always know where the best places are. That lake is beautiful. One ticket to Belton please.
    Sweet William The Scot

  4. Our Little Bit saw the critter and wants to chase it now. I’m just saying.

    What a lovely area to explore.

    Have a terrific day. 🙂

  5. Whoa! Look at those views! Incredible!

  6. JUST A DOGGONED MINUTE….you tell that good-for-nothing-chipmunk to TAKE IT BACK or I’ll…..figure something out. Yeah. That’ll fix him.


  7. looks like a great place to visit

  8. Did you come across any hungry horses??

  9. The nerve of that tree rat… GrrrRRRRrrrrRRRRrrrr!!!

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