Last Glacier Park post

Update-I tried the Montana hot sauce. There was nothing about Montana in it but it was decent because it was habanero based and not jalapeno based.

Now to today’s topic. The glue that holds Glacier National Park together for the casual visitor is the Going-to-the-Sun road. Unfortunately, it’s tough to get a good picture from a moving car. Here’s a video that tells about the road:

They say that if you have fear of heights stay on the driver’s side, especially from East to West where that side is closest to the cliff and if you can’t avoid sitting on that side of the car, don’t look down

goin2thesunSAM_0823 SAM_0779Along the way you see interesting sights like waterfalls

SAM_0786and interesting mountain tops. This one is said to look like a gorilla, some see it and others don’t.

SAM_0819There’s the most photographed thing in the park-Wild Goose Island. Of course none of the others ever did it justice, so we had to snap it ourselves

SAM_0817 SAM_0816There’s the Many Glacier Hotel which was built almost 100 years ago. Around this time of year in 1936, there was a huge fire around Many Glacier. Buildings were lost but not his hotel. Some guests (instead of being evacuated) stayed to save the hotel by removing burning cinders from the roof.

SAM_0810Glacier Park is very dog friendly and we met a few. A Chocolate Lab-Springer Spaniel mix in Many Glacier Lake

SAM_0811and another Lab in the parking lot (very friendly)

SAM_0822We were on the road and found a spot where there were a lot of stopped cars with people looking and pointing at the hillside. There was a grizzly bear on the hill, but all He saw was a flash of its back and He didn’t get any good pictures. Then a car with Chinese tourists stopped and asked Him what was going on. He said that a bunch of people decided to stop, look up and start pointing to see how many cars would stop. Five seconds later He told them the truth and everyone had a good laugh.









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29 comments on “Last Glacier Park post

  1. Enjoyed the pictures and HE has a great sense of humor.

    Aroo to you,

  2. I think He is very funny. I love a place that is dog friendly. That means they are good people.
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

  3. Teehee… You have one funny peep!

  4. Just magnificent. SHE would have to lie on the car floor over some of that road…no head for heights. Did you go to Two Dog Flats? It would have been right up your alley!

    We think seeing a grizzly from the back is probably the best way to see one!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

    • Yes, and I thought they named it after Kaci and me. I wasn’t going to mention it because it was probably the same people who named Kila, Montana after me and couldn’t spell my name.

  5. Oh I loved every picture, I would have stayed at Many Glacier Hotel and enjoyed every second. On this trip I could have ridden in the passenger seat ~ not so much afraid of heights if I am not enclosed. That gorilla looks familiar, I drive past Gorilla Glue Building everyday.
    Sweet William The Scot

  6. Bwawahhwhaha.. love the photo’s Kyla, my Daddy is a poof, he hates heights, he would never go on those roads. xx00xxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  7. WOW. What scenery. And dogs to boot. I’d be a little shaky waaaaay up there, though.

  8. HE is gorgeous! 100 points for HIM! I think this road is not really made for me, I don’t like heights. The mountains look a little scary with all those clouds in the video :o)

  9. Most of us are out of our comfort zone there also.

  10. What a lovely place to visit. I would love to take this ride. Yes I would. Our Little Bit wants to go too.

    Have a woof woof day. My best to your humans. šŸ™‚

  11. Going to the sun road looked beautiful! I love the pictures you were able to take aswell. Enjoy yourselves!

  12. I do loves those pics!!! Ma’s not afraid of heights, butts I thinks she would freak at that sight!! Ma totally would have done that point up and see how many peeps stop and look trick too!! She’s fruity.
    Ruby ā™„ā˜ŗ

    • It might be better if we were at one of those extreme drop offs and were crying and weeping. We could have sobbed “you shouldn’t have jumped”. If someone asked “who jumped?” we could have said “my pet grasshopper”.

  13. Wow – weeee! What a brilliant post. Good job you looked at all the photos on your return otherwise you might have missed out on something. I want one of them pesky alpine squirrels – they look like a lotta fun. Mama thought she saw a polar bear in the video (stoooopid or what) but it turned out to be a goat!!! Scenery is a bit like Scotland, but yours is much much bigger. Oh and by the way – you don’t need any beauty sleep Kyla – you’re beautiful enough!

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