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Glacier National Park

We left Banff on Saturday, August 3rd, and arrived at Glacier National Park the same day, about 260 miles.

Banff to Glacier (click on map to enlarge)

All in all we enjoyed our 6-night stay at the St Mary’s / East Glacier KOA (elevation about 4,700′) better than our Banff adventure. In Glacier we slowed down and let someone else “do the driving”.

St Mary KOA

 

Our Campsite

 

Nearby St Mary River

 

We took Flirt out for an afternoon swim the the St Mary River.

 

We took a boat ride on Lake Mary and a Red Bus Alpine tour up Going To The Sun Road. However, we did our own self-guided tour to Logan Pass and beyond.

Glacier Park Terrain (click on map to enlarge)

 

St Mary Lake Boat Tour

 

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Mid-tour we were able to get off the boat and check out a nearby waterfall:

 

 

Red Bus Alpine Tour

We spent an enjoyable 2 hours traveling up and down Going To The Sun Road on a 1936 White Motor Company Model 706 tour bus. Classic.

Bus #98 – The “Million Dollar” Bus

 

Apparently, our bus #98 was the first of the old buss fleet to be refurbished in 2000 – 2002 by Ford Motor Company who spent $1M on the first bus it refurbished — #98.

Jan nabbed the front seat

 

Driving through part of Glacier burned in the 2015 fires

 

Yes, Virginia, you can stand up in the bus

 

Jan & I visited this spot in 1977 (Goose Island of The Shining fame in the background)

 

Near Logan Pass

 

Logan Pass Visitor Center

 

Logan Pass

 

Trail to Hidden Lake at Logan Pass

 

Looking at a Black Bear on the beach below