YOU CANNOT VISIT THE STATE OF MONTANA WITHOUT ESCAPING INTO ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES ON EARTH- GLACIER NATIONAL PARK.
The Travel Diary: GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Named for its “prominent glacier-carved terrain and remnant glaciers descended from the ice ages of 10,000 years”, Glacial National Park is the country’s 10th National Park, founded in 1910.
After a few days of vacationing in Bigfork, Montana and relaxing at Flathead Lake, I decided to venture into some of the most beautiful clear waters, glacial covered mountains and rugged peaks in the Northern Rocky Mountains. As much as I appreciated Yellowstone, there is no comparison to the magnificent views on top of Glacier National Park. Luckily, I had a driver, otherwise I may have opted for a ride on the big red tour bus. As awe-inspiring as the scenes were, the narrow road that hugs the edge of the cliff would make it very difficult for me to concentrate.
Just like Yellowstone, there was a presence of wildlife just within a few feet from our car. On the road up to the lodge, we passed several mountain goats and even a few deer. I was warned by a park ranger about bears being in the area, but luckily did not come in contact with any. I prefer to see them on National Geographic Channel or at the sanctuary.
Again, if you are vegan, I would pack a lunch. Plenty of ice cream and meat dishes, but not a lot of options if you want raw veggies. A few fruits you will find in the area are Huckleberries and Cherries, grown locally. Definitely worth indulging!
– Michelle & Kazuki
NOT READY TO LIVE ON THE EDGE? OPT FOR A RIDE IN ONE OF THE BIG RED CARS SO YOU CAN CONCENTRATE ON THE MAJESTIC SCENES AND NOT WHETHER OR NOT YOU ARE GOING OVER THE EDGE OF THE CLIFF…
THERE ARE LUSH HIKING TRAILS EVERYWHERE BUT TAKE NOTE OF THE SIGNS. NOT ALL HIKES ALLOWED ANIMALS ON THE TRAILS. EVEN A REBEL LIKE MYSELF DECIDED TO TAKE HEED WHEN AN OFF DUTY PARK RANGER TOLD ME KAZUKI COULD BE SNIFFED OUT AS “PREY”.