Thursday, August 22, 2013

Glacier National Park

The group moved from St. Ignatius to Kalispell.  There is lots to blog about from my time in Kalispell.  I kayaked the Flathead River, visited Whitefish, attended several local events in Kalispell, took dance lessons and went to several dances.  But I'll start with my first visit to Glacier National Park, stopping at Hungy Horse Dam on the way.
At its completion in 1953, the dam was the third largest and second highest (564 ft) concrete dam in the world.

The Glory Hole.  During spring runoff the water flows through the hole and down to the river 450 feet below, instead of overflowing the top of the dam.

This is what it would look like when the water rises.

It sure looks like a long way down to the South Fork of the Flathead River.

Here I am at the West Portal of Glacier National Park.

Lake McDonald

McDonald Falls

Starting up the Going to the Sun Highway

It's in the high 80s, low 90s, yet there is snow up there.  

The only Rocky Mountain Goat I saw today.

Logan Pass, looking towards Hidden Lake.

This little ground squirrel wasn't too proud to beg.

On the east side at St. Mary's Visitor Center.

Two Medicine Lake

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