Saturday, August 24, 2013

Many Glacier

Many Glacier is an area within Glacier National Park, located on the east side and north of Going to the Sun road.
The lodge is located on Swiftcurrent Lake.  I took the boat ride across Swiftcurrent Lake, for a short hike to Lake Josephine, then a boat ride across and a hike to Grinnell Lake.

The meadow hillsides in the area are considered to be the picnic grounds for the bears.  This grizzly was having his early morning snack, or maybe it was still breakfast.

The views are considered to be some of the best in the the park.

Hidden Falls

We had to cross this swinging bridge.

I learned this Cow Parsnip is related to the carrot and is edible.

Grinnell Lake in the background with glacier waterfalls.  You cannot see Grinnell Glacier from here.  The hike to Grinnell Glacier is twice what I took today and will have to be for another time.

A gnarly old tree.

Many Glacier Hotel, the largest in the park, was built in 1914 and considered to be the Showplace of the Rockies. 

Inside the hotel.  It still retains a rugged, rustic look.

Glacier Park Lodge is located outside the boundaries of the park.  It was built in 1913 by Glacier Park Company, a subsidery of Great Northern Railroad. 

The lodge is conveniently located across the street from the railroad station in East Glacier.


Diana said...

So sorry you had bad weather - now you have to go back.

ladynomad said...

The weather really wasn't bad, just a little cool.

Barbara and Ron said...

That is what I wish we had done. Next time.