Flathead Lake and nearby Kalispell are very near the 101 year old Glacier National Park. Although the Going-to-the-Sun Road is still not open for the season because of the heavy snows, we decided to hike the Trail of the Cedars which follows Avalanche Creek to Avalanche Lake. A four mile round trip trail that only gained 500 feet certainly was within our abilities and so beautiful . Dan & Cindy were good sports putting up with me and my camera.
Guess we don’t have to go to Alaska to see Eagles. We watched this one bring a fish up from the lake after we returned from our hike while enjoying beer on the deck of the lake house.
Speaking of Cindy’s lake house, it is a part of the little lake community called Lakeside. Likeside can’t afford a sheriff but needed some method to slow down traffic. Enter Lucky.
This car is periodically moved around. Inside is Lucky, a very official looking dummy. The tags say, “Slow Down.” Not a bad idea.
Tonight we ate at a popular restaurant full of locals. One of the specials of the microbrewery is Vanilla Burbon Ale. Very dark and very good.
Then it is home to sit on the deck and watch the almost full moon rise over the lake.
Tomorrow we will enter Canada. Unless I can find a wireless hookup, will not be able to put up a post. I will keep a daily log and put them up when I can.