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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Glacier National Park

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.

IMG_1102 At the top—waterfalls—three high cascading waterfalls which dropped into a lake before forming the creek.  We ate our lunch and took in the view along with other visitors.


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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.

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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. 


  1. Just catching up with you. Boy this is a gorgeous area. I see that they have a casino too. :)) Headed home for a couple of days. Look in again soon. Really curious about the Brie recipe. Have to check that out. :)) You are making good time!! Carol L.

  2. Lucky is one of Montana's finest! I am so glad you guys made it to Montana to see me. I had a great time. Will continue to follow your adventures through your blog. Drive safe. Cindy

  3. Heard you had a great time on Flathead Lake. It's beautiful up there! Safe Travels. Sylvie