Glacier Day 3 – Journey to the west side of the park

Posted on September 8, 2014

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The drive to the west side of the park is spectacular. You drive along the Sun Highway which was built with a terrific two mile fall down the cliff face. The Yanks are nervous about this route. It’s two lane traffic and the road is narrow for American standards. You also pass through the continental divide at a place called Logan Pass.

You are very close to the Canadian border here so the car park has both countries’ flags.

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The walk up to lake is around a mile and a half or so. For the fatties it probably feels like twelve, but you have to give them credit for taking part.

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The view is amazing. The colours of that lake are so vibrant. There are mountain goats everywhere and no doubt in the hills, bears are lurking too, although I didn’t see any.

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In some parts there is still snow. This is a rare sight – me on snow!!

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After heading back to the truck we bombed it down the mountain roads to try to secure a campsite. We were headed for Bowman Lake. This is where I was gonna learn now to kayak in a pact raft. This is a pretty exclusive “club” to be part of and B had borrowed his mates raft so that we had one each. The idea was to learn basic skills and then try out part of Flathead River the next day.

We got into the site just before twilight , set up camp and headed down to look at the lake before the rays disappeared.

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