"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Monday, May 28, 2018


Saturday morning early, we were awakened by rain drops on the roof.  It was getting light, so I thought I might as well get up and start the coffee pot.  Imagine my surprise when the clock showed only 4:45 AM.  Yep, we’re getting further North.  So, it was back to bed.

We thought it would be a great morning to find a bear or two.

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No luck with finding bears, but we did see some interesting, and unusual sights on our drive.

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Did you see the face in the snow above?

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It spit rain off and on most of the day.  Something we found most surprising was that even though it was Memorial Day weekend, most everything in, and around East Glacier and Many Glacier was still closed.  Not even a place to get a hamburger.  I assumed the park would be full of folks like the Teton’s and Yellowstone, but it wasn’t.  We were told things begin to pick up on June 1, but wouldn’t be in full swing until July.

Since that was the case. we decided to move on across the border to Waterton Lakes NP in Alberta, Canada.  Another beautiful spot in the Rocky Mountains.

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No problem crossing the border.  A few questions about guns, alcohol, and length of stay in Canada.  A great border experience.  The campground is in Waterton Townsite, with a great walking path right beside the lake.  There were lots of folks here yesterday(Sunday), but the little town looks abandoned today.  We did find a breakfast spot.

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After a hearty $40.00(Canadian) breakfast, We strolled back to the campground.  We found our first set of red chairs.  A trademark in the Canadian National Parks, we hope to see many more.

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A couple more lake shots.  You will probably get tired of seeing them.

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And a picture of just how close to the town the fires of last year came.  90% of the park is closed to all traffic, and very few of the more picturesque trails are open.  The house is right beside the campground.

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More to come….jc


  1. I don’t think I would ever get tired of those beautiful lake shots!! What a gorgeous place!!
    Sorry you never sighted a bear but I bet you will before long!!

  2. What a great shot of the face...thats a keeper for sure...I also never tire of lake photos...I like the chairs in the foreground of the lake....You Guys are living the life! Safe travels...Horst sends

  3. ....Oh and a Terrific Memorial Day...Horst

  4. So glad we got to enjoy it last year before the fire. Any mountain sheep in the campground this year?

  5. Gerry/Wanda Just dropped in on your blog. We are leaving on May 31st for Williams Lake then Hwy 20 to Bella Coola. Ya heading up Hwy 97 later this week?
    G & V - Wandering Warrens


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