Day 10: Glacier National Park

I arrived at Glacier National Park fairly late, the visitors center was already closed and signs were up all over that the main road was closed due to fires and many of the campgrounds were closed for the season. I wandered the informational signs at the visitors center for a while until I saw the sign for Many Glaciers, a section they described as "the heart of Glacier National Park." It seems the campground was still open, although in primitive status, so I decided to head that way.

It turns out that primitive status means all water is turned off and the bathrooms are all closed except for one porto-potty type of toilet. Considering at least 50 campsites were still full, I knew this was going to be fun.

The next morning I slept in a little bit before getting up and heading out to explore the park. I drove around Many Glaciers area and it was beautiful, but unless I wanted to go on a 10+ hour long hike, not a whole lot I could do. I decided to check out the main road, which was open for about half it's length, all the way up to Logan's Pass. About half way up I stopped to get a closer look at a sign that said "waterfalls." Turns out there were falls about 2 1/2 mile round trip hike. Perfect. The waterfall was fantastic and well worth the hike.

After the hike, I continued up the mountain where I was greeted with some amazing views. Such a beautiful location.

Afterwards, I decided to make the long drive all the way across Montana and am currently writing this on the border of North Dakota, sitting in the kitchen area of a hotel waiting for my laundry to finish. Next stop, Fort Union Trading post.