Brain Download: Glacier

Do:  The Loop to Logan’s Pass Trail, and any trail that will get you up close and personal with a glacier.  While I didn’t get as close as I would have liked, they’re still visible, and may very well not be in another 10 years…

See:  Glaciers clinging to mountainsides for dear life; feisty marmots in the Highline Trail underbrush; if visiting from Spring to late Summer, many species of colorful wildflowers all across the park; hopefully not grizzlies (at least up close).

Drive:  The Going-to-the-Sun Road lives up to its reputation between Red Rock Point and Siyeh Ben, but a beautiful lakeside view can be enjoyed further to the east all the way to Rising Sun along this road as well.

Stay:  Any of the developed campgrounds along the Going-to-the-Sun Road are easily accessed and full of amenities such as plumbed bathrooms, potable water, and ranger programs.  Apgar is a fine campground, but try for Avalanche, as it’s more centrally located.

Eat:  Northern Lights Saloon in Polebridge, on the western edge of the park, offers the best food and atmosphere for a hundred miles in any direction.  Try the huckleberry-glazed elk meatloaf, and don’t skimp on the homemade pie.  If you find yourself on the eastern side of the park, multiple restaurants in St. Mary, including Park Cafe (get the pie here as well, reviewed in the ‘Pie’ section of this very website!) seem to offer quite palatable grub.

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