Montana Trip18 August 2013

Lake McDonald

Melissa and I spent a week exploring the great state of Montana earlier this month. She was in Missoula for work; I joined her there and we headed to Glacier National Park and points north. We explored Missoula and took in the Ospreys vs. the Helena Brewers at Ogren Park Allegiance Field.

Our stay in West Glacier was mostly a bust thanks to ceaseless rain. Thankfully the bar and restaurant at the Belton Chalet were a cozy setting to pass the time with endless games of Uno.

From West Glacier we headed north to the Way Less Traveled Bed and Breakfast, a delightful place far, far off the beaten path. Our hosts Nancy and Paul were adept at feeding us and making us comfortable.

We spent our daytime on hikes around the Bowman Lake area, in the northwest corner of the park. It's far quieter and undeveloped compared to the West Glacier area.

On the way back down to Missoula, we swung back through the park and drove up Going to the Sun Road. This time around the weather was perfect, and we were treated to endless vistas and, much to Melissa's delight, a pack of mountain goats up near Logan's Pass.

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