Saturday, August 2, 2014

Montana Vacation Day 5

Day 5


Yea!  Glacier National Park!  We made it!
Some of our first views of the park.
 
 
 
 
 
It was pretty much a four hour drive from Helena to Glacier National Park, but the scenery was gorgeous so we didn't mind the drive.  GNP has many first-come-first-serve campgrounds and after scouting out the situation, we found the last two campsites at Cut Bank campground.  It is about 15 miles from the St. Mary's visitors center and then 5 miles down a dirt/rock road.  It was a beautiful, rustic site near a mountain stream. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The road to our camp ground.
 
 
We set up camp and then headed to the nearest place for dinner.  There are lots of bears in GNP and as a rule, I do not have ANY food at the campsite.  All snacks and even water stay in the car.  Something as small as a food spill on the ground or your cloths could attract a bear to your campsite and I, for one, do not wish to be awakened by a hungry bear sniffing around! 
 
 
The area just to the East of GNP is the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.  We constantly crossed in and out of the Reservation and the Park.  We ate at a taco stand just outside the St. Mary's visitor's center.  It was surprisingly good!
 
 



We hung out at the taco stand for a while, planning our next move and just relaxing!




After dinner, Hubby's Friend headed back to the campground, while Hubby, the kids, and me hung out and waited for dark so we could attend the stargazing program at the visitor's center. 
 
The night sky is spectacular at GNP!
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





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