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Vacation 2013 – Part 12 – Waterton/Glacier

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What a crazy day we had today. Each time we visit Lethbridge we will always take one day and make a family trip to Waterton Lakes National Park. This trip was no different and today was the day of our Waterton drive. Something different happen today however, today as we were leaving Waterton, we started to drive each side road coming out of the park. The final road we took was highway 6 south. Highway 6 takes you to the Chief Mountain Border Crossing in Montana. As we drove south I decided maybe we would just cross the border and do a quick turn around and we could than say we went to Montana on this trip. It became the plan but, once we got to the border we asked what was the closes town, we were told it was Babb. Then we asked how far to Glacier National Park and the Going to the Sun Road, we were told about 30 miles. We were off again. Once we got through Babb and got to St Mary (where the east entrance to Glacier is), we ask the Park people how long the drive on Going to the Sun road would take us today. We were told there was construction happening but, normally without stops about 2 hours. It was around 3:30 pm the road closed at 7 pm and the Chief Mountain Border crossing closed at 9 pm. I figure we had time. The Park people then asked where we wanted to cross back into Canada and when we told them they said it might be better if we come back to the east entrance for our return. We were told we should have time to do that. Again we were off. We drove through Glacier until we reached Lake McDonald (just 15 miles from the west entrance). There we turned around to make our way back. The problem became that on the way back I stopped at quite a few places to photograph, places I noted on the drive west. This added just a little time to our return trip. Considering with the construction we were about 2 hours to get to Lake McDonald that started to become a problem. It was 5:30 pm when we started our return and we were about 3 hours getting back to the east entrance. Traffic coming in from the east had stopped by the time we reached St Mary but, we could get out of the park without a problem. Now we had to cross back into Canada at Piegan towards Cardston as the Waterton Lakes area crossing would be closed. That was fine as it would shorten the Canadian part of our return to Lethbridge. We headed back to Lethbridge and arrived a short 14 hours after we left, a great short day of driving, lol. Everyone had a great day and we enjoyed the free spiritedness of just doing whatever came to mind. Of course Dale, the Girls and Bella the Dog all crashed when we got back but, I had to stay up, load images, edit a few and write a blog post. So, 3 parks (Waterton, Glacier and the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park) 2 countries, 1 state and 1 province today, it was Awesome. Here are a few images from Canada and the US. Enjoy thanks for following along and as always Happy Shooting.

 

Red Rock Canyon, Waterton Lakes National Park

Red Rock Canyon, Waterton Lakes National Park

 

Driftwood Beach, Upper Waterton Lake, Waterton Lakes National Park

Driftwood Beach, Upper Waterton Lake, Waterton Lakes National Park

 

Looking to Canada from the top of Logan Pass (6646 ft), Glacier National Park, Montana

Looking to Canada from the top of Logan Pass (6646 ft), Glacier National Park, Montana

 

 

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Written by leesacrey

August 15, 2013 at 12:49 AM

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  1. Incredible beauty………..

    Mona

    August 15, 2013 at 2:11 AM

  2. Time lapse [first image] is awesome Lee – gorgeous!!

    Arthur Boutilier

    August 15, 2013 at 8:48 AM

  3. Lee those images are just awesome! So happy you and your family are enjoying life!!

    Loretta Beck

    August 25, 2013 at 7:16 PM


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