Glacier National Park, Montana
In September of 2008, we took a road trip from San Francisco through Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Montana, and part of Canada. There were so many memorable places and sights that we saw along the way; from northern Nevada’s high desert sparseness, through the golden wheat fields and surprising lava fields in Idaho, to the spectacular drives, hikes and wildlife of both Glacier National Park in Montana and Waterton Lakes National Park just across the border in Alberta, Canada.
I don’t know why it took me so long to visit Glacier National Park. My advice: if you love moutains, lakes, wildlife and fresh air, put Glacier on your itinerary. You should also know that wildlife includes grizzly bears. Although I was on high alert and a little nervous wherever we walked in the park, we didn’t see any grizzlies. However, at Waterton Lakes in Alberta we saw a black bear from a safe distance. But at Glacier, we got up close to amusing mountain goats, wild horses, and many smaller critters as we drove and hiked paths to hidden lakes and other vista points.