Friday, September 20, 2013

Glacier National Park - Part 5

There is still plenty to see in the Lake McDonald valley. For one, there is McDonald Creek that flows along the Going-to-the-Sun Road.

The water was SUPER clear!

The creek flows into, what else, Lake McDonald! This lake is also about ten miles long and nearly 500 feet deep. It is the largest lake in the park. Surprisingly the temperature of the water at the shoreline was warm. I am sure the summer sun heats up the rocks and keeps the shallower depths warm. I would bet the center of the lake is c-o-l-d!

Looking Northeast from the Shore of Lake McDonald

Us at Lake McDonald

We stopped in West Glacier briefly to browse the gift shop before continuing on to our night's stay in Whitefish, Montana.

There you have it! A brief tour of the Going-to-the-Sun Road and some of the sights in Glacier National Park. It is a beautiful place that needs further exploration. We need to take the camper next time so we can spend more time hiking and seeing other areas of the park.


  1. Great pic, Sally. I looked at your previous post and as I said earlier we were there in July last year and it was the first day the 'going to the sun road was open because of so much snow. Logan pass was snow up to you eyeballs and over. Beautiful. I loved being on the edge of the road looking down---beautiful. We stayed in Polson at Bob's son's place.
    But all in all---Isn't Glacier wonderful. I am glad you were there. MB

  2. waving hello! :) such beautiful blues!

  3. I love the aqua water in the second photo and the reflection of the mountains in the third. Nice to see you too.
    I read your previous post and I would not like driving on that road. I don't like heights. Thanks for taking us along on your journey.
    Have a great weekend.

  4. hey, you could use that for your Christmas card. great shots. ( :

    i could not get over the water - the colors are just amazing!!

  5. The water is incredible absolutely! Just wonderful.

  6. That water is SO clear. Definitely a place to take the camper.

  7. Wow, that water is so beautiful! It would be fun to take the camper and spend more time exploring the area. :)


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