|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.