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Going-to-the-Sun-RoadNorth Central, MT
North Central, MT
Scenic Drive avatar Aug 06 2012
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Scenic Drive75.00 Miles 3,500 AEG
Scenic Drive75.00 Miles
3,500 ft AEG
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8-3 We drove about 10 miles of the GTTSR to get to Siyeh Bend for our hike in Preston Park. (Ambika got a pic of a bear standing up; though he wasn't facing us it was still pretty cool). And of course, we had to take the GTTSR back to the Rising Sun.
8-4 We drove the GTTSR about 8 miles to get to the Gunsight Pass TH at the Jackson Overlook where we left our car. Our intent was to hike the Gunsight Trail to Sperry Chalet for 2 nites and then come back to the TH but the temps and distance and difficulty of the hike had us change our mind and we hiked down the Sperry Trail to Lake McDonald instead.
8-6 :wrt: Shuttled from Lake McDonald to the Avalanche stop to change buses to Logan Pass to change buses and then to our car at the Gunsight TH at the Jackson Overlook. We drove the GTTSR to Logan Pass Visitors Center and walked around.
We drove slowly down the west side of Logan Pass as there was some waterfall action. We stopped at the Overlook that was just completed last summer and walked around. As we came back to our car, there was a lot more goat action occuring at what I think is Oberlin Falls. (I got a lot of it on film).
We drove all the way to Apgar Village at the western edge of Lake McDonald with a stop at Lake McDonald Lodge complex to eat a late lunch at the Red Jammer restaurant where we had a huckleberry soda,huckleberry beer, huckleberry wine and huckleberry ice cream along with a pizza and a bison bratwurst.
The next day was our tourist day.

8-8 We drove the GTTSR in the AM to the Rising Sun Boat Dock and Rising Sun store.

Here is some video of the goats and such on GTTSR and Lake McDonald: http://youtu.be/VnTvUwRxJz0
Be sure and change the setting to HD for optimal video viewing.

And in case you would like to see the notorious floral garden of Glacier Park Lodge outside of East Glacier, here is a 2 minute video from that: http://youtu.be/XFNNCQd3bwg
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Oh, and once in awhile, don't forget to look back at the trail you've traveled.
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