Glacier NP (August, 2015)

We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary by renting Montana Homestead, a house in Columbia Falls, Montana for a week in early August. Charles & Kellie (our older son and his wife), Daniel & Jill (our younger son and his wife) and Alexa & Haley (our granddaughters) spent the week with us. The house was perfect with plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms for everyone, a great kitchen and living room, and everything that we could possibly need.

Charles rented a car and provided transportation for his parents. Daneil and his famiily drove their truck from Colorado. They brought along their bikes, paddleboards and other toys. With two vehicles we were free to do things together or as separate groups.

The main attraction was Glacier National Park. One day we took a Red Bus Tour from Apgar Center to Logan Pass and back. It was a nice way to see some of the park without the pressure of driving. We went out after breakfast each day with lunch packed and were home in time to make dinner.

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Montana Homestead (the house we rented)





Alexa's chalk work

8/4 Sunset - Nancy

8/4 Sunset - Nancy

8/4 Sunset - Nancy

8/4 Sunset - Nancy

8/6 Sunset - Chuck

8/6 Sunset - Chuck

8/6 Sunset - Chuck

8/6 Sunset - Chuck

Daily Visitors

Daily Visitors

Daily Visitors

Daily Visitors

8/6 Sunset - Nancy

8/6 Sunset - Nancy

8/6 Sunset - Nancy

8/6 Sunset - Nancy

8/6 Sunset - Nancy

8/6 Sunset - Nancy

8/6 Sunset - Nancy

8/6 Sunset - Nancy

8/6 Sunset - Nancy

8/6 Sunset - Nancy

8/6 Sunset - Nancy

8/6 Sunset - Nancy

Baseball with Haley









Paddleboarding at Lion Lake





















Hungry Horse Reservoir







South Fork of the Flathead

Goat Lick

August 3 - Red Bus Tour
(Apgar Visitor Center to Logan Pass)


Our Red Bus

Waiting to board the bus

Waiting to board the bus

McDonald Lodge

McDonald Lodge

McDonald Lodge

McDonald Lodge

McDonald Lodge

McDonald Lodge

McDonald Lodge

McDonald Lodge

at Logan Pass Visitor Center

at Logan Pass Visitor Center

Columbian Ground Squirrel

Artwork at Logan Pass Visitor Center

Artwork at Logan Pass Visitor Center

Artwork at Logan Pass Visitor Center

Artwork at Logan Pass Visitor Center

Artwork at Logan Pass Visitor Center

Artwork at Logan Pass Visitor Center

Bighorn Sheep (8 of them)

Bighorn Sheep (8 of them)

Mountain Goats (photo by Charles)

















August 3 - Hike along McDonald Creek


Upper McDonald Falls








Alexa and Haley

Alexa and Haley







Haley's Toad

Haley

Skipping stones

Skipping stones

August 4 - Lake McDonald Trail


Trail Sign

Butterfly on Fireweed

Chipmunk



Western Red Cedar

Chipmunk








Fireweed


Fireweed

Fireweed


August 5 - Lake Bowman


Deer at Lake Bowman Entrance





Mom, Charles, Dad

Yellow-rumped warbler

Gray jay, aka camp robber










Three-toed Woodpecker









Alexa & Haley













August 6 - East Glacier & St. Mary's


at Marias Pass

at Marias Pass

at Marias Pass


Two Medicine Lake

Glacier near Mad Wolf Mt.

Hwy 49 between St Mary
and East Glacier

at Marias Pass

Running Eagle Falls

Running Eagle Falls

Two Medicine Lake

Two Medicine Lake

Meadow at St. Mary

at St. Mary

at St. Mary

at St. Mary

August 7 - Trail of the Cedars




Charles & Nancy

Charles



Charles

Western Red Cedar


Black Cottonwood

Black Cottonwood and
Western Red Cedar

Black Cottonwood

August 7 - Avalanche Gorge



Daniel

Alexa

Daniel, Alexa, Haley

Alexa & Haley



































August 7 - Going to the Sun Road













Heaven's Peak

Heaven's Peak






Haystack Falls

















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