Thursday, September 11, 2008

Glacier Trip

So just wanted to tell everyone about my trip to Glacier National Park over Labor day weekend.

We, meaning Morgan, her boyfriend Alec, and Nadine- a good friend of Morgan left Missoula in the afternoon on Friday and got to our campsite about 8 that night. We stayed at a campground right inside the park's east entrance called St. Mary's. We set up tent and unpacked everything then Alec made hamburgers for dinner and of course we had smores also. It was so windy that day and all night that I seriously thought our tent was going to fly away with us in it.

But the morning was beautiful. We got up early and made our way to Many Glacier for our trail ride. We went on a half day horseback riding trip to a secluded lake and glacier called Grinnell. It was so pretty. It was nice to be on a horse again. My horses name was Duke and he was huge! Seriously his back was as tall as I am. After we got back we went on a short hike to Appacune falls. We got to be right under the falls and climb over all these rocks. It was so fun. We were all so exhausted from the day we just went back to the campsite and relaxed, drank, talked and cooked dinner. Alec made these wonderful rib eye steaks and corn on the cob. And then smores for dessert!

The next morning we slept in but when we got up it was raining. We planned on going on an all day hike but we decided that probably wouldn't be the best thing in the rain and then have to sit in a car for three hours soaking wet. So we drove the Going-to-the-Sun road. It was amazing. It felt like I was on top of the world. And with the rain, the clouds were really low so the mountains looked all smokey and mystic. We went to the top of Lookout Pass and then drove back down, and started on our way home.

I had so much fun. It was a good way to kind of end the summer and hang out with friends before things got busy and stressful. If I ever figure out how to put pictures on here I will, but who knows how long that is going to take :)

1 comment:

carly smith said...

glad you had a good time. mat and i were talking about your trip the other night, and i told him i can't even remember going to glacier ever... bummer.
glad you had fun tho. i'm hoping next summer to get more than one camping trip in.... we shall see.