Summer Adventure 2021: week Five Part One – Glacier National Park

We spent two days at Glacier National Park, Montana. This year the park announced new rules for visitors to the park: Only visitors holding a ticket obtained online from the park website can enter. It’s next to impossible to get a ticket because only 150 tickets are available each day.

The only other option is to wait in line at 6 am or at 5 pm and hope you can get into the park that way.

However, we met someone who had just left Glacier the day before in Lolo, Montana who told us about another way into the park on the west side that won’t require a ticket or waiting in line. We decided to give it a try and beat the lines at the west gate.

We drove up the dirt road as we were instructed by this stranger. Got completely lost and almost ended up in Canada! Turned around and came back down the dirt road about 30 miles and happened to look to our left and there it was a gateway into the park that was completely open with no one waiting!

Yep, we got lost on a terrible road to Canada, but in the end we were able to get into Glacier National Park without a ticket or reservations. Come along with us as we explore Glacier National Park…

Me, MaryAnn, and the Traveling Pups at the entrance on the west side of the park.
A deer greeted us on the side of the road.
The road inside Glacier.
The road inside Glacier.
The road inside Glacier.
From the dirt road to Canada.
Glacier National Park.
From the dirt road to Canada, pic of the west side of Glacier.
From the road to Canada pic of the west side of Glacier.
From the road to Canada. We were lost, but got some great pictures of the west side of Glacier National Park.
The dirt road to Canada.
The dirt road to Canada.
From the road to Canada, a picture of the mountains on the west side of Glacier.
More pics from the west side of Glacier.
Glacier National Park
From the road to Canada of the west side of Glacier.
West side of Glacier.
Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park.
Lake McDonald
Tai and Jane at McDonald Falls.
Lake McDonald
Lake McDonald
McDonald Falls
Lake McDonald
Lake McDonald
McDonald Falls
Lake McDonald
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
Water Falls in Glacier.
Our campsite in Glacier RV Park, West Glacier
Our campsite
Our campsite.
Our tiny house at Glacier RV Park.

On our next post we continued west on route 12 after leaving Glacier National Park. We were headed towards Libby, Montana and Blackwell Flats Campground on the banks of the Kootenai River.

On the way we met up with five friends and fellow owners of Leisure Travel Vans who had gone with us to Alaska in 2018.

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