Glacier National Park entry gate before 6:00 AM when the ticketed entry was enforced. Having our pass, we could be a bit more leisurely. If you read my last post you know that we changed our plans; instead of spending two nights in East Glacier Park and heading home through Lolo Pass, fires required us to go back the way we came. So, we made reservations at The Finch in Whitefish, Montana – a little bit west of the western entry.
Travel: Date: July 13, 2021 As I have mentioned many times about this trip, my hope was to find a lot of trains to photograph. That hadn’t worked out as planned but we did see some beautiful sites. This day’s trip was to go through Glacier National Park and spend two nights in East Glacier.… Continue reading Road Trip to Glacier Day 5: Going to the Sun Road Eastbound
After a one-night stay in Couer d’Alene, Idaho we went to Flathead Lake, Montana for two nights – giving us a full day to explore the lake.
When you read the future posts on our August trip to Santa Cruz, you’ll be able to compare and contrast vacations I plan and those Carla plans. My goal on this trip was to follow the old Great Northern railroad route from Leavenworth, Washington to East Glacier, Montana. On our fourth day we had a short drive from Leavenworth to Couer d’Alene, Idaho.
The fast way would have been to take I90, but that route doesn’t parallel the train route so we took the more scenic route along US Highway 2.
After being stymied on my train hunt in the Columbia Gorge, we headed up to Leavenworth, Washington. Carla had been here twice before: once with her Bunco group and once with her sisters. She loves the little tourist town; for myself, I was hoping for plenty of train action on what I supposed to be the BNSF mainline from Seattle to Chicago. We’ll see.