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Thursday, 9 July 2015

Many Glacier

Glacier National Park, Montana

We spent three nights in Great Falls before driving up to Glacier National Park. Great Falls is one of our favorite places. I always have one drink in the Icehouse Bar, which prohibits colors, firearms and aggressive behavior.

 We stayed in this old lodge in Many Glacier about 25 years ago. It was very cold and grizzly bears were wandering about near the lodge. The lodges in Glacier and  the Canadian park in Waterton were built by the Great Northern Railroad in the 1920s as a way to encourage affluent Americans to visit the USA instead of Europe.

 We're going back Sunday to ride horses up into the mountains.

 We're staying in Saint Mary's at the beginning of the Going-to-the-Sun highway. Glacier is a great place to hike. Glacier has over 700 miles of hiking trails. These are well described on the internet.

The fishing here is a little confusing. No license is required within the park, but no lead can be used, only certain species can be taken and only artificial lures can be used. On Blackfoot territory, the Indians have their own rules and permits. In Montana, off the Park and off the reservation, another set of licenses and rules prevail.

Many Glacier is high on the East side of Glacier National Park. Very beautiful...

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