Across the Great Divide

This afternoon we crossed the Great Divide at Marias Pass (5,213 ft.) on US-2 at the southern edge of Glacier National Park, and we're now on the Pacific Ocean side of the continent, where we'll be for a few months. Both Dar and I have missed the mountains... the dry air, changeable and unpredictable weather, coolness bordering on cold-ness, the vistas, stark white fresh snow framed by angry dark clouds and the brightest blue sky you can imagine... this is some of what we experienced today. And we relished every moment of it.

Tonight, we're at a small RV Park just outside the west entrance to Glacier NP. The campgrounds in Glacier don't have hookups at all, and since the temps are predicted to get down near freezing the next night or two, we opted for a place with "plug-eens" (power) for our little electric heater. That's one thing we like about this lifestyle... having options.

I'd have included a picture of our campsite here... but Verizon is being cantankerous... and not cooperating with me. So photos will have to wait until tomorrow.

Ready for the sack...


dshymas said…
I have many fond memories of our drive through Glacier NP a few years ago. The only problem was the heavy traffic. Hopefully you are getting there just late enough in the season the traffic will be better
Thom Hoch said…
Today, Thursday, we made our first foray into the Park. It's a Holiday weekend but at least today, it wasn't bad. We'll see what the weekend brings.
Gotta' love those little electric heaters. Sure beats burning propane or freezing.

Sounds like a great time of year to visit GNP. Hopefully you won't see too much snow.

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