Busy, busy, busy……getting ready for a camping and hiking trip this weekend to the Many Glacier area of Glacier National Park. We’ve made some trail mix, cleaned hydration packs, and started getting the camping gear ready.
The Going to the Sun Road should be completely open tomorrow and the June 26th opening is considerably earlier than last years July 2nd opening. Crews have been working on damage caused during a November 2006 rainstorm, not to mention substantial avalanche damage from this past Spring. Recent snow and wet weather have delayed some of the work, but shouldn’t hamper the opening.
Glacier National Park is open year round, but the Sun Road gets special attention as it enables visitors to access Logan Pass with its awesome scenery and cross the Continental Divide.
Winter snow is often left over at this time of year and we often see kids of all ages laughing and playing in it. Life’s simple pleasures are the best and it brings me joy seeing people having so much fun in a place that I love.
Tomorrow, we will drive the 50 mile long road to the east and travel north to Many Glacier to camp and hike the Iceberg Lake Trail. You’ll be hearing more of our trip, I’m sure, but for now I’d better get moving! We’ve just posted a video about backpack preparation to our Youtube channel, so I’ll leave you with that.