August 21, 2008
Unfortunately, we didn’t have 2 weeks or more to spend here in Glacier. The park is vast, with virtually unlimited backcountry potential, particularly for those keen on lakes and mountains, streams and waterfalls.
All of our clothes were soaked. We’ve been hand-laundering our clothes as we go along ala Steinbeck (see Travels with Charlie), and hanging them out to dry in camp. SOME of our very light clothes managed to dry before the rain set in, but all of our warm clothes are wet. So, this morning we headed to West Glacier for laundry and breakfast before driving AROUND the park; with the trailer we weren’t allowed to drive the Going to the Sun Road through the park.
It took a LOT longer to drive around than we’d been told. So we found some stops along the way including the Museum of the Plains Indians in Browning, MT. featuring wonderful displays of regalia and goods. Uncle Jerry in particular would have enjoyed it.
We finally found our way across the Canadian border (good-bye pepper spray, potatoes and firewood if you have any left) and into Waterton National Park. It’s incredibly cold and windy here. I wouldn’t be surprised if it snowed tonight, though we’d never know it since the snow probably wouldn’t land until Lethbridge!