August 18, 2008
We wouldn’t have minded staying here and playing on the river for another day, or month, but we have other plans, don’t we? I confess we all envied the families who live at the ranches along the river just a short drive, really, from Missoula.
At the recommendation of a few locals, we opted to head toward Glacier via the Seeley/Swan valley rather than the more western route through Kalispell. I’ve heard great things about the towns along the lake near Kalispell, but we opted for the forested route and weren’t disappointed. The girls especially enjoyed our lunchtime stop and swim at Swan Lake; E tried dancing her version of the ballet of same name while in the water – very entertaining.
Then we found our way to camp in Glacier National Park at Avalanche Creek – just in time for dinner, then sunset (much earlier here at 8:15) back at McDonald Lake.