FIELD NOTES FROM GLACIER NATIONAL PARK

friends celebrating in Glacier National Park

Over the long Fourth of July weekend I made my way up to Glacier National Park for two nights of camping and celebration under the big Montana sky.

I flew into Missoula where I met up with my gal and her friends and was given a proper introduction to the town before driving the two and half hours to the National Park.

Having only two days in the park we opted not to do any monumental hikes and instead used our time to swim in the breathtaking Lake McDonald, watch a Fourth of July parade in the quaint little ghost town of Polebridge which is actually located in the park near the Canadian border, and drive on Going To The Sun Road.

The road winds through the mountains of Glacier and even goes over the Continental Divide. Offering picturesque views around every corner we eventually had to tell ourselves to stop pulling over to explore the sights so we could make it back to camp by sundown.

Waking up under towering pines on our last day was like a dream; we walked from our tent in Fish Creek Campground to Lake McDonald to watch the sunrise over the glaciers in the distance. It was one of those moments that is so surreal that a picture could never do it justice, one of those times where the natural beauty of this world leaves you completely speechless.

– Jeremy (@americayall)

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