Monthly Archives: August 2012

Glacier National Park, Montana – August 21-22, 2012

Tuesday, late afternoon: Leaving the Avalanche Creek area, where I had enjoyed a hike to Avalanche Lake as well as a walk around the Trail of the Cedars, I resumed driving east on Going-to-the-Sun Road.

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Glacier National Park, Montana – August 21, 2012 (to 5:00 p.m.)

Tuesday: This was Julie’s last day in the park. With a flight leaving at 2:00 p.m., she had arranged for the shuttle to pick her up at Apgar Village at noon. Thus, she had very little time left for adventure.

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Glacier National Park, Montana – August 20, 2012

Monday: For the second day in a row, we woke up early and were on the road by 7:00 a.m. The “rush” today was that we wanted to cut the distance we would be hiking by taking a boat shuttle part of the way, the same boat ride that Julie had taken on Saturday. We were aiming for the 9:00 a.m. trip. We had no reservations and thus would count on successfully making it onto the boat as standby, which had worked for Julie and Ed on Saturday.

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Glacier National Park, Montana – August 18-19, 2012

Saturday: This was my Sabbath, from about 8:30 p.m. on Friday to about 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, so Julie knew that she was on her own as far as traveling and sightseeing.

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Glacier National Park, Montana – August 17, 2012

Friday: While planning the trip, Julie and I had each read the Moon Guide and listed the hikes we were interested in. We both agreed that the 11.6-mile Highline Trail/Loop Trail sounded good.

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Glacier National Park, Montana – August 15-16, 2012

Wednesday: I flew from LaGuardia to Kalispell, Montana via United, changing planes in Chicago. I arrived in Kalispell at 12:30 p.m., and was relieved when my duffel bag (with all my camping gear) appeared at baggage claim.

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Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Westchester County, NY

This was my second visit to this park. The last time the parking fee had been $8, but no one was there to collect it. This time, it was up to $10, and there was an attendant present to collect the fee.

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