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Glacier, Yellowstone National Parks in winter splendor!

Going to the Sun Highway, closed in winter but for snowshoers and cross-country skiers, at Lake McDonald Lodge inside Glacier Park; Logan Pass just 21 miles ahead! Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park, looking northeast from Going to the Sun Highway. Bighorn sheep ram poses for photo in Gardiner, Montana, just north of the park entrance. […]

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Our national parks in dead of winter; a once-in-a-lifetime must-do!

Trumpeter Swans in Yellowstone’s Firehole River near Old Faithful area. Buffalo and calf, Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone Park. Lake McDonald Lodge, closed in winter, marks end of the Going to Sun Highway. Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park, taken from Going to the Sun Highway. Spend the night in a caboose at the Issac Walton […]

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Dog sled adventures; Pull power…traveling at the speed of dog!

Adventures in a Montana dog sled; awesome pull power, traveling at the speed of dog! A year earlier, we’d seen the kennel truck, with dog sled strapped to the top, of Dog Sled Adventures parked in front of Whitefish Mountain Lodge, Whitefish, MT. Five friendly sled dogs poked their heads out of the side of […]

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Winter adventure in northwest Montana; Glacier National Park, Whitefish Mountain Resort in Whitefish!

Glacier National Park, Whitefish Mountain Resort in Whitefish make for exciting winter times! We spent six days in Whitefish, in northwestern Montana, beginning on Super Bowl Sunday, for skiing and catching up with old National Ski Patrol pals. The area had been hammered by a big snowstorm just before our arrival, which continued the first […]

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The Mighty Rocky Mountains; Montana, Glacier National Park and the Canadian Rockies!

As I noted in last week’s feature, we’re on a journey of exploration: California to Nova Scotia, Canada, via the Trans-Canada Highway and a return through the USA’s East Coast, Midwest and historic Rt. 66.  We will log about 9,000 miles in 69 days, towing a tiny Scotty teardrop travel trailer.  We will camp about […]

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Glacier National Park and the Canadian Rockies; towers of rock stand sentinel over frigid landscape!

On a recent trip to Whitefish, Montana to join friends for a ski vacation, we ventured into nearby Glacier National Park for two days of exploring. We then trekked north another 350 miles into British Columbia and Alberta to see Kootenay and Banff National Parks. This is the story of these three grand parks in […]

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Montana’s Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, scenic, cold and uncrowded in winter!

        Last January,  we headed to Whitefish, MT, to join a group of ski patrol friends to ski at Whitefish Mountain (formerly, Big Mountain), tour into Glacier National Park and make our way south to Yellowstone National Parks.  I suggest such a winter trip should be on the bucket list for any […]

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Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake in winter, cold and uncrowded! Part I of III installments

We were headed to Whitefish, MT, to join an old group of ski patrol friends to ski at Whitefish Mountain (formerly, Big Mountain), tour into Glacier National Park, then make our way south to Yellowstone and Teton National Park.  We met up on Super Bowl Sunday and the 15 of us hung out in beautiful […]

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