Hello all, found some wifi at last. So our week at Glacier is almost over and it is by far the most spectacular park we have visited. It has also been extremely hot here, it won’t be cold Glacier for much longer. Temp today is 36c, and Yellowstone was even hotter, but a swim in the lakes here cools you off quickly.
We popped up to Canada during the week to do a hike called the International Peace Hike which starts in the Canadian side of the park and ends in the US side, we then got a boat back across the lake, a 8.7 mile hike. We have also been up to see hidden lake which was gorgeous, very ‘sound of music’, and lots of mountain goats too.
Onto Washington state next, should be cooler over there, we hope can’t take much more of this heat. Although I hear that it’s been raining for 50 or so days solid at home.
Will post some new photos up today too.
No Internet access at the parks, so stopped outside a Best Western hotel for some WiFi to give quick update. Great places lots to see. Will upload some photos when we get a chance.
Grand Teton was amazing, the mountain peaks just appear as you drive into the park and they are amazing to see. You enter the park via the town of Jackson, the same as the Johny Cash song. A really nice town with great art galleries, antique stores and restaurants, there is also wifi dotted about the town which is extremely handy, visit the Harddrive Cafe for free wifi and Internet kiosks.
The heat was unreal when we were there in the mid 30s so we decided to relax and not stress ourselves too much so we passed the few days by swimming in Jackson Lake. We also visited Teton Village which is more of a Winter skiing town but we got to ride the Bridger Gondola up to Bridger Bar & Restaurant where Lou got some very nice cocktails, but I was driving.
Onto Yellowstone, Grand Teteon is to it’s very south.