When we woke it was to a soft rain and it didn't appear to be letting up any time soon. There was also no cell signal, no internet, no TV reception and therefore we decided to set off on this ride since there was nothing else to do.
Our plan was to stop at Lake McDonald and have lunch at the lodge, but we failed to see the signs and missed this stop. Oh well, we'll find something else along the way. Yeah right.
Even with the rain and fog it was a beautiful drive, or maybe the beauty was because of the weather as it gave it an other worldly feeling.
|These are the little red tour cars that take passengers|
There was also a lot of construction going on, with multiples waits for the pilot car to lead us through.
Did I mention that as you maneuver around hairpin turns and up and over hills that this is open range?
When we got to Logan Pass, which is just over the top loop we noticed the rain had solidified into soft snow. This is as much snow as I hope to ever see again in our new life.
|One of the glaciers can be seen in this view.|
At the visitor center we saw photos of how the glaciers have receded. It is predicted with global warming that they will be completely gone by 2020. That's only six years away and I fear they will be right.
We did finally find a place for lunch at Rising Sun towards the end of the trail...about 2:30.
Later on in the day the sun finally came out and it looks like tomorrow will be a better day.
Long Live the Queen