Montana is beautiful – that’s all there is to it! We’ve spent many seasons in Yellowstone NP but this is our first time visiting Glacier. The drive from Wallace was spectacular as we darted in and out of thunderstorms. We had reservations at a KOA and we weren’t really sure what to expect. We aren’t usually RV Park campers, but our late decision to take this trip meant that most park campgrounds were full, so KOA it was! I splurged and reserved a “premium” site….concrete pad, fire pit, picnic table and bbq. The photos looked nice enough, as they should being this was costing as much as a nice hotel, but the idea of being sandwiched in by huge RVs wasn’t very appealing.
Much to our surprise the KOA was gorgeous!
Seriously…..really, really nice! Wow!
Our first experience in the park was a rather wet one. We only had two days to explore, so rain or shine we pushed on. I had been a bit worried about driving on the Going-to-the-Sun Road, not being a fan of heights and cliffs and Todd being a distracted driver…but, the road was so fogged in I couldn’t see how high up we actually were! Our first hike was Hidden Lake, a popular destination in the park apparently – even in the fog and rain! What I didn’t realize though is that the terrain is so steep that the weather changes quickly! Our hike started out like this:
And then quickly turned to this: