Glacier NP

July 19-25, 2017

After spending about 5 hours pitched outside a Toyota dealership in Helena, Montana, we finally hit the road to our next destination, Glacier National Park.  We arrived at Two Medicine campground, on the east side of the park, around 10 pm and it was still light out - I love the north west, it keeps reminding me of home!  We had previously arranged to meet our friends (Uncle) Kyle and Adriane at Two Medicine where they had graciously snagged us a campground spot next to theirs.  Kyle and Adriane were at the end of their 6 week cross country tour so it was awesome to not only spend time with them but, to hear about their adventures. It was actually also great to have a catch up with good friends and other people to talk to besides each other!  As much as we love each other, we miss our families and our friends so much and being on the road has its challenges - all in a good way.  

  We spent about 3 days at Two Medicine with a relaxing buffer day on either side of our epic hike. The great outdoors man AKA Uncle Kyle dragged our butts on a 20 mile hike through Glacier National Park and it was AMAZING!  I say it was amazing and while it was, it was much more amazing once it was over! Anyone who knows me knows that I love to run and like any race, this hike took us through similar emotions and thought processes - “woohoo this is awesome”, “Oh god we aren’t even halfway”, “LOOK AT THESE VIEWS”, “I am so happy that I am doing this, this is awesome”, “if a car were to pass by right now and offer me a lift to the end I would absolutely take it”, “my FEEEEEEET”, “this will be worth it for the beer at the end, we are almost there”, “WHAT?! An hour still to go”.... You get the message, it was an extremely challenging hike and although we are fit and healthy, it was still tough, but also worth it for the beer at the end :)

We spent about 3 days at Two Medicine with a relaxing buffer day on either side of our epic hike. The great outdoors man AKA Uncle Kyle dragged our butts on a 20 mile hike through Glacier National Park and it was AMAZING!  I say it was amazing and while it was, it was much more amazing once it was over! Anyone who knows me knows that I love to run and like any race, this hike took us through similar emotions and thought processes - “woohoo this is awesome”, “Oh god we aren’t even halfway”, “LOOK AT THESE VIEWS”, “I am so happy that I am doing this, this is awesome”, “if a car were to pass by right now and offer me a lift to the end I would absolutely take it”, “my FEEEEEEET”, “this will be worth it for the beer at the end, we are almost there”, “WHAT?! An hour still to go”.... You get the message, it was an extremely challenging hike and although we are fit and healthy, it was still tough, but also worth it for the beer at the end :)

After we said our goodbyes to awesome friends and came to terms with the fact that we only had each other for company from here on out, we headed to the west side of the park to do some more exploring. Here we spent some more time relaxing, because what else is this lifestyle for!!! We also drove the Going-To-The-Sun Road, which was amazing although pretty scary. I decided to give David a break from driving and offered to drive this road since we did not have the trailer with us, well, never have I been so scared of driving a huge pick up truck up the side of the mountain. I thought driving small, windy roads in Scotland had me well prepared for anything but NO, I was a nervous wreck, so much so that David had to take over and of course made it look like a walk in the park!  The next day we biked around the park and spent an evening watching the sunset at Lake McDonald, what an awesome way to end our time at Glacier National Park, another park already on my list for return! Next stop Spokane, Washington.