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Reflection on Lake McDonald

Calm reflection on Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park. Photo: David Restivo, NPS. GNP, flickr.
The Daily Kos New Day Meet Up is now 55 days away and Bigfoot Wants You to be there!


Recently I ran into Bigfoot while buying seeds and he gave me a tip: "Plant your corn early."

I told Bigfoot of our Meet Up and he agrees that this Meet Up will be the most EPIC Meet Up evah!


Bigfoot shared that he lurks here at the Great Orange Satan. ;D

Lake McDonald from Fish Creek

Lake McDonald from Fish Creek, Mt. Brown and Mt. Edwards with Snyder Ridge and Lake McDonald. Glacier National Park flickr.
I shared with Bigfoot that Ojibwa wants to start a Polar Bare Club and we were going swimming at Lake McDonald.

Bigfoot said to look for him as he tends to hangout in Glacier.

Wolverine - Trail Camera Picture

Bigfoot or a wolverine? GNP, flickr.

Lake McDonald Lodge Shoreline - 3

Lake McDonald Lodge Shoreline. GNP flickr.
So now is your chance to join us at the most EPIC Meet Up evah - Glacier!

Going-to-the-Sun Road and Heavens Peak- July 13, 2011

Heaven's Peak, on the Road to the Sun. GNP, flickr.
Are you in?

June 27- July 2nd

TIME: 24/7
 LOCATION: Glacier National Park
 402 9th St W • Columbia Falls, Montana

West Glacier KOA is offering Specials:

Springtime Hot Deals

May 1st--June 27th
      Stay 2 nights, get 1 night free:
    Good for any of our Tent, RV, Camping Cabin, or Deluxe Cabin.

    Excludes Tucker Cabin

    Tenters Escape:

    Upgrade to a Camping Cabin for half the price (50% off)


Welcome to the West Glacier KOA!  Located two and a half miles from Glacier National Park, surrounded by national forest and panoramic mountain views, our resort campground is the ideal place for you and your family.  We offer premier RV camping, tenting, and cabin accommodations and amenities to meet your vacation needs.  Glacier National Park offers a variety of activities including: hiking, fishing, boat tours, bus tours, helicopter tours, horseback riding, rafting, and much more.

*Additional Information

 Accommodations in Glacier National Park

Lake McDonald Lodge - 1

Lake McDonald Lodge, GNP flickr.

Lodging at Glacier National Park

The lodges and inns located throughout Glacier National Park provide a range of accommodations. Visitors may chose from rooms in historic grand hotels dating back to the early 1900's, modern motel type accommodations, rustic cabins, or historic backcountry chalets.
Reservations are strongly encouraged. Rooms book up fast, especially for the peak months of July and August.

More information about the park and elevation

Park Vision - Glacier National Park


Wolf seen by the snow survey crew on the side of the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Glacier National Park flickr.
A very generous offer

Things to do

Glacier is in my backyard. I have a few acres eight miles from West Glacier. No improvements, but the teepee poles are up and there is a crick running through the place. If anyone wants to stay there, I'll put up the teepee and provide a portapotty. No houses within eyesight so it would be a kinda sorta wilderness experience. Ojibwa is a friend, will talk to him when I get back to the Flathead in May. We could use the place for a picnic or staging area for a trip up Desert Mountain ( interesting geology) or a water day at Hungry Horse Resevoir. Unfortunately, it will be too early to pick huckleberries but people can always get a huckleberry milkshake in Hungry Horse which is only a couple miles away. It's also a great place for mountain bikes if anyone wants to bring a bike. There will be lots to see and do. If you have never been to the Flathead, you won't regret the trip.

by spottedbear

Here is a link to Hotels and B & Bs in and near Coram and the park entrance.
 The Evergreen has cabins and rooms starting at $65.00/night
 22 Hotels and B&Bs Travelers Recommend

Sunset on Lake McDonald

Sunset on Lake McDonald
Mt Cannon is kissed by alpenglow on Lake McDonald. David Restivo, NPS. GNP flickr.
Ojibwa has so very kindly offered up a few suggestions for an itinerary:
Perhaps dinner at the lodge on Saturday night. There will probably be a presentation that night as well.

Johns Lake Loop is an easy trail even for folks who are out of shape.

Avalanche Lake is a bit more strenuous, but there is some great scenery.

The Hidden Lake Overlook is at the top of the pass, but may be strenuous for those who are out of shape.

For those who are really, really adventurous:

I could put on a sweat lodge ceremony.

or just a pipe ceremony,

or just tell some traditional histories.

For those who are 62 years and older, there are lifetime $10.00 passes available: Overview of the Senior Pass
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 4. Truman
 5. Ojibwa - arriving for the weekend
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 8. spottedbear
 9. jakedog42
 10. Oke
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 13. state of confusion
 14. Lute the Norwegian
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 16. Thinking Fella
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Lake Josephine Lakeshore, Many Glacier District - 2
Lake Josephine Lakeshore, Many Glacier District - 2, GNP flickr.

Latest diary: Glacier National Park Check In!  Glacier National Park Meetup - Part II

Alpenglow on Lake McDonald

Alpenglow on Lake McDonald, GNP, flickr.
This year's Epic Meet up is at Glacier.

Next year - Roswell!

In July 1947, something happened northwest of Roswell, New Mexico, during a severe thunderstorm. Was it a flying saucer? Was it a weather balloon? What happened?

Famous for what is now known as the Roswell Incident, the town of Roswell hosts an annual UFO festival and the International UFO Museum and Research Center where you can decide for yourself about the flying saucer that allegedly crashed here in 1947. Whatever you decide, you’re likely to be intrigued by the many exhibits and programs about the crash itself and the phenomenon of UFO research.

Originally posted to Street Prophets on Wed May 01, 2013 at 07:17 AM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos Oregon, Pink Clubhouse, PacNW Kossacks, and Montana Kossaks.

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