Trail of the Cedars

National Parks

Glacier National Park Part 1: Lake McDonald and Avalanche Creek


Our first day at GNP was a quick visit after driving from Coeur D’Alene to Whitefish.  We were staying on Big Mountain in Whitefish, which was beautiful, but unfortunately not very conveniently located for exploring the park.  The running joke the whole trip was that it was close in Montana miles, since everything is expansive and wide open.  The drive to the park from our condo was about 45 minutes, and that was just to the west entrance, driving across the park adds another one to two hours depending on traffic and the destination. (more…)