glacier national park

Often when car camping for multiple days in a row there’s a bunch of leftovers. Those leftovers are great when thrown into a pot with some ramen noodles. In this case we had some leftover seafood soup from the Korean restaurant we ate at outside of Seattle. It made for a really tasty breakfast. It reminded me of the old fable ‘Stone Soup‘ which always reminds me of one of my past road trips.

After breakfast we explored Glacier National Park. If we had more time and if we hadn’t spent so much money on this trip already we probably would’ve rented one of these boats to go out on this incredible lake.

I thought Glacier National Park would be pretty empty because of its remote location, way up in the northern part of Montana, but it was actually filled with people.

The drive through the park is pretty epic. The road is called the Going-To-The-Sun Road. It’s an amazing drive cut into one side of a valley that was cut by glaciers.

The amazing valley view.

How often do you get to drive right over a waterfall?

We had to wait for a bit because the road was under construction. We sat here by the side of the road eating peanuts and admiring the view. It was as if we were sitting in a humongous stadium of God’s glory. It reminded me of one of my favorite verses, Romans 1:20.

They call Montana ‘Big Sky Country.’ I can see why. They have tons of mountains and lakes in California too, but the scale of the ones here in Montana feel huge in comparison. And even then they are dwarfed by the skies.

I was hoping to step foot on a Glacier– I mean it’s called Glacier National Park, right? But we only saw one Glacier, and that was way off in the distance. Apparently to get to a Glacier we’d need to hike in the backcountry pretty far. The glaciers are all set to disappear by 2020, so I think I want to return soon and do a backpacking trip so I can actually set foot on a Glacier. Anyone down to join me?

Things I’m thankful for:

  • Romans 1:20
  • Epic skies
  • Amazing valleys cut by glaciers

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