Glacier National Park

I came by Glacier national Park, but could not stay there because all campgrounds were full.

A few Pics:

I made a quick tour of the park, and left in the Barth about 10:00 PM. Then ensued the “Night from Hell!”

At the townlet at the entrance of the park, I made a wrong turn left instead of right. It was dark, but I could see well enough to stay on the road, I reasoned.

About 30 minutes later I arrived at — the Canadian border again. They put me thru a 15 minute search, then let me make a U-turn. The US customes then put me thru a 20 minute drill. I was at the wrong place, and about an hour had expired.

So I went back to St. Mary to catch the road 464, which the customs guys said was much better than the 89 to the next town. There I took 464, but when I got to the next town (Browning), I was confronted with a 89 sign, with a left and right arrow, but no direction clarification. I guessed right, and immediately knew I was wrong, but in the dark, all the way back to St. Mary, I could find no flat pulloff to camp at, nor a place to turn around the 55 foot beast (with tow).

I finally found a bar that had closed, with a parking lot I could see, and pulled over for the night at – you guessed it, St. Mary. I had been going in circles for 3 hours.

Now I do not have to remind myself why I do not drive after dark!

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