Glacier National Park: Hike, Run, Eat
First Hike, First Post-Marathon Run - A Little Painful!
We've only been in Glacier National Park a few days and we've already seen so many wild flowers, mountains, creeks, water falls and lakes. On our first hike, we drove on the Going to the Sun Road to Logan Pass to hike to Hidden Lake. Four days after running the Missoula Marathon, that was a painful first post-race run but not so much because I was sore.
Here we are happily hiking to Hidden Lake before the storm. "I hear thunder. We should turn around," said one of us.
"No, we're almost there!" said the other. Then the rain turned into ice. The ice pellets hitting our freezing faces and legs hurt like fire. Ouch, ouch, ouch! Here's a video of the hike where we talk about it.
Second Hike with a Fun Run Down the Mountain
|Avalanche Lake Hike|
Afterwards, we stopped at Lake McDonald Lodge to eat at the nice restaurant there and played a game of chess in the large foyer. Oh, and the person who thought that we should turn around when we first heard the thunder also won the chess game... Just sayin'!
Camping in our RV
We're camping just outside of Glacier National Park on the west side. On the way to Glacier from Missoula, my husband and I stayed at the Kalispell Walmart. Close by was a sports store where I tried on the hydration pack designed by Jenny Jurek - seemed to fit well. Then we drove to west Glacier where we stayed at the woodsy Glacier Campground and now we're at the West Glacier KOA - best thing about it is the short wooded road in front of the campground where I got in a short run.
Yummy Foods Lately
Yummy Foods Lately
- Nutella Crepe from Amazing Crepes in Whitefish, MT - I need a crepe recipe so I can make these.
- Housemade Granola Bar sold at the register at West Glacier Restaurant for only $1 - large, kept it in my backpack for many hikes.
- Bread Pudding Recipe (single serving, I added banana) - today's breakfast!