A Day on the Eastern Side of Glacier National Park

October 2, 2010

Sign at the entrance to Glacier National Park

Viewpoint at the first bridge, just inside Glacier National Park at St. Mary's

The eastern side of Glacier National Park is accessed in St. Mary’s.  Because of highway construction, we could drive the Going-to-the-Sun road only as far as Logan’s Pass.  Because of the high winds, we cancelled our planned hike to Hidden Lake at the pass, but we did stop at the usual tourist spots along the way to the summit.

The eastern side of Glacier National Park is dominated by St. Mary's Lake.

Fall colors in Glacier National Park

Glacier Park peaks with glaciers

Sunrift Gorge

Fall colors in Glacier National Park

Worker directing traffic around the construction project at windy and cold Logan's Pass.

We follow a pilot truck through the construction zone to the summit at Logan's Pass

High winds at Logan's Pass. The Visitor's Center at the pass had no electricity or running water, as staff prepared to close for the winter. It was cold.

Cloudy skies at Logan's Pass

3 Responses to “A Day on the Eastern Side of Glacier National Park”


  1. Rosemary you live in such a beautiful place. How lucky you are. Can I ask you what cameras you use? I have a Nikon D40X with a 300mm macro lense and a x2 teleconverter. I am going off to South Africa in a week so hoping for some nice photos, tho not in your league.

  2. Rosemary Says:

    I use a Canon Rebel xTi, and other than the lens that came with the camera, I use an EF 70 – 300 mm f/4-5.6 lens.


  3. […] Every year in late September the country celebrates National Public Lands Day by offering free entrance to the national parks.  When possible, I try to take advantage of the free admission because I am frugal, and the regular cost of entry makes visiting a rare treat for me.  You may recall that two years ago, my husband and I took a road trip to Glacier National Park in Montana on National Public Lands Day.  (You can revisit those blog posts here and here and here.) […]


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