Headed out yesterday along the scenic route 2 along the south side of Glacier National Park (GNP). Found a nice campground in the Lewis and Clark National Forest. Its only about a half hour from the Two Medicine entrance into the eastern side of GNP. I prefer the National Forest campgrounds - roomier and dog friendly. Here's a view nearby...
I got to the campground about 10 yesterday morning and got a good spot - lots of privacy and in the shade. I got it registered and put a sheet on the table and a chair out so others would know it was taken. Then I headed for GNP. I drove the 10 minutes into the town of East Glacier Park - pleased to see I got phone reception there - but my heart sank when I saw the sign saying that no vehicles over 21' were allowed on MT 49, the road into Two Medicine. Dammit! Mac is just over at 24'.
I got out and asked around and was told that its fine up to Two Medicine, it was after that that the road got narrow and winding. As I was mulling it over, I saw several campers much bigger than mine head down the highway so I decided to go. There was nothing in the GNP flyer saying you couldn't at Two Medicine. Off I went with my fingers crossed. No problems.
So I got to Two Medicine right at mid-day. Was again greeted with overflowing crowds in the parkings lots… I got out and took a little walk around the parking area at the lake, it was beautiful…This was a view on the way in:
And this is of the lake:
But the crowds were annoying! I headed out back through town and decided to stop and have lunch - one place had outdoor seating and were happy to have Theo hang out. I got the BBQ chicken, baked potato, garden salad, and a bottle of beer. Guess I was hungry!
Their sign said their huckleberry pie was voted best, so I tried a slice. Not bad - tastes like a cross between blueberry and cranberry.