A few days in Montana

Greetings from the road! If you follow along with my Instagram, you'll know that two weeks ago (exactly!) I packed up my old Chevy Trailblazer and started a five week cross-country road trip! Honestly CAN'T believe it's already been two weeks, and at the same time, those first few days feel like a lifetime ago. Does that make sense? The power of Summer, I guess. 


After racing across the Midwest, my first actual destination was Glacier National Park in Montana. Thanks to the best copilot in the world (looking at you, V), I made it there in record time. After my first visit to this park last year, I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. And this time around, I saw SO MUCH wildlife! Literally within hours of being in the park, I came across bighorn sheep, mountain goats, moose, and bearssss. 


I got my fill of hiking in first, with a day spent around Logan Pass. If you do intend to hike in this area, I recommend getting there SUPER early. By 8.30 am the parking lots and nearby spots were full. But hey, that's the season for ya! 


Wildlife and hikes aside, my favorite part of the trip was hands down a night paddle on Lake McDonald with new pals. That's what I love about this community. Within minutes of meeting people, they can feel like lifelong friends! Some of us hadn't gotten our fill of each other the night before, and decided a proper sunrise send off was in order. Guys. When it's not smoky, Two Medicine Lake is THE spot for sunrise. It's a bit of a drive from the rest of the park, but that also means it's less crowded. Win/win for us! 


My first few days of this trip set the bar veryyy high for the rest of it. But that just meant the rest will have to work that much harder to leave an impression! Excited to share more soon (when I can find wifi again).



Jessica OlmComment