Monday, March 30, 2009

Glacier National Park, Montana: Lake McDonald

The phrase "can't see the forest for the trees" comes in handy during a visit to Lake McDonald.

When driving along the lakeshore on Going-to-the-Sun Road, visitors are surrounded by trees. Therefore, they can't really get a good idea of what they are driving in.

It takes a boat ride to do that. And suddenly, a few minutes off the dock at Lake McDonald Lodge, it all comes into focus.

The lake is surrounded by mountains that tower a few thousand feet over the surface. There's no real sign of any human interference -- just rock, trees and a little snow on the mountains when viewing from the middle of the lake (at least in June).

Even if you don't like boat rides, this one will impress you.

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