My third stop on my summer national parks road trip was one of my favorites: Glacier National Park. I'm so glad it is a relatively short drive between the park and Seattle, so that I can easily return in the near future. I entered the park on the east side at the St. Mary entrance, with the intention to drive the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road. This is a view of the beautiful St. Mary Lake, with mountain reflections in the morning water.
Here's a view of Jackson Glacier from an overlook by the road.
I drove east to west on the Going-to-the-Sun Road, which meant my car was on the mountain side of the road during the scariest points, instead of on the cliff edge. The road is truly an architectural marvel, cutting right along the edge of the mountains.
This is McDonald Creek, which flows alongside Going-to-the-Sun Road between The Loop and Lake McDonald.
Look at how colorful the river rocks are! And how clear the water is.
I ended the day with a snack break at Lake McDonald, eager to return to camp and hike in the future!