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Monday, August 24, 2015

West Glacier National Park

Aloha Everyone,

What a wonderful way to start a new day!  My breakfast included hot oatmeal with Saskatchewan (similar to blueberries) I picked from bushes around our camping site.

There are two main park accesses. This morning we entered from West Glacier Park entrance. We advanced slowly through thick smoky haze. Suddenly a large female bear and her cub ran across the road. It was so unexpected and they were so fast that all I got was a photo of the road.

Montana has the largest grizzly bear population in the lower 48 states. Hopefully we will have another encounter where I can capture them with my iPhone.

Avalanche was as far as we could drive in due to Honu's size. J.J. and I are beginning to experience eye and throat irritations. We decided to exit the park early and head towards Missoula.

As we drove into the small town of Kalispell, J.J. spotted a Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar sign. Jerry has been living in Minnesota for over 40 years. He initially came to study from San Francisco and decided to remain, preferring wide open space than crowded cities.

J.J. and I both asked for Nabeyaki Udon, wheat noodle soup. Well prepared and served piping hot, it was an unexpected treat in Montana.

We read in RV Park Review that Jim & Mary's RV Park is one of the friendliest, cleanest and prettiest in this part of the country. We have to agree.

Wade, and Shannon and Billy (wife and husband) enjoy backpacking  Now residents of Portland, Oregon, they shared with us trails they have taken as well as their upcoming hikes using geographical maps published by National Geographic Society. 

Aloha -- Cathi