An afternoon at Flathead Lake and back to Glacier National Park – Montana…

Saturday we met up with our full-time RVing friends, the Techau family, once again. We enjoyed a fun afternoon at the beautiful Flathead Lake.

We chose to swim at the Big Arm State Park day use area. It wasn’t crowded and was perfect for what we wanted.

Our kids played in the water, swam, skipped stones and congregated on this stump standing in the lake.

The boys used a 2 X 6 they found in the water to carry heavy rocks onto the land. The girls used some of the rocks and the board to make a seesaw.

River and Bravely had a blast walking in the shallow part of the water and then walking back onto land, over and over again.

Swimming and playing in the water at the lake is not something we’ve done often. I am so glad we spent the time earlier in the week to find life vests for all our kids. It made our day at the lake so much more fun and relaxed than it would have been otherwise – for me anyway! Ha! Around water my brain spins as my eyes search over and over, “1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.”

All-in-all it was an awesome afternoon at the lake!

We spent the evening showering and relaxing, and the next day we headed back to Glacier National Park.

We drove in knowing what to expect and where we wanted to go. We really wanted to walk Trail of the Cedars, which we hadn’t had time for before.

Trail of the Cedars is a .6 mile loop lined with cedar trees.

About midway through the trail, we veered off heading toward Avalanche Lake. We were told seeing Avalanche Gorge is a must, and I agree!

This is one of the prettiest areas I’ve ever seen. The colors, the gushing and rushing water, the sound…it was all beautiful.

We followed the gorge up a ways, and then we turned around and went back down to Trail of the Cedars.

We continued along the the trail and crossed over a bridge, which allowed us to see Avalanche Gorge in all its beauty from bellow.

After we finished Trail of the Cedars, we drove to an overlook of McDonald Lake for one last view. And then we were satisfied. We loved our whole experience at Glacier National Park, including our crazy trek through the snow!

2 thoughts on “An afternoon at Flathead Lake and back to Glacier National Park – Montana…”

  1. Too bad the existing times prevented your going across to the Canadian side of Glacier! It is even more beautiful!

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