The road into Many Glacier is not in as good as shape as the other entrances into the Park. The faded sign on the highway for stately Many Glacier Hotel is also a sign this area of the Park is less manicured. You quickly get the sense you are more removed from civilization that if you are in the West Glacier or East Glacier area. You are also in a prime area of the park for both scenery and wildlife.
The scenery is spectacular as you approach the campground. The view across Lake Sherburn from the grand hotel is, I believe, the best view any hotel/lodge in the park has. People here tell me that they have seen goats, moose, deer, bighorn sheep and almost everyone says they have seen grizzlies. The gentleman at the campsite I took says they saw a sow and three cubs on a hike. Another person says she saw a grizzly cross the road last night by the campground. I have not seen a grizzly in my previous visits to the Park so I am hopeful I can get a picture of one. The Ranger at the information station tells me that three of the four major trails in the area are closed due to bear activity.
This afternoon is hot, in the 80s and I am not anxious to take a hike because of the heat and I am still a little weary after my missed boat hike in Two Medicine. I set up camp and retreat to my Casita where the generator purrs and cools the cabin.
Closeby, the Swift Current Inn offers showers for $2.50, has a nice gift shop and market and also has laundry available but I am told the dryers are very slow.
Note: Internet service is not readily available near this campground. Babb is the closest town and has a small market and café with no internet available and no ATM.. There is internet service in St Mary's not too far away but the store is hot and cramped and in demand. I found the library in Browning to have great service and it is free. There are two laundromats in Browning and a grocery store with better prices than in the Park.
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