Over and Over Again!!!
This place wasn’t even on our radar but turned out to be one of our favorite places and most sought out place to visit again. This is one of the places that the friendly people in Wyoming told us was a must see, and they weren’t lying.
We rolled in to Glacier National Park looking for our campground on Bowman Lake. Yes, we booked ahead of time, by like a few hours. You have to love having the internet at your fingertips. After driving down a dirt road that didn’t even look like it was supposed to be a road for what seemed like miles we had finally arrived at our campgrounds. I can’t count how many times we almost turned around thinking that we weren’t on the right track but if you decide to go here, rest assured, you are probably on the right path.
Our campground was tucked way back in the middle of nowhere surrounding one of the most beautiful lakes we had ever seen. It did not take us long to fall in love with the views and area. We met this really nice family right next to us that offered their kayak to us the following day since they were going on a hike. Of course we accepted. The next morning we got ready for our water excursion and took off. Now, here I will be completely honest even though it’s embarrassing, I sucked at this. More often than not I had us going in to a circle, frustrating Jason to a point that he wouldn’t let me row any longer. More time for me to take in the views, take pictures and videos and truly enjoy the beauty. After what seemed like hours we made it to the other side of the lake. We pulled up and had our lunch and relaxed a little. Wouldn’t you know it, shortly after we could see another storm rolling in. No surprise there, it was the story of our trip. Well, it was time to get back in and try to get back to our campground before we got caught in the middle of it. Now, I know I said it seemed like it took us hours to get to that spot, that was an understatement as to how long it seemed to get back. I was not rowing since I was only making it worse, Jason was exhausted, the wind was picking up and we were trying to beat the storm. Not a great combination. You will be happy to know that we did make it and just in time!
The next day we took the Sun Road Drive. If Bowman Lake didn’t have us hooked, this drive certainly was the icing on the cake. To be able to see in person what you thought was amazing in photos is something that can’t even be described. The views, the glaciers, the mountains, the water falls, the valleys, the foliage, the park in general were all things that made us decide to do the drive again. You would think with the day we had previously and all the traveling, adventures and rain we had endured we would have been tired but no. It was impossible to be tired when you were in this environment and situation. When we finished the drive, we turned around and did it again…..until it started raining again and became dangerous. Then we decided it was time to head back to Bowman Lake.
The next day we stayed at camp and relaxed and tried to re-energize for our next destination. Shortly after leaving Bowman Lake the following day we came across the Glacier Distilling Company. If you like whiskey you need to stop here. The whiskey was great, the environment was relaxing and intimate and the service was great. We highly recommend this little place.