Helen boarding our flight to Seattle, from there we'll take a connecting flight to Kalispell, Montana.
Starting the take off roll, leaving LA behind.
I might be wrong, but I think that's Air Force One down there.
The early morning sun on the wing as we climb out over the ocean.
We got a great view of the east side of Mount Shasta.
Flying over Crater Lake in Oregon.
After 2 1/2 hours we arrived at Seattle, Washington. From here we'll take a flight to Kalispell, Montana.
An hour after landing, we boarded a Q400 turboprop for the flight to Kalispell.
1 1/2 hours later we arrived at Kalispell, Montana.
Picking up the rental car. From here we need to drive to Waterton Lakes Nat'l Park in Alberta, Canada where we will be staying the first 2 days. Photo by Helen
Big eagle off Hwy 2 as we head towards Glacier Nat'l Park's west entrance. Photo by Helen
At Glacier's west entrance. Photo by Helen
Lake Mc Donald
We decided to use the Going To The Sun Road through Glacier Park for the drive to Waterton Lakes. Photo by Helen
Looking down the canyon we dove up and the road ahead that leads to the Continental Divide.
Cool tunnel with windows. Photo by Helen
The view through one of the windows. Photo by Helen
Exiting the tunnel. Photo by Helen
Still on the Going To The Sun Road. Photo by Helen
This goat and it's baby (hiding) were at the Continental Divide. Wanted to stay here longer, but we still had a long drive to get to Waterton Lakes. We'll return here in a few days on the way out.
Saint Mary Lake
Finally we reached the Canadian broader. Photo by Helen
Helen with the map figuring out where our hotel is located. Photo by Helen
Our first view of the Prince Of Wales Hotel on Waterton Lake.
Pulling up to the front of the hotel. Photo by Helen
This is the lake side of the hotel.
One more view, Helen started calling this place The Doll House. They say that this is the most photographed hotel in the world. Must be ture, I took about 20 shots of it myself.
Vimy Ridge from the hotel.
The view from our 6th floor room.
Another view from our room. The small townsite by the lake is Waterton.
Deer in town. It was getting late so we headed into town for dinner and some shopping.
Joe(me) and the giant Doll House. Photo by Helen
Night shot of the hotel.
The next morning we drove to Cameron Lake for a short hike.
Cameron Lake. The ridge on the far side of the lake is in Montana.
Helen on the trail.
Flowers and a bee. This is one of the few close up shots that came out good. Still getting use to the new camera.
After the short lake hike, we headed for Red Rock Canyon to check out Blakiston Falls. Photo by Helen
Helen crossing a bridge over Blakiston Creek at the start of the hike.
The forest are thick here, lots of ground cover. Photo by Helen
Deer on the trail. At this point we have seen a few animals, but no bears yet.
The stream above the falls.
There wasn't any mosquitos around, but there were these biting flys.
After hiking to the falls, we checked out Red Rock Canyon.