After the thunder and lightning and rain storm we endured, the thought of a rainy day was on our minds..but it wasn’t to be ..
Sunny and warm, yet again..
We slept in, had our coffee sitting by the river…the peace and tranquility of this spot is what we are going to miss..
We headed into the town of Whitefish….Sandie was right..not much to see or do..
we did spot this gate..quite the creation and then in the front yard there was a teepee, and a red bus..
turns out is a lodge..
There is a lake..but it is a city beach and big sign that says ‘no dogs’..what the heck?..don’t they know Tucker?..and how he has to swim in every body of water he sees..
..he ‘cried’ as we drove away..I guess he missed the ‘class’ in reading signs..’big baby!’
Now what?..we were on a mission to find yet another place for him to swim..
..Heading towards West Glacier once again..along the highway there are signs for fishing holes..
A swim in the North Fork of the Flathead River..
there was lots of people launching their watercrafts..Doug spoke with one young guy and he said the fishing is pretty good..
.and then there was a big Newfie dog, named Ernie who wanted to play with Tucker but his family had other plans..a ride in the boat for him..sorry, Ernie..next time..
So since the title for this post is ‘yet another fine ‘dam’ day..
Hungry Horse Dam was our next destination..
..Tucker stayed in jeep..he was sulking because we passed a lake and didn’t stop..he is getting to be very demanding..we have created a swimming ‘monster’..
The Hungry Horse Dam was completed in 1953, Hungry Horse Dam is Montana's highest and the eleventh largest concrete dam in the U.S.
The 564-foot Hungry Horse Dam and Reservoir are located 14 miles from Glacier National Park's west entrance.
The dam, located on the South Fork of the Flathead River, was authorized to help prevent the recurring spring floods on the Columbia and Flathead rivers and to alleviate the annual winter power shortage in the Pacific Northwest.
The dam and reservoir are surrounded by spectacular mountains, offering excellent fishing and hiking in the immediate area.
They wandered away from their sleigh during the severe winter of 1900-01. After struggling for a month in belly-deep snow, they were found so starved and weak that considerable care and feeding was needed to nurse them back to health.
The name Hungry Horse stuck and was given to a mountain, a lake, a creek, and the dam.
..done with our tour of the dam..we headed back to the lake we passed on the way in..
Tucker had a great time as always…our boy loves to swim..don’t know what would write if he wasn’t so entertaining?
..with a wet soggy dog we continued onwards to the West Glacier Park entrance..stopping at the RV parks along the way..having a look to see if there is something better than what we have here..
We came to the conclusion that where we are is pretty darn nice..and nothing really compared to it..
We made one last stop before we turned around and that was at a Fishing tour place..inquiring minds wanted to know what the charge was for a day of fishing on the Flathead River..?..yikes..pretty expensive?
our evening ended with a barbecued steak dinner, a phone call from Paul and Mary and watching the traffic on the river float by…
..so as I say good night from my ‘office’..hope everyone has had a great Saturday…one more day from Kalispell..