Columbia Falls, Montana

We left Boise, Idaho, August 2nd. After traveling three days with two one-night stops, we arrived in Columbia Falls, Montana, on August 4th. We saw some beautiful scenery as we traveled the last day.

Looks like these people are getting ready to have a fun adventure.

We are staying three weeks at Columbia Falls RV Resort. This is a very nice park located right in the town of Columbia Falls.

The west entrance to Glacier National Park is about a 20 minute drive from our RV park. After spending a couple of days restocking the RV and resting from the three days of travel, we finally drove into the park.

The day we drove to Glacier was somewhat hazy because there have been many small fires in the surrounding states as well as in Montana. Smokey haze is not the best circumstance under which to take photos, but one has to work with whatever one is given.

Zoom in and you’ll see two deer.

I think this little guy was paid to pose for pictures. He was there on that rock perched on his hind legs for a VERY long time.

The second week we were in Columbia Falls, we had some friends that we met in Island Park, Idaho, come to visit us. They had always wanted to see Glacier National Park, so we planned a day to go.

Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate. It was a rainy, foggy day. The higher up in elevation we went, the foggier and colder it got. Needless to say, it was an even worse day to take photos than our first day at Glacier was with the hazy smoke.

We did have a unique encounter though. We rounded a curve and the oncoming car was going really slow and pointed up in the forest. Then we saw what she was pointing at: a momma bear and two cubs! I got several pictures, and, although they aren’t great, if you look closely and zoom in, you will see the black cubs.

These are black bears even though the momma is a brown color. We learned how to tell a grizzly bear from a black bear while we visited Yellowstone National Park. You can google it and learn the difference.

There is mama bear. Her two, black cubs are in the trees behind her. You might have to zoom in to see them. They are REALLY black.

Mama bear decides to take off after digging and eating a little.

One black bear cub decides to come down and dig where mama was digging to see if he can find anything tasty. The other bear cub’s head is sticking out from behind the tree trunk right behind the cub doing the digging.

The bear cub behind the tree decides to go off and follow mom.

Finally the bear cub doing the digging decides he better follow mama also.

We were really excited to see these three bears. We also had a lot of fun with the friends who came to visit.

So, for now, “On the Road Again!”


13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mary Ann
    Aug 22, 2019 @ 00:00:03

    I love your travels and your pictures!


  2. Rochelle | Adventuresfromelle
    Aug 22, 2019 @ 00:04:16

    Very beautiful landscape and pictures!


  3. ourcrossings
    Aug 22, 2019 @ 08:37:44

    Just look at those beautiful Montana mountain views – absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing and inspiring 😀 Aiva


  4. annemariedemyen
    Oct 12, 2019 @ 02:40:17

    Beautiful scenery and love the wildlife🤗


  5. Eden
    Nov 16, 2019 @ 13:59:49

    Wow! Beautiful photography of beautiful country!


  6. Eden
    Nov 16, 2019 @ 14:02:40

    I read this twice just to see the photos again and I found myself tearing up at the beauty. What was your favorite part of Montana?


    • Betty Huffman
      Nov 16, 2019 @ 16:14:56

      Oh! Such a HARD question!!! Glacier National Park had a different kind of beauty from Yellowstone National Park. Glacier is more “rugged” whereas, Yellowstone had its mountains and ruggedness (not as much though) along with beautiful vistas. Yellowstone has the fantastic geysers and natural geological features, too (see previous posts about Yellowstone). We saw more wildlife at Yellowstone. Grand Teton National Park was also amazing in its own way (another previous post). I can TRULY say that there wasn’t one place in Montana or Wyoming that we visited that I didn’t absolutely LOVE! We had to cut our visit short because my mom passed after fighting Dementia for six years (see my very last post). We will go back to the west and northwest areas again!Thanks again for the compliments on the photos!


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