We left Glacier after a boat ride on Lake McDonald and took US Highway 2 west bound for Idaho. This happens to pass through a number of small Montanan towns and the Kootenai National Forest. I was against stopping because a) it was hot, b) I was sore, c) I had a headache, and d) I was tired. I remained tired and became grumpy upon stopping. I would remain grumpy until this very moment.
Oh well. The views were still good.
That’s the Kootenai river you’re looking at. It seems very dangerous. The water swirls and bashed against rocks. There is one point where you can see a funnel of water going at least 10 feet straight down.
This leads me to the Kootenai Falls Swinging Bridge where you can look straight down into that water on a bridge that sways in the wind. Now, it’s held up by two high tension lines with 4 additional lines holding it steady. It’s extremely safe, but I don’t do so hot with heights.
You’ll note that I didn’t take any pictures from the bridge itself. I’m not even sure what the river looks like from the bridge because I was mostly just trying to get it over with. Suffice to say the view was terrifying in every way, but I did cross that bridge twice.