Driving up to the Salmon Glacier was not really in our plans, but the ranger at the Fish Creek Salmon viewing platform encouraged us to make the drive. It was 21 miles up a gravel mining road that took us 3500 feet up the mountainside. The road passed alongside the glacier, and if it had been clear - we could have seen the glacier off over the side of the road. We did catch a few glimpses of it, along the way - and when we got to the top - the clouds were hanging low over the valley obscuring our view of the glacier. We decided to eat dinner there in hopes the clouds would clear.