Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Glacier In A Day

While in northern MT a couple weekends ago,
we decided to do Glacier Park in a day. 

We didn't get into the park until after noon.
We drove on the Going To The Sun Road.
Our first stop was Lake McDonald, lunch, and a boat tour.

The boat tour was wonderfully relaxing, but also very interesting.
We learned a lot about the history of the area.
 At Logan's Pass we stopped for a "quick, easy" hike.
(Note to self:  When locals call a hike "quick" or "easy", take your hiking boots and plenty of water) We were told; "about a mile hike, flat, with a little snow still on the path". What it actually was; a three mile hike with enough snow for skiers.  No, really, there were skiers. And I'm pretty sure there were no, zero, zilch flat areas until we reached the peak.  David and I had on our Nike's but Grace had chacos and Jim had on his casual dress shoes.  Ill-equipped and ill-informed, we still had an exhilarating hike complete with mountain goats.

Overlooking Hidden Lake.

Dear Yellowstone National Park,
I know we are neighbors, but I have a new-found love. 
You can have your hot pots and geysers, nothing compares to the majestic mountainous beauty of your sister, Glacier Park. 
We can still be friends, but know my heart belongs to another.


Susan Beth said...

I have a similar relationship with Yellowstone. But, have you ever been to Yosemite? For me it is a toss up between Yosemite and Glacier. Ahhh! Love at first sight in both cases!

Bethany Keena said...

So beautiful!
I love the picture where David has his arm around Grace. Ah...it's so sweet.