Friday, September 17, 2010

Glacier National Park - The Original

On the roof of Montana, perched high above all else, lies the wilds of Glacier National Park.  Grizzly's still run free, Glaciers still move inexorably slow and beauty still abounds.   Glacier is known for its namesake and is a highlight of any trip.  The "Going to the Sun" road hangs alongside a 1500 ft cliff wall and is only open a few months of the year.   I have been their many-a-time and each and every trip offers something new.  The last one, did not disappoint.

Here is a selection of some of the best:

At the end of june, "The Going to the Sun" road was still buried in snow so we were stopped and forced to take in this view.

On the trail to Cracker Lake a Hoary Marmot takes a nap.

On the shores of Upper St. Mary's Lake, blue wild flowers are in full bloom.

High above Cracker Lake, on the scree fields roam two mountain goats in search of a morning snack.

A tiny stream flows its way through Sunrift Gorge.

Morning Sun dances on a peak near Upper St. Mary's Lake.

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