Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park Travel Blog

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01 - Yes, you know I like trains, and we saw this one on display in one town.

Up early today.  We were both anxious to see Glacier National Park.  The plan was to drive through from west to east and then return back to the west before heading south for the night well south of there.  Breakfast at the hotel was the same only slightly different.  I had a waffle, banana, hard-boiled egg, and coffee.  We were on the road an hour ahead of schedule.

 

Things went pretty well considering about a twenty minute hold-up for road construction.  That has been our luck so far this trip.  We have had road construction or repairs on every day at least once, sometimes twice.  Many times we had to go through gravel areas for miles as they redo the roads.  Our tax dollars at work.  Today it was in the park, so waiting wasn’t quite so bad. 

 

Lots of waterfalls and lots of pictures.  We even got to see a couple of animals we hadn’t expected to see.  A mountain goat and her baby came right down the mountain at us from about a hundred yards off as if we called for her.  And another small creature, a badger perhaps ran out in the road to stop us.  Even at the visitors center a couple of small chirping rodents (marmots ?) came out of the ground to draw our attention.  Our only let down was the Weeping Wall, which was barely wet.  Not nearly what I had hoped to see.

 

It was quite warm but still very beautiful and we enjoyed ourselves.

 

scubagirl76 says:
nice pics!
Posted on: Jan 08, 2008
HarleyRiderHaji says:
Great poctures!
Posted on: Aug 22, 2007
ladybuglover_01 says:
Beautiful pics!! Good luck on the rest of your journey. Road construction is annoying I know.
Posted on: Aug 11, 2007
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01 - Yes, you know I like trains, …
01 - Yes, you know I like trains,…
02 - The sign says Mule Shoe Ranc…
02 - The sign says "Mule Shoe Ran…
03 - Entry bridge/tunnel into Glac…
03 - Entry bridge/tunnel into Gla…
04 - National Park sign near entry
04 - National Park sign near entry
05 - Beautiful high mountains
05 - Beautiful high mountains
06 - Another tunnel
06 - Another tunnel
07 - And more mountains
07 - And more mountains
08 - and great scenery
08 - and great scenery
09 - and canyons
09 - and canyons
10 - and waterfalls
10 - and waterfalls
11 - and maybe even a glacier
11 - and maybe even a glacier
12 - below the glacier you can see…
12 - below the glacier you can se…
13 - this one focused on the water…
13 - this one focused on the wate…
14 - Pretty flowers along the rout…
14 - Pretty flowers along the rou…
15 - High mountains with snow stil…
15 - High mountains with snow sti…
16 - The sign pointing to a great …
16 - The sign pointing to a great…
17 - A long shot again of the Bird…
17 - A long shot again of the Bir…
18 - Great high peaks
18 - Great high peaks
19 - There is a waterfall just to …
19 - There is a waterfall just to…
20 - This waterfall came down the …
20 - This waterfall came down the…
21 - and continued on down
21 - and continued on down
22 - way on down
22 - way on down
23 - and even further.
23 - and even further.
24 - This little guy stopped traff…
24 - This little guy stopped traf…
25 - But we promised him anonymity.
25 - But we promised him anonymity.
26 - More waterfalls
26 - More waterfalls
27 - pretty with water flowing
27 - pretty with water flowing
28 - The glacier canyon with a riv…
28 - The glacier canyon with a ri…
29 - Near the Weeping Wall.
29 - Near the Weeping Wall.
30 - Although there was some water…
30 - Although there was some wate…
31 - it really was much dryer than…
31 - it really was much dryer tha…
32 - Most of the wall was wet but …
32 - Most of the wall was wet but…
33 - in some places the water was …
33 - in some places the water was…
34 - in other places you had to lo…
34 - in other places you had to l…
35 - Looking back, you can see the…
35 - Looking back, you can see th…
36 - but no sign of water above th…
36 - but no sign of water above t…
37 - thats why they call it the W…
37 - that's why they call it the …
38 - it flows underground.
38 - it flows underground.
39 - very close to the surface
39 - very close to the surface
40 - We watched other cars coming …
40 - We watched other cars coming…
41 - and looked at more pretty flo…
41 - and looked at more pretty fl…
42 - We found several fields of th…
42 - We found several fields of t…
43 - Some small areas.
43 - Some small areas.
44 - and some large areas with lot…
44 - and some large areas with lo…
45 - An area called the triple arc…
45 - An area called the triple ar…
46 - Some areas looked like great …
46 - Some areas looked like great…
47 - In a few areas the snow clung…
47 - In a few areas the snow clun…
48 - This waterfall although with …
48 - This waterfall although with…
49 - Watching the water, even at t…
49 - Watching the water, even at …
50 - Another falls with more water.
50 - Another falls with more water.
51 - Not too far off the road.
51 - Not too far off the road.
52 - Naturally, we passed it slowl…
52 - Naturally, we passed it slow…
53 - One last pic of it.
53 - One last pic of it.
54 - Looking out through the canyo…
54 - Looking out through the cany…
55 - and the mountain ahead stood …
55 - and the mountain ahead stood…
56 - Still another falls
56 - Still another falls
57 - This one also seemed to have …
57 - This one also seemed to have…
58 - And it tumbled down right to …
58 - And it tumbled down right to…
59 - At the Logan Pass visitors ce…
59 - At the Logan Pass visitors c…
60 - Especially built for this par…
60 - Especially built for this pa…
61 - These little guys sat up and …
61 - These little guys sat up and…
62 - They had holes dug in many pl…
62 - They had holes dug in many p…
63 - This little one posed momenta…
63 - This little one posed moment…
64 - Another, new tour bus.
64 - Another, new tour bus.
65 - As you can see, lots of tour …
65 - As you can see, lots of tour…
66 - Both the U. S. and Canadian f…
66 - Both the U. S. and Canadian …
67 - It doesnt take a long fall t…
67 - It doesn't take a long fall …
68 - Water, rocks, water and green…
68 - Water, rocks, water and gree…
69 - This was only about twenty fe…
69 - This was only about twenty f…
70 - Very pretty
70 - Very pretty
71 - This one was quite a bit larg…
71 - This one was quite a bit lar…
72 - Way on up high you could see …
72 - Way on up high you could see…
73 - Another tunnel to go through.
73 - Another tunnel to go through.
74 - Another nice falls right next…
74 - Another nice falls right nex…
75 - On up it was taller than we f…
75 - On up it was taller than we …
76 - Yet another falls that had a …
76 - Yet another falls that had a…
77 - Had to be near a hundred feet…
77 - Had to be near a hundred fee…
78 - And still plenty of water
78 - And still plenty of water
79 - The best picture of this fall…
79 - The best picture of this fal…
80 - Easily a hundred foot
80 - Easily a hundred foot
81 - Across the canyon we saw this…
81 - Across the canyon we saw thi…
82 - This one isnt quite as easy …
82 - This one isn't quite as easy…
83 - No waterfall here, just prett…
83 - No waterfall here, just pret…
84 - A glacier still in Glacier Na…
84 - A glacier still in Glacier N…
85 - St Marys Lake
85 - St Mary's Lake
86 - St Marys Lake
86 - St Mary's Lake
87 - St Marys Lake
87 - St Mary's Lake
88 -
88 -
89 -
89 -
90 -
90 -
91 - A glacier high in the park
91 - A glacier high in the park
92 - zoomed in closer
92 - zoomed in closer
93 - Another falls across the cany…
93 - Another falls across the can…
94 - This one was only visible bel…
94 - This one was only visible be…
95 - This one goes down the right …
95 - This one goes down the right…
96 - Coming back west we got anoth…
96 - Coming back west we got anot…
97 - You can see this one above th…
97 - You can see this one above t…
98 - Another shot of it.
98 - Another shot of it.
99 - Closer up it was really pretty
99 - Closer up it was really pretty
100 - Here is some of it at the ro…
100 - Here is some of it at the r…
101 - And more just up from the ro…
101 - And more just up from the r…
102 - And another tunnel.
102 - And another tunnel.
103 - Tunnel
103 - Tunnel
104 - More pretty scenery
104 - More pretty scenery
105 - great scenery
105 - great scenery
106 - great mountains
106 - great mountains
107 - great peaks
107 - great peaks
108 - and more waterfalls
108 - and more waterfalls
109 - You cant see yet, but there…
109 - You can't see yet, but ther…
110 - Now you may see the baby jus…
110 - Now you may see the baby ju…
111 - Suddenly, momma came right o…
111 - Suddenly, momma came right …
112 - Baby was only moments behind…
112 - Baby was only moments behin…
113 - Back together again, they se…
113 - Back together again, they s…
114 - Momma goat slowly looked for…
114 - Momma goat slowly looked fo…
115 - Seemed to find something to …
115 - Seemed to find something to…
116 - Soon, she and the baby jumpe…
116 - Soon, she and the baby jump…
117 -
117 -
118 -
118 -
119 -
119 -
120 - I think this is Bird Woman F…
120 - I think this is Bird Woman …
121 - A few more pretty flowers
121 - A few more pretty flowers
122 - Up close on the flowers
122 - Up close on the flowers
123 - Through one of the construct…
123 - Through one of the construc…
124 - The rock walls were even pre…
124 - The rock walls were even pr…
125 - Notice the one tree trying t…
125 - Notice the one tree trying …
126 - Nice scenery
126 - Nice scenery
127 - Our final shot from the park.
127 - Our final shot from the park.
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