Glacier NTL Park Montage Video

Hello,

Below is our Wednesday video.  Just a short montage video of a few hikes we did in the park this summer.

On another note.  We are so grateful for the kingpin stabilizer as well as our slide out stabilizers! We are currently staying just outside Amarillo and have extended our stay a day to let the wind advisories lapse later this evening.   This morning it is blowing at a steady 30 MPH or greater with gusts over 50 MPH expected… Happening now.  Even with the extra support, our rig is shaking in the 50 MPH wind gusts.  Looks like everyone else at this site has decided to stick it out another day too.  Travel safe!

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Being flexible, Snow Canyon and 4 Months on the Road

Moon Rise from our 'backyard'.

Moon Rise from our ‘backyard’.

One of the very fun things about our adventure is that neither one of us has a problem changing plans on the fly.  True, it can be a little frustrating when things don’t work out the way we plan.   Fortunately, we both approach life with the attitude that it is more about the journey than the destination.  A good case in point would be our recent trip to Zion NTL Park.

We had heard that it was important to arrive early in order to get good parking, so we got up, fed and walked the pups and then hit the road.  From where we are staying, in Mesquite, NV it wasn’t a bad drive of only 60 miles.  Some of this was backtracking on HWY 15 but we enjoy that section, especially going through the Virgin River Gorge.  A note for any future travelers; It is a very steep and winding section of HWY with several warning signs about high crosswinds.  There is also construction that narrows the lanes considerable.  Nothing that slow and careful can’t overcome.  🙂

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A few miles from the Zion Entrance.

The road leading into Zion passes through several small towns and has a number of places that would be worth pulling off to take photos of the mountains.  We arrived at the park entrance around 10 AM and were greeted with a relatively long line of cars and a sign that told visitors the park lots were usually full from 10 AM to 3 PM.  We’d already noted many cars parking in town and along the road leading to the park.  Oh well, we decided to drive on and at least scope out the park and, if needed, make plans to visit another time.  The short version is, what we could see from the road was amazing but there was absolutely no parking.  Our adjusted plans now have us returning, parking outside of the park and then riding the shuttle bus in to our hiking destination.  Like many others, we plan on seeing the narrows, a strenuous but beautiful hike.

So, after leaving the park, we started discussing our other options.  Sherry had heard of a great state park in St. George, UT called Snow Canyon and since it was on the way we decided to make a stop.  Our truck was also ready for an oil change so on the way Sean called a Chevy dealership in St. George, Steven Wade Chevy, to see if we could get in for oil, tire rotation and a brake check.  Lucky for us, the service rep said they were slow that day and could get us right in!  This is probably a good area for another side note.  We are both adamant about preventative maintenance.  One of the reasons we got our particular tow vehicle was the great extended warranty and reliability.   We’ve stuck to the recommended service schedule and pay particular attention to the biggies like tires and brakes.  After all, it would really suck to go down some of these big inclines and realize you can’t slow down.  YIKES!!  🙂  Anyway, we were able to get in and out within 30 minutes.  All was great with the truck.

Snow Canyon was a short drive from the dealership.  We paid a small fee of $6 to enter that park and drove on to the first trail, Jenny’s Canyon.  The park itself is very small but there was a great deal to see in that small area.  The Jenny’s Canyon trail is relatively short, under a mile and leads through some scrub brush and cactus to the canyon.  The trail does branch off, go right and take a steep climb to the canyon overlook, or go left and enter the narrow canyon.  For a short hike, there was a lot to see and we enjoyed exploring the narrow canyon.

Driving on, we stopped to take several pictures before arriving at the petrified dunes and Butterfly Trail.  This is a longer trail that leads over and along the dunes and into the ancient lava flow.  A very fun hike and not too strenuous.  Even the inclines were made easier by nature’s staircase along the petrified dunes.  Sean was very excited to walk on the lava flow.

As we were leaving the park we did see the camping area and thought it looked very nice.  They do have sites with water and electricity as well as a dump station.

We have just passed our 4 month on the road anniversary and as is our custom, we thought we would wrap up with a few thoughts.  Some we mentioned above, such as the maintenance needs.  It is easy to get in a vacation mindset and ignore some of the basics like vehicle maintenance.  Don’t let that happen!  This month we have been on the road more than the last two and we truly enjoy it.

Whether we are out taking a hike and exploring or staying close to ‘home’ there is always something to see if you look around.  Even if it is just watching the Gambels Quail walk up and down the stucco fence near our RV or seeing Maggie scamper after salamanders on one of her walks.  Watching the moon rise over the mountains or sitting amazed at the sight of thundershowers in the desert.  It is about the journey.

Well, enough rambling on for now.  We are waiting for weather to clear and the danger of flash flooding to subside before we make our trip back to Zion.  Hope you are all enjoying where you are and what you are doing!

For more photos, click the link below:

Snow Canyon and Assorted Nature Photo Gallery

Stairway to Heaven????

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Heavens Peak. This was an amazing site with sun glinting off the icy snowfields.

Low Res-0948Our time near Glacier Park is drawing to a close, and we have had to put off a handful of our planned hikes due to the fires on the East side.  Still on our list to do was the Highline Trail and either start from Logan Pass or the Loop.  After looking at maps and listening to a few people, we decided to start from the Loop and walk up to Granite Chalet.  From there, we hoped to climb to the Grinnell Glacier overlook.

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Sherry feeling victorious making it to the Chalet. You can make reservations months in advance to eat here too. We once had to move off the trail on our way up because the pack horses were coming down from dropping off supplies.

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We wanted to do the Highline trail for weeks now.  We have a guide map that has the trails rated, and the highline trail is rated #1.  The guide said that starting at the Loop entrance to the Highline Trail is the steepest, but levels off if you want to get the incline out of the way first.  We thought that was a great idea!  Boy, were we in for a surprise!  Paying more attention to the map and the continuous yellow to red highlights might have made us change our mind.  LOL  The trail from The Loop entrance to the Granite Park Chalet is only 4.2 miles.  We thought it was the best way to get up there.  The Highline Trailhead begins at Logan Pass and goes 7.4 miles to the Chalet.

It was smarter to take the shorter distance, right?  We realized when we arrived at the Chalet and saw masses of people walking from the direction of Logan Pass that most people choose to start there.  We understand why.  The incline from the Loop to the Chalet is 2,353 feet in the 4.2 miles with at least four sections considered class 3 steep trail.  The elevation from Logan Pass to the Chalet is relatively nonexistent.  The elevation at Logan Pass is 6,646 and the Chalet is at 6,650 (The Loop trailhead starts at 4,297ft.  We kept wondering why we were essentially alone on the hike up from The Loop!  Most sane people start at Logan Pass and go the 11 mile loop to pick up a bus back to their car.  Flat and longer miles or straight up and shorter miles?  Shoulda, coulda, woulda.  We ended up with about 11 miles total anyway.

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Up, up, and up some more!

From the Chalet you can go another 1.4 miles and see the Grinnell Glacier overlook.

We were told this was worth it, and we were very interested to see it.  However, there’s another 900 or so feet to climb to get to the overlook.  We don’t consider ourselves out of shape, but we were running low on knee and leg strength.  We decided to go for it anyway!  We started our way up to the overlook on the STEEP incline.  It was scary at some points.  There’s really only enough space for one person to walk, but what happens when someone is coming the opposite way?  You climb yourself onto the ledge and let them pass, rocks crumbly beneath your feet and all.  All we kept thinking was about the trip DOWN.

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See the slight -U- shape on the right of the picture? That is the overlook and our destination.

Up was beginning to take a toll on both our joints.  Sean has knee trouble from years of soccer and a few accidents, and Sherry has hip and knee troubles.  We had to stop often and rest our weary legs, and at one point Sherry said she just couldn’t do any more.  Her hip was shooting pain down her leg, and she didn’t think it was a good idea to push it.  We were probably 1/4 mile or less to the summit, but still had a hill to climb to get there.  It wasn’t worth being injured when we knew we still had another 5 miles down to get back to the truck.  We bailed out and started heading back down.  We’re not sure which was worse, up or down.  Both are taxing for different reasons: up is hard on your heart and lungs, but down kills the knees and toes.

We did survive the journey and feel that it was well worth the effort to get up there.  The views are some we haven’t seen while here at the park.

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Heaven’s Peak

We understand why the trail is rated #1.  We are considering doing it again and starting at Logan Pass this time.  We think that if we didn’t abuse our joints going up that we might have more energy to get to the overlook.  There’s another trail called Swiftcurrent that starts in Many Glacier that overlooks Grinnell Glacier as well.  We may try that one instead; however, there’s another 1,700ft. elevation change on that 5 mile one-way hike.  Maybe we are stronger after this one and can manage it better.  Check the blog later to know if we tried it!  Lol.

We still have things we want to do here, but we are ready to move on.  We talked yesterday while driving through the park that with the drought people are not seeing the same park we saw almost two months ago.  Some of the rivers are almost nonexistent and the waterfalls are no longer flowing.  We talk about coming back in early June or late May to see the snow melt and more of the water flowing.

We took MANY amazing photos while we hiked this trail.  Go to our gallery of photos to view the rest:  http://www.loveyphotography.com/Traveling-Photography/The-Loop-TrailGranite-Park-Cha/

Two Medicine and St. Mary Lake

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We heard a lot about Two Medicine, and after driving past Lake St. Mary several times, we decided to make a day of it and visit both areas.

Two Medicine

Two Medicine

Two Medicine was a very pretty area with a few nice trails.  We hit the area early in the morning and took a short leisurely hike along the lake.

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Two Medicine is another easy location to get to by car.  The trails, especially along the lake, are a great, easy hikes.

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Storms a brewin’!

Lake St. Mary has a gorgeous blue color, almost turquoise when the sun hits it right.  We arrived at the boat dock in time for a locally heavy shower.   Getting used to the weather in this area has been fun.  One section of the park can be sunny and warm while another just a few miles away might be much cooler and raining.  We have enjoyed watching clouds swirl around the mountains on many occasions since arriving at the park.  We also learned that the weather usually doesn’t last long.  When we boarded the boat for our tour, the rain had all but stopped, and we could already see the clouds breaking up.

One of the tour boats.  This one is at Two Medicine but is very similar to the rest of the lake boats at Glacier.

One of the tour boats. This one is at Two Medicine but is very similar to the rest of the lake boats at Glacier.

On our boat we lucked out and had a great driver and a Park Ranger along for the ride.  Between them, we learned a lot about the park and the region we were in.  For instance, the blues in the lakes are a result of minerals ground to a fine powder by the glaciers and then brought to the lakes in the runoff.  The powder is very fine and goes into suspension in the lakes, reflecting only blues.  Fun stuff!  We also heard there are currently less than 30 glaciers in the park, and at the current rate of melt, they will be gone within the next 15 years.  So, what makes a glacier?  Technically, they have to be a certain size and depth to be called a true glacier.  There are many areas in the park with year round snow fields, but they don’t meet the technical criteria to be called a glacier.

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A view from the boat of an island in the middle of St. Mary Lake

OK, enough of the science lesson.  🙂  At the end of our ride out, we docked at a trailhead to see some of the falls that feed the Lake.  St. Mary Falls is a short, five minute walk from the dock

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St Mary Falls
St Mary Falls

For more photos of this area:  http://www.loveyphotography.com/Traveling-Photography/Polebridge-Bowman-Lake-St-Mary/

Polebridge and Lake Bowman

OK, so another spot we found that is a must re-visit before we leave, Polebridge and Lake Bowman.  We had been hearing this area was a must visit, although a little hard to get to, so we saved it for a day when we had enough travel time.

Getting there was an amazing drive around the West side of Glacier.  You can start in Columbia Falls and hit the Outside North Fork Road or drive along Camas Road from Apgar to the Camas Creek Entrance of the park, and then hit the Outside North Fork Road.  That is the route we took as we wanted to see Lake McDonald from a different angle, and we had been told the scenery was remarkable.  It was!  If you look at this route on a map, you may say, ‘What about the Inside North Fork Road?’  It was closed. 🙂

Fire damage and restoration.

Fire damage and restoration.

Much of this section of the park had been devastated by two fires over the last 15 years.  It did, on first glance, look barren and stark, but as we drove, we could see how nature was recovering.  We stopped at several turnouts to take photos, like the one above, and to learn more about the fire damage and the natural recovery of the region.  In fact, the fire played, and plays, an integral part of the life system in much of the area.  Several varieties of pine trees drop cones that are so thick with waxy sap they can’t germinate.  That is, they can’t until the heat from a fire melts the wax and allows the cones to open and start the creation of a new tree.

Information about the decades previous fires.

Information about the decades previous fires.

Much of the route to Polebridge is unpaved and very washboard!  We were happy to have our big four wheel drive truck and also amazed at the smaller cars and sedans along the route.  Polebridge is an ‘off the grid’ community.  What electricity they have is either solar or by generator. None the less, the Polebridge Mercantile is also the world’s best bakery!

The best bakery around!!!

The best bakery around!!!

Sean is seriously considering ways to find land within walking distance so he can continually sample the baked goods.  We did buy a Huckleberry Bear Claw and a sticky bun!  Yum.

YUM!!!
YUM!!!

Leaving Polebridge, it is a short drive to the Park entrance.  For this trip, we knew we wanted to get into Bowman Lake and explore a bit.  Once through the gate it was a 6+ mile trip along a single lane (maybe lane and a half) dirt road.  We found ourselves scraping bushes more than once to allow a car going in the other direction room to pass. 🙂 low res-8337

Once we arrived at the lake, we could see why it was considered one of the park’s better secrets.  Near the trailhead was a primitive campsite and another very helpful park ranger.

Tree trunks at the bottom of the lake.  Wish we had been there for a better angle on the light.

Tree trunks at the bottom of the lake. Wish we had been there for a better angle on the light.

Bowman Lake

Bowman Lake

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A family of ducks we startled while walking the trail.

After standing at the beach and soaking in the view around the lake, we took a short hike up the trail around the lake.  We highly recommend making this trip if you are ever in the area!

In addition to our hiking, we have also been doing what we can to continue making our home on wheels more homelike. On a trip to town Sherry bought a tomato plant.

Sherry gardening.

Sherry gardening.

We figured it would travel with us when we leave and maybe provide some fresh tomatoes.  I think we both miss the large garden we had at home. Funny thing, when the owner of the RV park saw the plant, she brought two more and gave them to us for our new ‘garden’.

Our pups have adapted well to life on the road.  Bates does miss a big fenced-in yard but we try to make it up to him in other ways.  Here he is ‘learning’ how to swim.

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He loved it.

Maggie has been our little greeter.  While Bates lays around waiting for us to come home, Maggie is always at the door when it opens and then into our arms for some puppy snuggle time.

Our baby girl greeting us when we come home.

Our baby girl greeting us when we come home.

We are all adjusting to this new life and enjoying it!

Here is a link to some higher quality photos from the last few weeks.  We do have some from our trip to St. Mary Lake in here as well.  Ignore those until we post about it.  🙂

http://www.loveyphotography.com/Traveling-Photography/Polebridge-Bowman-Lake-St-Mary/

Hidden Lake — Awesome, Inspiring, Gorgeous….

How many of you have been to Glacier?  Any favorite spots you would recommend as must see areas?

One of our hopes for this extended adventure was to be able to spend time in one area and see as many sites as possible.  Sites that most people on a ‘vacation’ wouldn’t get a chance to see.  The last few weeks in Glacier really have us wondering if we will be able to see and do all we want.  The park is the size of several states and is a true hiker’s paradise.  That is, very few roads and a lot of short (6 to longer mile) hikes to get to something ‘big’.  We’ve joked that we love this area so much we may end up living here, at least that would give us a chance to explore to our heart’s content.  We might also be able to keep up with our Blog posts. 🙂

Right now we are quite a bit behind on our posts.  Over the last few weeks we have visited Two Medicine, Lake Mary, several falls, Polebridge, Whitefish…  We have plans to get into the trails around Bowman Lake and definitely Many Glacier, as well as several other spots in the Park.  Forgive us if we run out of adjectives to describe this area.  Beautiful, awe-inspiring, breathtaking, each is appropriate and will surely be overused by us over the next several posts.

Setting Moon over Mt. Oberlin.

Setting Moon over Mt. Oberlin.

Sean has even begun trying to remember some of the positive adjectives used in his favorite TV show, BBC ‘Top Gear’.    We have often found ourselves at the end of a trail just awestruck by what we are seeing.

Sherry's new favorite photo.

Sherry’s new favorite photo.

On our second trip to Logan’s Pass, we decided to leave much earlier in the hopes of finding a spot in the parking lot or at least in the smaller pull off area about a half mile from the west side of the pass.  We entered the park, from the West Entrance near Apgar at about 8:30 AM.  There was already a fairly long line at the check in station and we were concerned about finding a spot.  Regardless, it was a gorgeous day, a little cooler than the last several and relatively cloud free.  For this trip, we planned pretty well and had our backpacks loaded with some hiking snacks, water and a change of clothes, if needed.  We also planned out two trails we wanted to explore.  The first was the Hidden Lake Trail, the other was the High Line.  Our priority was Hidden Lake, with a thought that we could do a little of the High Line depending on time,  Sean was looking forward to getting some great photos of waterfalls and mountain vistas.  He was bringing along two lenses and a tripod to get really steady photos.  Unfortunately, he forgot the tripod and had to stand very, very still for some shots. : )

Our drive up the Going to the Sun Road was gorgeous.  This time around, we decided to skip the turnoffs and try to make good time to the pass.  We found ourselves in a long line of cars weaving up the road. Many bicyclists made the going rather sporadic and a bit scary as we reached the narrowest parts of the road.  Still, a fun and scenic drive up to the pass.  As we got closer, we realized our chances of finding a parking spot in the lot were going to be very slim, so we did use the lower area and spent some time photographing Bighorn Sheep at the trailhead before hiking to the pass.

Big Horn Sheep near the entrance to Logan Pass

Big Horn Sheep near the entrance to Logan Pass

The park rangers at the Visitors Center were very helpful with all the visitors, answering questions and also giving ranger talks on a variety of topics.  One of the things we both have commented on is how helpful all the rangers have been.  On an earlier hike, we had one walk with us for a stretch, talking about the park, places to see and being very personable.  I wish we had gotten her name so we could have passed on a positive comment to her bosses.  Anyway, the visitors center was very crowded and we only took a short time to look around before hitting the a Hidden Lake Trail.

low res-8289The trail starts behind the visitor center and is another very well traveled trail.  In fact, most of the trail, to the lake overlook, is a wooden board walk.

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Marmot under part of the boardwalk.

Marmot under part of the boardwalk.

We first saw several goats standing on a snow field along the side of the Mountain.

Big Horn on the snow field on Mt. Oberlin.

Big Horn on the snow field on Mt. Oberlin.

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This little one started bleating for mommy just a few seconds after we took the photo.

It was amazing to see them walk along the steep rocky face!  It was even more amazing when we rounded a bend to see one munching on some food just a few feet away.  Fortunately, there was a family between where we were standing and the goat.  They were trying to get their children in close for a great photo opportunity.  OK, yes, that was sarcasm. : ).  It was this hike that gave us some great examples for our future ‘snarky’ post about some of our fellow tourists.  But, later for that.  This hike was just too beautiful.

As I said, most of the trail was a boardwalk.  There were several places where we walked over stoney ground and even some snow!  Crazy, snow on the ground in the middle of July!  Beautiful little ponds created from snow runoff, waterfalls and tremendous views.  low res--14

Small waterfall and snow field along the hike to Hidden Lake.

Small waterfall and snow field along the hike to Hidden Lake.

When we arrived at the lake overlook we learned the rest of the trail was closed.   The Grizzlies were feeding near the lake and doing other bear stuff that made it dangerous to hike near them.  So, we stopped at the overlook for some photos of the lake and surrounding mountains.

Hidden Lake

Hidden Lake

It was well worth the hike.  Our hope is that the Bears settle down enough for us to do the complete hike before we have to leave the area.

Gunsight MTN and Sperry Glacier in the distance.

Gunsight MTN and Sperry Glacier in the distance.

After lingering for a while, and eating a light snack, we headed back for the Visitors station.  Along the way, we decided to check out the first mile or two of the High Line Trail.

Another angle on Hidden Lake

Another angle on Hidden Lake

We didn’t go far this trip.  Just far enough to know we needed to come back prepared for a long day on the 6 mile, one way, hike.  Another must do hike for us.

For more photos from this post, go to the following link:

http://www.loveyphotography.com/Traveling-Photography/Hidden-Lake-and-Logan-Pass/

At the Trailhead for the Highline Trail.

At the Trailhead for the Highline Trail.

Avalanche Lake… and observations on the human condition.

Well, let’s start with a quick update.  Good news – our RV is feeling much better now. No biohazard problems to report! 🙂

After spending the past couple of weeks touring the main areas of Glacier National Park, we think our RV neighbors put it best: the park sometimes feels like a theme or amusement park. There are some high “touristy” areas that are packed with people, the main road through the park can have long lines, and sometimes there are too many cranky/annoying/unmannered children (and parents). We have been hitting the more popular and easily accessible areas of the park recently which probably explains some of the crowding, and no doubt they are popular and crowded because they are absolutely stunning. Don’t get us wrong, we are fine hiking with 20-90 or more of our fellow nature enthusiasts to get to a view like this one:

Gorge along Avalanche Creek.

Gorge along Avalanche Creek.

However, the park does sometimes feel a wee bit crowded and anxiety inducing. Driving along the ‘Going to the Sun Road’ we actually had a guy honk at us because he wanted to go faster… We were doing a hair over the speed limit while going around one of the trickier bends in the road. Go figure, it made the T-Shirt we saw at the gift shop make sense. The short version was, ‘Thanks for speeding around curves and passing on the Going to the Sun Road’.  Yours truly, GNP Paramedics.  Those who have experienced the white-knuckle driving of the Going to the Sun road will understand.  There are some areas where our full-size, extended bed 3500 pick-up feels like it will mash the wall or go over the cliff.

We plan to create another blog post to comment and elaborate about our top tourist “types” later, Types like the “Hurry Up, Get Out of My Way So I can See Something”, or the “The Rules Must Not Apply to Me” tourist. We have a whole list of the people we have categorized along this journey so far, so take it as a fun tongue in cheek commentary. Oh, we did not categorize ourselves. LOL. Humanity is interesting.

Now the fun stuff:  We have had the opportunity to witness a lot of beauty while we’ve been here. The hike to Avalanche Lake is no exception. The trail is very popular and easily accessible from the Going to the Sun Road. In fact, there are several parking areas specifically for this trail. We did have difficulty finding a spot, even on a Tuesday! We consider ourselves pretty athletic people for the most part, but Sherry especially had to stop a few times along this hike.

Sherry 'resting' by the creek along the Avalanche Trail.

Sherry ‘resting’ by the creek along the Avalanche Trail.

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This deer (darling) just walked along the trail feeding.

This deer (darling) just walked along the trail feeding.

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Waterfalls feeding Avalanche Lake.
Waterfalls feeding Avalanche Lake.

The lake was fed by runoff from Sperry Glacier, most of which dropped into the valley from three waterfalls on high cliffs. We had to sit and soak it all in once we arrived. One of the funniest things, there are tons of chipmunks in the area and none seemed afraid of the people. Unfortunately, too many people ignore the signs about feeding the animals and these little guys have lost all fear of people.

Too many people are feeding these little guys.

Too many people are feeding these little guys.

We had several come right over to the rock we sat on to ‘talk’ with us.

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Avalanche Lake

The lake was spectacular and well worth our little hike.  We stopped across the lake from the falls but could still hear them crashing down the rocky cliffs.

Hard as it is to believe, we keep hearing that these parts of the park, while gorgeous, don’t compare to the harder to access areas.  Over the next few weeks we plan on hitting some of those spots.

Last note.  You can always go to our Lovey Photo website to see more photos of our hikes and travels (the link is below).  In order to save on bandwidth and our storage capacity, we have been uploading photos in low resolution format.  If there are any you see and would like to see in a higher resolution, please let us know.  Sean may do a post later (on a rainy day) about our cameras and the equipment we use both for studio and nature photography.  🙂

http://www.loveyphotography.com/Traveling-Photography/Avalanche-Lake-Glacier-Nationa/i-PXpmQ3c