Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Montana On My Mind

Never in my life have I seen such amazing scenery. We went to Glacier National Park Montana, back in September and I have not been able to stop thinking about it. Even though we had a less than ideal trip, the beauty I was able to witness makes up for all the less than beautiful moments we experienced.

We started our trip late Friday evening by making the 10 hour drive to Missoula, where we stopped for fuel, food and last minute camping items; then we made the 3 hour trek into Glacier. When we arrived in Glacier we had beautiful weather the first two days on the west side of the park, but once we moved to the east side the weather changed; one day we had beautiful 70* weather and the next we had snow and 23* temperatures! Even though we were not truly prepared for the weather conditions we made the best of each day with long hikes; we hiked 30 miles in 3 days!

 Here are a few of my favorite photos of the trip, but trust me.... the pictures don't do the place justice.

1st day at Avalanche Lake
View along Hidden Lake Trail

Looking down to Hidden Lake from the trail

Along Hidden Lake Trail

I love the color contrast Glacier offers

Hidden Lake Overlook
Day #3 Bull Head Lake Trail @ Red Rock Falls

Signage along Ptarmigan Tunnel Trail

Sigss don't lie- this is a bear you "bearly see"
Along the trail to the tunnel

The way up to the tunnel

We made it to the top! 

Goodbye, Glacier. I will miss you!
Final resting place- The Bitterroot River Campsite


  1. These photos are amazing! Glacier is definitely on my must-do list. Thank you for sharing these beautiful images.

  2. Wow! Beautiful pictures.... They don't look real!

  3. Oh man your pictures are amazing! I have been wanting to go to Glacier National Park for a while- now I must push CP to go there sooner rather than later! Looks like an amazing trip- despite the crazy weather.

  4. Wow this place looks amazing!!! I can only imagine what it must have looked like in person.

  5. Looks like you had a lot of fun! Hope you got to relax a bit. Such beautiful place and beautiful pictures!

  6. Wow. These pictures are amazing! Looks like an awesome place to visit :)

  7. The pictures are beautiful! I'm sorry that the trip was less than perfect! It's hard to vacation with friends.

  8. Wow - incredibly beautiful. So glad you had a great time!

  9. I somehow missed this post. I'm so glad you had such a great trip. I have another friend that went to Glacier a few years ago. Between the two of you, you have definitely made me want to go! Although Tony doesn't like camping (boo) so we wouldn't get to do more than day hike, which means we wouldn't quite see as much as you were able too! You guys covered a lot of ground!


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