Our trip to Glacier National Park! For those of you who don't know where it is, its in Northern Montana and crosses over into Canada. We have been to so many National Parks in our lifetime, and I can honestly say I have never seen anything like Glacier! There is so much to do and so much to see. We wish we could've stayed longer!
Our first day we hiked this AMAZING hike called Logan’s Pass located at the highest lodge in the park! It is a 3 mile hike through the snow, in July! It was also 80 degrees outside which totally threw us for a loop. We were not planning on getting sunburnt on this hike but we totally did! As we hiked up through the snow we noticed people hiking with snowboards, skis, and sleds. People were hiking high up on the snow hills to ride down. It looked so fun! Next time we will be bringing sleds!
Hiking through the snow. Most of us had nike running shoes, only the smart ones brought boots. By the end of the hike our shoes were soaking wet as well as our socks! But there were people that had it much worse than us. We saw people in flip flops and even some little kids wearing crocs and crying because their feet were so cold. I have to admit it was somewhat comical! If you plan to do this hike make sure you bring extra socks and shoes for the rest of the day!
All the animals in Glacier are super friendly! These crazy mountain goats were scaling rock cliffs right in front of us! We also saw a big horned sheep in the parking lot while we pulled in. I swear it was looking right at us! I’m just happy it wasn’t a bear staring me down.
One of my favorite things we did was drive through the park and stop at all the scenic look outs. You can see anything from waterfalls, to snow peaks and canyons, along with this crazy good view that looks like it belongs in Switzerland! We couldn’t help but sing “THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF MUSICCCC” while driving through the park.
THESE FLOWERS! I have never seen anything like them in my life. I couldn’t decide if they looked like something from a Dr. Seuss book, and an edible flower from Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. This crazy trail was along side of the lake in Many Glacier. We hiked this trail at around 8pm to go fish for a while. On our way back it was almost dark and we saw a baby moose head into the lake for a night time bath. It was so majestical. The baby swam all the way across the lake dunking its head under the water, then emerging from the water like a woman from a Neutrogena commercial. Proud moment for Gavin capturing this deer looking straight at the camera!Canoeing at McDonald Lake. I will never get over how blue the water is here.?
More proof of the bluest water in the world! I call it blue gatorade water. I really had to refrain from sticking my head in the water and taking a drink. I’m sure this is what the fountain of youth looks like! This waterfall is on the Avalanche hike which is the most popular hike in the park. It starts out on a wooden board walk for about a half mile and then heads up a dirt trail through the thick forest for another 2 miles.The top of the Avalanche hike! We waited very last minute to start this hike and were the only people heading up while everyone started down. We knew it was going to get dark soon so we booked it up the trail. When we were about 5 minutes from the lake we ran into a HUGE bear scat in the middle of the trail. So obviously we panicked a little bit. We ran to the lake, took a could pictures, and started to actually RUN down the trail. After about 5 minutes of heading down it was completely pitch black. We finished the hike with our phone flashlights while blasting music and trying to forget about how many bear attacks happen in Glacier. Don’t worry, we survived!!