Saturday, September 17, 2016

Many Glacier

It rained that night, but we stayed warm and dry in our tent! Matthew made breakfast the next morning and by the time I bundled up and ventured from the tent, it was only dripping a little. After breakfast, we headed east to St.Mary's and out of the park. From there you head north for about 30 minutes and back into the park to get to Many Glacier. It rained along the way and was still raining when we got to the ranger station to check the weather and what trails were open and best to hike. Soon we headed out on the Grennell Glacier hike even though we were told we couldn't make it to the glacier since there was still snow on the trail. It cleared up after about two minutes of hiking!mmThanks to mom, Matthew had jam :)
mThe next few pictures are just quick snaps of the glimpses we got of the peaks around!mmmI thought the cloud on the side of this one was cool. \/mJosephine LakemmmmI thought it was neat how the tree roots hugged this rock. Now when the tree falls it will be taking that rock with it!mmmThose waterfalls are coming from the glacier. The lake is Grennell Lake
mmRushing waterfalls everywhere!mEven right on the path. Not really the kind of shower I was wanting!mAnd this is a far as we went. :( Obviously other people had gone across and we watched several go by. But with it looking like this:mI was a little concerned. Snow is not exactly stable at any time and especially with a waterfall underneath it! Also, my shoes don't have much grip and the slide down would be about 50 feet of snow and then steep brush and rocks....mSo this was the highest view we got.^mInstead we picnicked with several other couples scattered around.mmLoved sharing all these adventures and beautiful places with this man. He was always there to help me when the going was tough and always trying to make me laugh!mmmYikes! Thankfully this was the scariest thing we saw the whole trip...mmSee the rain coming?^mThat evening was pretty chilly. I had on all my warm clothes even though is was far from cute! Matthew couldn't get over my toe socks and flipflops!

bMatthew made breakfast the next morning too. I think we need to go camping again...bOur campsitebDriving back up to Many Glacier the next daybThe lupins and wildflowers we SO pretty! I only opened the window to take the picture, but their scent was strong just doing that!bSetting out for the 5 mile hike to Iceberg LakebWe went up around to the right and then across to the left into that valley. Those sheer mountains to the left surround Iceberg Lake like an amphitheater. 
These are a bit out of order, sorry.bbSpotted an eagle
bbbWe came over the rise of a small hill and saw THIS!bbThis, my friends, is mountain goat wool!bBack at the campsite we enjoyed a fire and hotdogs.

The next morning was foggy, but here are a few pictures of our drive back west on Going to the Sun RoadffThe clouds hid the peaks, but were spectacular themselves!

And then we headed home! We were going to go to Craters of the Moon park for the night, but got to thinking that was too far out of the way. So we just kept driving, kept driving, kept driving. And then we couldn't find a camping spot! We stopped at Subway for dinner somewhere in Idaho and this was the sunset!bWe finally found a KOA north of Salt Lake City that had some open spots. We set up in the dark, took showers and crashed til dawn. Then up and packed up the tent and found an IHOP!bMorning Face!fMatthew let me drive a bit that day. We had been listening to a book the whole time we were driving but it was pretty graphic and finally, even though it was almost to the end, I couldn't listen to it any more. I think that is only the third book I've started that I haven't finished...dLost Hills and almost home! Two 11.5 hour days of driving. Once Matthew gets headed to his home stall, nothing will stop him!dWow, what can I say?dExcept that someone was taking pictures while they were driving! Distracted driving alert!!

1 comment:

  1. Your pictures are exquisite! Thanks for sharing.


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