Thursday, July 3, 2008

More Vacation Pics - These from June 18, 2008 - Glacier National Park!


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This (and some others really similar) are some of my favorite pics of our entire vacation. Glacier National Park is: Breathakingly gorgeous. Stunning. Just can't describe how beautiful it was. I captured these early one morning as we set out for the day. I took a ton of them and more will be shown later, but I did want to show you a couple of my favorites at the start of this post.


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OK, the picture below is one I took as we were getting close to Glacier. This is what the scenery looked like from inside our car. Lovely photo, I know. Nice view of my mom's head too :) I figured this was a great way for you to share in the experience just as we saw it....hee hee.


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Yep, we passed this too along the way. I took this from inside the car...I only wish I had my tripod set up as this train made its way across the trestle. How cool is this scene?


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And here we were, at the park! Finally. We arrived late afternoon on June 18 and so we tried to make the best use of the rest of the day. One thing we realized while there was that up north, the days are much longer. It stayed light until probably close to 10:00 p.m. and it was light starting before 5:00 a.m. WOW. We weren't really used to that. It worked to our advantage though as we could see more stuff.


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Our first stop was a short hike on one of the trails to a beautiful waterfall. Mom was even able to make the hike. If you have been a reader of my blog for a long time (my old one), you will know that mom broke her ankle a couple of years ago and had to have surgery so she can't walk long distances, especially on rough terrain. She was however, able to hike to this waterfall, so it was cool.


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We then drove to a different part of the park that had lots of trails. Amy, Brandon and I took one. This is what the lake looked like as we started out on the trail.


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We took the hike around through the woods to a ways around the lake. When we got to the opening, there was a couple trout fishing. This is what they had caught so far. How cool is that? Man, the scenery was just so beautiful. The waters so crystal clear blue that you just couldn't stare at it long enough.


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This one is of my dad and Brandon at another waterfall in the park...though I don't think I'll post ones of this waterfall as I don't think I watermarked any of them. I thought this picture of the two of them turned out well though.


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I'll leave you with some more of my favorite pictures....I hope ya'll aren't getting tired of looking at all these.



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Well, I think that is enough for now. Next up will be some really cool pictures of mountain goats that I got...and other things I'm sure.

Oh yea, and Happy Fourth of July!!!! Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend. I'm off the lake for the weekend.

4 comments:

diana said...

beautiful pictures dana. hope you have a great holiday weekend... even though you won't have brandon with you.

Angela M. Littlejohn said...

Found them. Wow! It looks so beautiful and I'm sure it was even better in person even though you take amazing pictures! (Our experience has been we can never quite capture it like it looked when we were there...that's how it was on our cruise a few years back.) I'll try to check your blog more often. Should I check both or are you using this one now?

Rebekah said...

Those are awesome pictures. Can't wait to see if you enter any of them into contest.

Oh- and I am so envious of your trip. Someday Chuck and I hope to visit out West

Rebekah said...

Hey, I was just thinking. That fish picture would make a great present. A rough and rustic frame- I would buy something like that for Chuck.
hmmmm, theres me an idea for Christmas.