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Glacier National Park 06/28/12 - 07/05/12

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Offline The Scorpion

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Glacier National Park 06/28/12 - 07/05/12
« on: July 09, 2012, 01:04:27 PM »
The wife and I made another trip up to Glacier National Park last week.
Due to poor weather conditions we were not able to hike as much as we wanted. The Hidden lake trail was snow shoe or ski's only. we would NOT have made it in regular hiking boots.

by the time we were able to do the Avalanche lake trail, it was too muddy and wet, again we were not prepared for rainy weather.
We did spend most of our time driving around.
The Sun Road was open all the way through so we were able to enjoy that.
We took a helicopter tour over the park and that was totally awesome.


For the most part we just sat on the porch of our lodge room and enjoyed the view.


We went up into Canada for 2 days 1 night to check out Waterton Lakes National Park, which is connected to the northern part of Glacier NP, which makes for an international park. We saw all the wild life up in Canada and none in Glacier.


rest of the photos are here
http://jamesb.smugmug.com/GlacierNationalPark/GlacierNP2012

James
everything is better with bacon!!!

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Offline kevint

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Re: Glacier National Park 06/28/12 - 07/05/12
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2012, 01:32:37 PM »
Very nice pictures on Smugmug.  Lot's of good wildlife and some awesome landscapes.  I gave a couple of "thumbs ups."
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Re: Glacier National Park 06/28/12 - 07/05/12
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2012, 03:47:54 PM »
Me and the Boy are headed up that direction next month; we're goign a little off the beaten path--doing Akamina-Kishinena Provincial Park (Akamina Ridge), Yoho N.P. (staying at the Abbot Pass Hut over Lake Oesa), and a couple of good sized hikes/climbs in Banff and Jasper.  Might get in some fishing too

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Offline fartymarty

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Re: Glacier National Park 06/28/12 - 07/05/12
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2012, 05:23:16 PM »
OH JAMES! WOW! <-----link    :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :13: :13:  :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:

For the most part we just sat on the porch of our lodge room and enjoyed the view.
Good for you two.   

How were the bugs, I've heard it can get pretty buggy up there, was it still too early for them?
Fort Worth

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Offline The Scorpion

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Re: Glacier National Park 06/28/12 - 07/05/12
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2012, 10:54:27 PM »
thanks Kevin...

I have never heard of those places steel frog, might have to look into them.

Marty, for many years I thought we had a bug (mosquito) problem here in Texas, until a few years ago our first trip up to Glacier we were viciously attached by bigger mosquito's than I have ever seen. This year they were not that bad, but they were out when it warmed up a little. mostly in the wooded areas they were bad, but not sitting on our porch.
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Offline Al

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Re: Glacier National Park 06/28/12 - 07/05/12
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2012, 11:16:49 PM »
James, beautiful photos! 

A day late and dollar short but when Erle went to Alaska and experienced the mosquitoes probably similar to Glacier NP, he swore by Off lanterns while sitting around the campfire:

http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=140985&catid=184447&aid=338666&aparam=140985

I use them in my backyard and they work like a champ!  Bring refills.

Al

 


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