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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Glacier National Park: Pictures From My Trip

Without further ado, I'll tell that this trip to the park was exciting, sentimental and a bit sad.
Exciting - because what a majestic, grand and unbelievably gorgeous place it is! 
Sentimental - because wed had been here 11 years ago when our boys were only 4 and barely reached my waist as I held their hands. 
Now, they are teenagers, and I need to stand on my toes to kiss them.
Sad - because I could see with my naked eye that there is less snow and ice in the park than 11 years ago.
Statistics say that there were 150 glaciers in the park in 1850. Now, there are only 25 active glaciers. 
A computerized weather model predicts that they will disappear by 2030. Unbelievable.
Other than that, the trip was uplifting, emotional and energizing.
Here are some pictures.









Whitebark Pine:













Lake McDonald Lodge:










We said: 'Glaciers, please, don't melt!'
 and headed to the Icefields Parkway in Canada.
To be continued.

***Copyright 2013 TatyanaS

20 comments:

  1. What a beautiful scenery! Is the animal running away there an Hyena or so, it looks a bit like a wolf.

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    1. Janneke, thank you! You are right, it looks a bit like a wolf. It is a coyote. We have them in our area, sometimes they hunt for cats and small dogs.

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  2. Stunning! I visited Glacier Bay by cruise ship in May and was completely bowled over. Your pictures make me want to go back and see the rest of Glacier National Park. Beyond beautiful.

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    1. Sarah, thank you! Was it in Alaska? I took a river boat cruise to one of the glaciers there. It was wonderful! Blue ice! The Glacier National Park is in Montana, so it is easier to get there! Rush, before they melt!

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  3. Absolutely stunning scenery. You did a great job capturing the grandeur and the magic of the place!

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  4. A very spectacular landscape! The falls is wonderful but it gets small due to the vastness of the mountains. Thank you so much for these, as i might not be able to see it in this lifetime!

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  5. I really enjoyed seeing your photos!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  6. wow that 3rd photo with the water grandiose and awestruck

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  7. I have long dreamed of visiting this heaven on earth...thanks for bringing me an amazing peace and feeling that God indeed does exist...

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  8. I really need to get there one of these days! I've heard so much about it, and your photos show it in its full majesty! I love those old lodges. Sounds like you have bittersweet memories about the park...

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  9. You have captured a big slice of heaven beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. So gorgeous, I have got to get there but the next best thing is your photos.

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