Friday, September 19, 2014

Glacier National Park

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We spent a full day of our vacation driving through Glacier National Park, with frequent stops for photos, sightseeing, and short hikes. It was absolutely beautiful. I found it interesting to see how much the landscape and vegetation changed as we reached various heights in the mountains.

We learned that the turquoise-blue water in the creeks was caused by snow melt. Tiny bits of limestone are washed down the mountainside with the melting snow. These bits of stone in the creek water reflect the light, causing the distinctive blue color.

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We took a picnic lunch on the aptly named “Lunch Trail” near Logan’s Pass. Although we met other fellow hikers on the winding paths, they seemed more like mountain goat trails than human-made trails.

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The lodge at MacDonald Lake…

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