"Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you."

Isaiah 60:1

Saturday, September 19, 2015

The A-MAYES-ING Adventure: Our first full day in Glacier!

On June 16th, and Day 21 of trip, we woke up and headed to the East side of Glacier National Park.  We drove by the painting-like lakes, Two Medicine Lakes, which were GORGEOUS!  We drove to the Many Glacier Campground and picked out our campsite and set up camp.  At this point it was at least 3 in the afternoon and we didn't want to waste the day so we thought we'd explore.  We ended up hiking 3.5 miles up the Grinnell Glacier trail (one of the most popular hikes in the park) and it was absolutely breath-taking.  We couldn't make it all the way up because the snow was blocking the trail but we made it far enough to see the Grinnell Lake.  The only creepy thing about this hike is there were not too many people on this trail.  Everyone we crossed paths with was heading back and by the time we started hiking back we didn't see ANYONE.  Oh...yeah...and add in the scary fact that this trail is frequently visited by GRIZZLY BEARS!  So you'd better believe that we were talking loudly the entire time and Rollin had bear spray in his hand just in case we surprised a grizzly and they started charging.  But it was such a gorgeous day!

Two Medicine

Looks like a painting!

In the distance is the Many Glacier area...several valleys of trails and lakes to hike to!

Swiftcurrent Lake

We literally camped to the right of the giant knife-like mountain in the foreground!

Hiking the Grinnell Glacier Trail

I can't get over this view and the color of Grinnell Lake.

Even when the sun isn't shining on the lake it's still turquoise!

View from our campsite

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The A-MAYES-ING Adventure: The Going To The Sun Road

We arrived at the western edge of Glacier National Park late afternoon of June 15th and Day 20 of our trip!  We decided to get right in the park and drive the Going to the Sun Road all the way to Logan's Pass and back down.  The nice thing about being so far north is that the sun didn't set until 9:45 at night so we had plenty of daylight!  Unfortunately the road past Logan's pass that leads you to the eastern side of the park wasn't open yet.  And it didn't open until the day we left Glacier...bad timing!  The nice thing about being so far north is that the sun didn't set until 9:45 at night so we had plenty of daylight!

Heaven's Peak was Rollin's favorite mountain we saw!

There's Heaven's Peak!

You can see the Going To The Sun Road etched into the side of the mountain!

Our jaws dropped when we saw this view!

The road was quite narrow!

Steep drop off!

The triple arches.  This was the hardest part of the road to construct!

Looking back.  There's the road we drove on!

Logan's Pass

Hiking to Hidden Lake!

Hidden Lake

The cutest baby mountain goat!