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Swiftcurrent

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  • Day13

    Zwierzeta w Glacier

    July 30, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Parki Narodowe Gor Skalistych obfituja w dzika przyrode. Od samego Denver moglismy obserwowac zwierzeta w swoim naturalnym srodowisku niemalze na wyciagniecie reki. Byly w kazdym z czterech parkow, ale to Glacier bylo dla nas pod tym wzgledem najbardziej laskawe. To tutaj widzielismy niedzwiedzie i losia. Kozy gorskie, owce wielkorogie (bighorn sheeps), swistaka i inne niezliczone wszedobylskie gryzonie: tluste wiewiorki ziemne, chipmonks, pika czy myszy. Zwierzeta byly blisko nas, niektore nawet wskakiwaly na kolana :-)Read more

  • Day7

    Glacier National Park, Montana

    July 22, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    We left Banff and again enjoyed the scenic drive along the Trans-Canada Highway. Past Calgary however the scenery was rather different - this was cowboy country. Wide open and flat prairies, with a house every couple of kilometres and a 'town' every 45 minutes or so, all against the backdrop of the distant Rockies to the west which we tracked all the way to the American border.

    Just the other side of the border crossing is the 'town' of Babb - a gas station, general store (looking like something out of Victorian Britain), and a church were about the only things in it...I'm not even sure where the houses were. So we filled up the car and headed into Glacier National Park - what a sight. Something like Banff crossed with Monument Valley. The colours of the mountains was incredible, and photos do neither them nor the scale any justice. The road in was rather rough, but we eventually made it to our 'historic cabin', a little two room wooden hut nestled in Swiftcurrent valley.

    We had a bison burger for dinner from the hotel up the road, a Swiss-chalet-looking affair on the edge if Swiftcurrent Lake before taking an evening stroll to Fishercap Lake where we watch some moose and deer splashing about in the water. The creek we crossed on the way was full of the most colourful array of stones from the surrounding mountains and the trees and flower meadows were alive with colour. But perhaps most striking was the crystal clear reflection of the mountains in the lake as the sun went down.

    Of course, all this awe and wonder was balanced by the fact we were surrounded by buzzing things and I got bitten to hell despite having layers of deet on! On the plus side, we bought a massive bag of trail mix for tomorrow.

    Number plate update: Massachusetts, Maine, North Dakota, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Wyoming, Alabama, Maryland, Georgia, Kansas, New Mexico (39/50)
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  • Day8

    Red Rock Falls

    July 23, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    After a hearty lunch of cup noodles, we took a late afternoon stroll to Red Rock Falls. The clouds had come over and the temperature had mercifully dropped. However we only got a small way into the track when we met a family who were deciding whether to continue having been told a grizzly bear had been sighted ahead. We did carry on, as did they, with great caution and with Ben resurrecting his whistling and clapping routine from the morning. The route took us around Red Rock Lake and we were able to climb onto the falls at the far end.

    The name is no misnomer- the redness of the rock here is both unbelievable and stunning. We spent some time climbing in and around the falls before heading back with similar caution! We did not see (for better or worse) a bear, but we did see some deer, squirrels, chipmunks and again some moose splashing about in Fishercap Lake.

    During tea (more cup noodles - we couldn't face a big meal after the heat of the day) we were treated to thunder and lightning as a storm rolled through the valley. Onwards to the west coast tomorrow and a likely 12 hour drive (the biggest of our trip by a long way).

    Number plate update: Indiana, Connecticut (41/50)
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  • Day19

    Lake Josephine & Grinnell Lake Hike

    August 22, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Angus, Maddie and Gordie headed out for a hike around the lakes in the Many Glacier area and returned to Swiftcurrent Lake after a half hour to where Patrick and Sarah were playing to tell them they ran into a bear 🐻!!! 😳 So they changed their route and continued their adventure around two other nearby lakes bear-free. What an adventure!Read more

  • Aug29

    Way out

    August 29, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    On the way out more of the haze had lifted so i got a better picture of the lake. The great color is from rock ground extremely fine by the glacier.

    On this trail there is water cascading onto the trail. People like it.

  • Day11

    We hiked how far??

    September 23, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 6 °C

    Heading back, a beautiful Golden Eagle flew over. Then, arriving back at Red Rock Lake, we spotted Grizzly #1 across the lake and up slope... with a buddy! Grizzly #7.
    Returning to the car after our 7.6 round trip hike, we saw another two Grizzlies, #8 & #9, up slope. A good distance away was the first group of Big Horn Sheep. As we drove out we shared the road, and a moment, with another group of 8 Big Horn Sheep mommas and babies. So. AWESOME! It was a beautiful day in Glacier NP! We headed back to the resort for our last evening of packing and sleep.Read more

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