Friday, July 30, 2010

Going to The Sun

One of the things you just have to do when in Northwest Montana is take the famed drive on Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park.
That's what everyone kept telling us anyway!
A few weeks ago, we drugged everyone with Dramamine so as to avoid the puking disaster akin to our Road to Hana trip, and ventured out to see what it was all about.

It is breathtaking!

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Waterfalls abound. 
They fall so near your car that the spray can be felt with the windows open.
I love how this one looks like steps. 
Do you see how the road crosses the waterfall?
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And look at this one. 
The  distance of the waterfall's path is incredible.


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This is another common sight on the road. 
It is a Red Jammer Tour Bus. 

We didn't want to torture them with baby squeals and endless questions so we reserved that pleasure just for ourselves in our own handy Suburban.

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Here we are after making it to Logan Pass and hiking a still very snowy trail to Hidden Lake.
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It is just indescribable.
 I wonder how much fun God had making this place.
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Mountain Goats like to hang out up at Logan Pass!
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What are these three yahoos looking at???
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The yellow flowers and the green grasses and the white snow with the blue sky were nearly too much for me. 
Pictures just don't do it justice. 

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We were privileged to see this fellow on our way out.
We couldn't help but think of Uncle Randy whose initials are RAM!

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And we even saw a small black bear in the distance romping around in the grass. 
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But really, this was one of my favorite sights. 
It is called the Weeping Wall because the water seems to flow directly from the wall.
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And that face that Jackie Boy is making is quite a sight too!

13 comments:

GlowinGirl said...

I AM SO JEALOUS!! Seriously, that is one of the number one places on my list to go. My parents went a few years ago, and said it was wonderful. I want to take our kiddos in a couple of years and do some hiking.

GREAT pix!!

DeanO said...

God's beauty in creation - simply awesome - I love Jackie Boy - That's what Jack Hyles was called as a little boy "Jackie Boy"

Foursons said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous country!

Karla said...

Wow, that is beautiful. Just what you think the West should look like!

Farmers Wifey said...

Just beautiful pics, what a gorgeous part of the world...

Farmers Wifey said...

Just beautiful pics, what a gorgeous part of the world...

Farmgirl Paints said...

Oh do we need to do that. Those are the most beautiful pictures ever Brigetta. Holy cow...that last one needs to be in a competition or something. Keep it handy. So glad you are getting out there and enjoying every little bit of summer. I do miss you though;)

The Frat Pack + Me said...

Simply stunning!

Brigetta's Mom said...

What an Absolutley Awesome! and Breathtaking! site to see. Your pictures are amazing...Thanks for taking us on this trip with you, in these pictures:-)

Kendra said...

Great pictures!! Don'tcha love Montana!? :-)

Stephanie said...

Wow - so beautiful where you are. As a city girl, I wouldn't think I could handle that much nature, but after seeing your pics I could totally give it up!

mindyluwho said...

I was there this summer! Just a couple of weeks ago. We took the hike to Hidden Lake and it was a kick hiking through the snow. It was incredible and your pictures are fabulous!

AtOneWithHim said...

*sigh* It is so beautiful there and as gorgeous as your pictures are, you're right, they don't do it justice.
I have family in the Bitterroot Valley and while visiting we went to your neck of the woods and to Glacier. It's literally so beautiful that it will bring tears to your eyes.
Kinda made we wonder why they chose the Bitterroot over your area. It's THAT breath taking.