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We had a wonderful time up in Glacier, getting in a three day, two night backcountry trip on the far northeast corner of the park.

Sometimes 20 hours of driving through the night are worth 72 hours of glacial lakes, thundering waterfalls, friendly foxes, and jagged peaks.





Date: 2014-07-08 01:08 am (UTC)
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Date: 2014-07-08 01:35 am (UTC)
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Bighorn Sheep :)

This is a Mountain Goat:

Date: 2014-07-08 12:02 pm (UTC)
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Damn that's purty.

Date: 2014-07-08 11:14 pm (UTC)
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Sure is!

Date: 2014-07-08 04:29 pm (UTC)
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OOOH! I am so glad I am going in August or I'd be really sad right now.

Date: 2014-07-08 11:15 pm (UTC)
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We didn't have much time outside of hiking to explore the area, but we did have amazing food and huckleberry shakes at the Park Cafe just outside of the St. Mary's entrance.

Date: 2014-07-08 11:57 pm (UTC)
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You had no time! You crazy!
Huckleberries are important. They can't be farm raised , you know.

If I would've know that you were going to get through to East Glacier, I may have insisted on The Snow Slip on the way back. We had a cabin near there growing up and I practically lived there.

Date: 2014-07-09 12:15 am (UTC)
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Oh yeah, we must have passed that on our way to Two Medicine - it's hard to tell with those private campgrounds which ones are legit and which aren't, so that is super useful info - thanks!

Date: 2014-07-08 07:11 pm (UTC)
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Ooh! Friendly foxes and bighorn sheep.

There's some wildlife there! Don't often seem them too close up.

Date: 2014-07-08 08:02 pm (UTC)
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The fox was super friendly! He saw us, started to walk toward us, sat down and scratched his ear, and then wandered off.


Date: 2014-07-08 08:39 pm (UTC)
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oh my gosh, it's like you were hiking in a fairyland! I halfway expect these animals to start talking to you!

Date: 2014-07-08 11:07 pm (UTC)
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Right? Everyone at our campsite the second night saw a grizzly, but we missed it :(

Date: 2014-07-08 10:42 pm (UTC)
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Beautiful! I am trying to convince Curtis to do a Glacier trip next summer. Probably not backpacking though.

Oh by the way, his homemade backpacking meal worked out really well but was way too much work so he gave up on that idea. ;)

Date: 2014-07-08 11:14 pm (UTC)
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Haha - I won't say I told him so :)

I looked into it more and realized it would be like buying a different size mattress - you have to change everything. You need a different stove, cooking equipment, and cleanup.

I *am* tempted to get a backpacking fishing pole for when we camp in non-bear country...

Date: 2014-07-09 05:08 pm (UTC)
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These are so gorgeous! It looks so green! I kept expecting a wildlife photobomb shot with your couples photos, given your streak. :)

I seriously have got to make it out there in the next couple of years, while the glaciers are still there and all.


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