So (for once) I will spare you the history and let you see the park through photos. O.k., so maybe there will be some history wrapped up in the captions.
|Fire is a natural feature that occasionally ravages the park. In 2006, nearly 150,000 acres of the park burned and the scars are evident.|
|Grinell Point is the highest peak on the right. It was named after the naturalist George Bird Grinell who was instrumental in establishing the park. There is a Grinell Lake, Upper Lake, Lower Lake, Trail, Falls, Peak, etc. He is well-revered here.|
|Our boat ride across Swiftcurrent Lake in a historic boat.|
|The historic Many Glacier Lodge built in 1914|
|The Many Glacier Lodge|
|Some hiking views|
|Historic Swiftcurrent Motor Inn|
|Mountain goat and kid|
|St. Mary Lake|
|Historic 1913 Ranger Station|
|Historic barn next to the Ranger Station|
|Wildflowers flourish in burned areas|
|St. Mary Visitor Center where we took in a couple of lectures and movies|
|Ground squirrel looking for my trail mix|
So tomorrow, we are off to Canada to visit the Canadian portion of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park World Heritage Site. Stay tuned for more beauty....we have heard Waterton is even more beautiful.