|Glacier Park with Eric
|As I have previously mentioned, my favorite
activity in Montana is biking on Going to the Sun road before it is open
to car traffic. Since I'd done it 3 times with Amy by this point, I
decided it was time for Eric to share the experience. We borrowed
Jeb's bike and took off for the park one somewhat rainy Saturday, hoping
for a sunny afternoon.
What a huge snail! Or slug? I don't know, it was slimy. My shoe is in the shot for scale.
|Our first activity in the park was to do the Avalanche Lake hike, about 2 miles.
|Everything was so very green and the water was running strong, it was beautiful.
That water was a very impressive force.
|A waterfall glimpsed from the hiking trail
Cool rock formations for my geo-head husband to admire
|A stream trickling through the deep, dark woods.
|This deer was obviously accustomed to being fed by the tourists
Taking a closer look at some of the waterfalls coming into the lake
|Me & Avalanche Lake
|Me & E & Avalanche Lake
|Heading back down the trail
|If you got a rock then yo I'll climb it... (Chanted to the tune of Ice, Ice, Baby)
|The sun was trying to come out for us by this point
|I love how these roots are so tenacious.
|Eric, wishing he could throw my camera in the creek
|Wow! A last picture from the hike, next comes the bike ride.
|Our first views from the bikes
Eric, taking in the mountains
|Away we go
This gives a tiny glimpse into how those mountains make you feel from below.
| On our drive out, we stopped to explore a climbing area
that Eric had never visited before. It was probably his
favorite part of the day!