Visiting Montana and experiencing two amazing national parks – Glacier National and Yellowstone was a huge blessing and an experience of a lifetime. Seeing on the news last week portions of Glacier National Park on fire gave me a sense of responsibility to share my trip on the blog.
First let me say I have never had a huckleberry before but they are a BIG deal in Montana. The berries grow in higher, colder elevations and are part of the blueberry family. Glacier National Park and the surrounding area is prime growing. Fun fact is a grizzly bear during huckleberry season will eat 100,000 huckleberries a day. Below is a picture of my huckleberry pancakes I ordered at Steve’s Eats in Helena – they were yumalicous
Onward to Glacier Park where you need 2-3 days minimum to enjoy the various hikes so you can actually see glaciers and amazing water falls. The park’s transit system is set up to support the hikers so if you are planning a trip, make sure you research the hikes and take time to enjoy the beauty that is unseen from the trail head.
We only had one day so we made the best of it. We entered the West Glacier side of the park and determined the one hike we would do – Avalanche Creek. Below are some of the pictures taken unedited from my iPhone of our hike.
The end of the trail:
Our strategy was to use the transit system to take us on the Going to the Sun Road that would take us to the other side of the park at Lake Mary. Due to our time we rode over to Lake Mary and did not get off at any of the stops due to construction and just enjoyed the scenery. The pictures below were from Logan’s Pass to Lake Mary. Thankful for just the right light I was able to get some great shots. I did have to remind myself it is not always about the picture it is about enjoying and absorbing.
It was a great day all in all and we were thankful for the beauty that filled our senses. I continue to be amazed at God’s creativity in all He created for our pleasure. Next blog post this Friday on Yellow Stone.