Thursday, August 22, 2013

First Day in Glacier NP

Last evening we met up with friends, Hans and Lisa, full timers from San Diego.  We met them last year in Wells, NV and stayed in touch.  When we learned we were both going to be in Glacier NP at the same time, we arranged to hook up and as it turns out we are at the same RV Park.

So we had a great first day together driving into the park and doing the Snyder Lake Trl.  An 8.8mile round trip trail with a 2147 ft elevation change was quite different from what we have been doing the past  months in WA where were at sea level most of the time!  It was wonderful of course and we did see a bit of wildlife:

Mike, Hans and Lisa

a cute little pica posed for us, he was jumping all over the rocks

Lisa checking out some bear scat, pretty fresh!!

Snyder Lake

this mushroom had spiky little knobs all over it

this doe and her two fawn were trying to get by us on the trail to get to the lake, very cool!

touching moment though not a clear pic unfortunately!

Snyder Lake with full sun

could see this waterfall on the rock wall behind the lake

we could have used a machete for some of this trail!

Lisa gazing at Lake McDonald the largest lake in Glacier

Lake McDonald Lodge

Lake McDonald

taking a break by the lake

these restored buses have been taking people on the Going to the Sun Road in the park since 1914!


  1. Good times! So glad we got to meet up again and spend some trail time together!

    Metamorphosis Lisa

    1. Good times indeed! Nice to get together with you two!


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