Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park in northwest Montana is a wonderful hiking park with over 700 miles of trails. Glacier National Park was established in 1910 after years of urging by George Bird Grinnell. He traveled to the area in 1885 and observed the glacier that bears his name at the beginning of the Swiftcurrent Valley. He was a friend of Theodore Roosevelt and an original founder of the Boone and Crocket Club and the Audobon Society. He was largely responsible for the preservation of the last bison in Yellowstone National Park.

 

In 1932, Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park became the world’s first International Peace Park due to the good work between the two nation’s rotary clubs. In 2010 we backpacked in Glacier National Park after taking the ferry from Waterton Lakes National Park crossing back in to Montana through the Goat Haunt Ranger Station and the International Peace Park Pavilion.

 

In 2010, while hiking the trail to the Grinnell Glacier, we were most fortunate when 4 big horn sheep crossed the path 5 yards ahead of us and I was able to get some pictures with the wide angle lens I was using to take landscape pictures.

 

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Big Horn Sheep

 

White-tailed Deer

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Big Horn Sheep

 

Grinnell Glacier

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Lake Josephine

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Big Horn Sheep

 

White-tailed Deer

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Hoary Marmot

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Lake Josephine

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Lake Josephine

Swiftcurrent Lake

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St. Mary's Lake

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Columbian Ground Squirrel Grinnell Glacier Trail

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