Early morning on Lake McDonald in Glacier Park. It was sooooo quiet.
I’m glad we went to Glacier this last week, because certain areas in the park are closed a couple of weeks early because of bear activity. We saw an adolescent Black Bear in the road, but he was a smart bear, and ran back into the woods as soon as he saw us.
Happy first day of Fall!!!
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Scraped into the Earth by the massive power of gigantic glaciers and the insidious power of erosion, Lake McDonald is the largest lake in Glacier National Park. It’s ten miles long, and its surface covers over 6000 acres.
This is one of the last pictures I took in the park, having walked down a small embankment to the water’s edge. The shadows cast due to the lowering Sun made me understand the meaning of “purple mountains majesty.” The quiet was interrupted only by the occasional car on the Going to the Sun Road, and the chatter of a raven in the tree tops, which seemed to be my constant companion on this trip. The water was cold, clear, and almost still. Beneath my feet was not the sand I expected, but small pebbles of grey, blue, pink, cream, and white, that were flat with rounded edges.
Imagine the constant, unrelenting force that turned mountains into pebbles.
Last picture of the trip. Time to hit the road, Honeybump.
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