Saturday, June 29, 2013

Today's Place to Daydream about: Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is 16,000 square miles (41,000 sq km ) of mountains, meadows and lakes on the Continental Divide, a breathtaking landscape so remote it is sometimes lonely even in our crowded age.

Home to bighorn sheep, mountain goats, grizzly bears, golden eagles, Canadian lynx, wolverines, and many other beasts and birds.

There are 700 miles of trails, some of which are only open for a few weeks at the height of summer and take you to rugged slopes high above the lakes and lodges.

Winter snows are so deep that sometimes it takes months just to plow the roads in spring, and you are advised to check the park's web site to find out what is open before you go, no matter what the season.

I haven't been to the Rockies in twenty years, and I am wishing today that I were there.

1 comment:

Thomas said...

The best place to be licked by a mountain goat. Not much salt at that altitude, and they don't have any predators (few can chase them where they can go) so they are brave and walk right up to hikers to like sweat off of them.

For some reason, I think I've made this comment before on your site...