Saturday, August 6, 2011

Aunt Annie's Visit and Glacier National Park

Aunt Annie came to visit for a whole week! We tubed the Clark Fork River, and Aunt Annie was shocked by the chilly waters of Montana. (Not that any of us disagreed with her.) We also went to the top of the neighboring ski hill, Snowbowl, for some pizza and a chairlift ride. On a local hike, we encountered a rushing herd of sheep. Sheep are trained to eat weeds and roam around the local hills. They are noisy, baaing creatures who made the hike a bit interesting. But the highlight of the trip was a camping trip at Two Medicine in Glacier National Park. It has to be one of the most majestic parks in America. We took a ride on a 100 year old boat through Two Medicine Lake, hiked the Continental Divide Trail and hiked to Twin Falls, Upper Two Medicine Lake and around Logan Pass. The wildflowers were in full bloom, snow still graced many peaks, and we had perfect weather. We saw some marmots, and a moose with a full rack bathing itself. The boys fished with little luck - Brian got a few trout and Jake was skunked. He struggled with the concept of not catching anything after a string of successful fishing excursions. We were glad Aunt Annie came and that we made it up to Glacier with her. Come again soon!

1 comment:

Rachael said...

The park looks great,also seems like you have some hot weather too? I'm just back from the UK where it was very wet, seems like it's been wet in the Netherlands too. I will post some UK shots at some point this week. Strange as I am in the house on my own for a few days as I've got to be in school, all too quiet for me!