Friday, September 18, 2015

Waterton Peace Park

We only spent a few hours in Waterton on our way up to Calgary.    We approached from the east and the mountains come right up without the foothills we are used to 

Waterton Lake

Cameron Lake

Many Glacier

Many Glacier is my favorite section of Glacier National Park.  We spent 2 nights at the Many Glacier Hotel and loved every minute.  The scenery is spectacular and the wildlife viewing is very convenient to the hotel.  In fact we could sit on our balcony or in the hotel and watch the bears, bighorn sheep and mountain goats feeding on the hill.  

We ran across these black bears driving through the valley

We also saw this mama and baby grizzlies.  They were way up the hill but my big zoom manamged to capture them.  

Here is the lakeside view of the hotel.  

This is the view from our room.  

Here I am emjoyig a glass of wine while watching yet another grizzly, bighorn sheep and mountain goats up on the hill.  We had to sue binoculars to see them.  It was cold but we didn't let that stop our fun.  

Earlier in the day we took the lake boat tour which included 2 lakes with a brief hike between the lakes.  Below is the 2nd boat on Josephine Lake.  From this lake we set off on a hike to Grinnel Lake below the Grinnell Glacier.

The falls coming from the glacier.  

Crossing the suspension bridge over a creek.

Here we are in the hail at the lake.  See the falls behind us?

Autumn is really showing her colors.

When we returned to the boat dock this guy was there to greet us.  

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Going to the Sun

We always enjoy the "Going to the Sun Road, which goes West/East through Glacier National Park.  Here are some phots we took along the way.    We went on the road twice this time. Once on the Big Red Bus tour which we took right from the Lake McDonald Lodge where we were staying. 

And so it begins.....

Bend Oregon was our first stop.  We enjoyed lots of good beer, a nice hike and of course a stop at Stich'n Post for some fabric shopping.  (shopping was successfull)

We hiked Jack's Creek headwaters trail.  It was short, relatively flat and very dusty.  The headwaters are a springcoming out right below a tree.  It was very nice.  

We especially enjoy Deshutes Brewery.  If you happen to be in bend be sure and stop by Deshutes for some brews and the 21 day dry aged rib eye steak.  Yummy!!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Testing 123

We are about to take another trip.  Thinking about using this blog again.  This is a test to see how easy it is to use the ipad to create a post.