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Glacier park Montana/yellowstone
« on: October 27, 2018, 11:03:35 AM »
Had a busy summer this year. Sorry so slow in posting.
Oldest daughter and family invited me to tag along on their out west travels this year.
I flew into Kalispell Montana, pickup a rental car, drove around checking the area out. went up to whitefish lake and drove to the top of the mountain range above it. Found a nice little motel for the night in Columbia falls called Glacier Inn, Mom and Pops owned, great price, highly recommend.
Daughter & family arrived the next evening in the thirty something foot 5th wheel, house on wheels. We stayed in a campground just outside the West Glacier entrance for the next week. Had a great time hiking and exploring. Great views. 1st long hike was East Glacier park, we parked at Many Glacier Chalet and hike a total 12 miles up to Grinnell Glacier.





























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Re: Glacier park Montana/yellowstone
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2018, 11:08:12 AM »
Outstanding pics.  I would've liked crampons and an ice axe on that one traverse.
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Re: Glacier park Montana/yellowstone
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2018, 04:53:31 PM »
Awesome pictures, Spyder1958

I did a three-day backpack in that area that ended at Many Glacier.  So I really enjoyed your pictures.

It's great that you took the time to see the glaciers, as they are retreating rapidly.  Did you get a chance to step onto the glacier?

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Re: Glacier park Montana/yellowstone
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2018, 06:26:52 PM »
Is Bird Woman Falls still 'falling' or have the glaciers and snow retreated so much that it no longer exists?   I'll bet you didn't pull that big fifth-wheeler over the Going to the Sun Highway.....I recall seeing aluminum-bearing rocks projecting from the inside corners of that narrow passage! :lol:

Fantastic pics Spyder.....brings back a lot of great memories! :thumbsup:
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Re: Glacier park Montana/yellowstone
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2018, 07:38:44 AM »
Outstanding pics.  I would've liked crampons and an ice axe on that one traverse.

Son inlaw said same thing T, Grandson just laugh, told him he's getting old
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Re: Glacier park Montana/yellowstone
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2018, 07:47:59 AM »
Awesome pictures, Spyder1958

I did a three-day backpack in that area that ended at Many Glacier.  So I really enjoyed your pictures.

It's great that you took the time to see the glaciers, as they are retreating rapidly.  Did you get a chance to step onto the glacier?

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No I didn't cross the last snow bridge that the grandson & son In-law did to get to Grinnell. They had the trail closed past the falls to get to it.
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Re: Glacier park Montana/yellowstone
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2018, 07:53:50 AM »
Is Bird Woman Falls still 'falling' or have the glaciers and snow retreated so much that it no longer exists?   I'll bet you didn't pull that big fifth-wheeler over the Going to the Sun Highway.....I recall seeing aluminum-bearing rocks projecting from the inside corners of that narrow passage! :lol:

Fantastic pics Spyder.....brings back a lot of great memories! :thumbsup:

She's still flowing strong Craig, I should have photo, I'll post.
No, Camper stayed in camp ground, LOL, I seen plenty of people stopped an wait till on coming cars passed before those tight spots.

Here's Bird women falls, photo taken when we hiked from Logan's pass to Chalet and down back side.
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Re: Glacier park Montana/yellowstone
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2018, 08:45:00 AM »


another bird women falls, not the best photo's , I only had my phone, I forgot to pack the go-pro and my good camera  :shrug:
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Re: Glacier park Montana/yellowstone
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2018, 10:47:30 AM »
You've effectively whetted our appetites for another trip up there. :drool: :drool:    Last couple of times we were up there we viewed the scenery through the panoramic windshields of a VW Campmobile & the '73 Ford E-100 van, but this time we'll enjoy even more unrestricted views from atop the H-D TriGlide.:banana::banana:
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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2018, 03:11:40 PM »
A solo hike, got a little nervous, hiking up to lake Marion, was told by local, the cutthroat trout fishing was real good. the trail became over grown, twisting up the mountain. decided to turn around. did catch two below a small falls on the creek.










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Re: Glacier park Montana/yellowstone
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2018, 05:31:40 PM »
Lots of great photos in this one.  That place, where you went fishing, has Grizzly Bear country written all over it.  Looks like a wonderful trip.
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Re: Glacier park Montana/yellowstone
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2018, 06:04:49 PM »
Started at Logan's pass, hike to Granite Park Chalet, then down to the loop parking lot.































































Looking Back to Logans pass from Chalet


Four more miles to Loop all down hill




Swift current mountain lookout




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Re: Glacier park Montana/yellowstone
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2018, 06:54:46 PM »
Great pics and landscapes Spyder. Looks like you got some good exercise in. One of these days I'll make it out west. Pretty cool seeing you traverse in snow with a short sleeve shirt on.

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« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2018, 10:32:58 PM »
All I can think of is.......WOW! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2018, 05:17:30 AM »
We loved the spectacular hiking around that area.

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Re: Glacier park Montana/yellowstone
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2018, 06:35:13 AM »
Great pics and trip!  I can't wait to get up there sometime.  That looked like a lot of fun.  Glad you made it happen. 
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« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2018, 05:07:53 PM »
We loved the spectacular hiking around that area.

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Re: Glacier park Montana/yellowstone
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2018, 05:39:52 AM »
Fantastic pictures!  Looks like a great trip.

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« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2018, 05:01:54 AM »
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« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2018, 01:10:36 AM »
Breathtaking!  Looks like it was an awesome trip. 8)

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« Reply #20 on: Today at 07:37:55 AM »
A fantastic post :)
Some of the best pics iv'e seen of the area...well done Spyderman...woods
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« Reply #21 on: Today at 07:50:35 AM »
A fantastic post :)
Some of the best pics iv'e seen of the area...well done Spyderman...woods

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« Reply #22 on: Today at 07:54:06 AM »
Great photos of the area is right. 

Woods is really back?  How much better can the day get? 
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« Reply #23 on: Today at 08:30:36 AM »
A fantastic post :)
Some of the best pics iv'e seen of the area...well done Spyderman...woods

Where in the heck have YOU been......did ya' lose your compass? :shrug: :cheers:
....got my compass...just don't know how ta use the dang thing!!! ???
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« Reply #24 on: Today at 08:33:19 AM »
Great photos of the area is right. 

Woods is really back?  How much better can the day get?
verily verily some awesome awesome pics.....thanks amigo!...appreciate the warm welcome...made my day! :thumbsup:...woods
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« Reply #25 on: Today at 01:29:34 PM »
Thanks Woods, sure is great to see you back. Hope you had a good season packing in & out. Thought about you while I was treaking around in them Montana hills.
Hope to get back up that way real soon.
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« Reply #26 on: Today at 02:08:18 PM »
How did I miss this earlier?!?! Wow, Spyder. Just wow! Great pics!

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