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Glacier National Park

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Logan’s Pass at Sunrise. Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

I have been struggling with writing this post. The whole time we were in Glacier, for eleven days, I pondered about what to say about Glacier National Park. Several people I know, friends and family, who have visited this park say it’s their favorite.

I can imagine that during the summer the scenery must be stunning. However, for our trip, I guess we had just too much weather. Just about every other morning was cloudy, most days would break, but not for very long. A lot of evenings were cloudy as well.


Lake MacDonald near Apgar Village at Sunrise. Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

When you do a lot of sunrise photography, it is a real bummer. We kept going out the morning after morning. The days when the weather was wet, rainy, and windy we visited the far corners of the park including Two Medicine and Many Glaciers.

I will say Glacier National Park has the clearest water I’ve ever seen. River, lake, stream, everywhere we went, the water was pristine.


Lake MacDonald. Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

When the weather in the later morning/early afternoon was better we did hikes. But the fog and the mist meant viability of just a few feet in front of you and no real opportunity for photos.


Andi on the Hidden Lake Trail above Logan’s Pass.

Glacier is one of the best parks for star photography, but not when there is cloud cover and we attempted several nights before getting a break one night. It wasn’t great for Milky Way because the moon was too bright, but we could see the potential for some really awesome shots. We didn’t get any. (This time.)


Avalanche Creek Gorge. Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

But every trip up to Logan’s Pass was 90 minutes long, following people who really don’t know how to drive in the mountains, and that got tiring after six or seven days.


Wild Goose Island on St. Mary’s Lake. Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

All this to say, I think we will have to come back, maybe a different time of year to really appreciate why people love it so much.


Red Rock Point, MacDonald Creek. Photo credit: Sel & Poivre Photography

Despite everything, Mr. Misadventures took some gorgeous shots, most I can’t share here because when I reduce the panoramics in width, they become too small to see. 

How about you? Have you been to Glacier National Park? What was your favorite thing about the park?

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