We started with a hike to Avalanche Gorge, although Left Brain would say this was not a hike, it is a leisurely stroll through the woods with stops every few feet for a photo. I did invite him "to take a hike" if this wasn't enough for him.
Nothing sets the mood of hiking...er, excuse me...strolling through Glacier National Park than the sign warning you about the grizzly bears. Hey, we're armed. I have a camera and some water...we're good.
The first thing I noticed was these cool mushrooms, I just had to stop for these beauties.
Then it was the moss on the rocky cliffs surrounding us. The green is vibrant and makes you just want to roll naked through it, but Left Brain restrained me just in time.
It was nice to see the sun peeking through the canopy of western and red cedar trees along the way.
There were some huge trees uprooted along the way.
Here is a glimpse of Avalance Gorge at the turning point of the hike/stroll.
After our jaunt through the woods we took a drive to the upper limits for a view of what it looked like with sun.
Here are some shots to let you see how twisty, narrow and rocky this road is.
|The guard rail around the corner is a short wall of rock...but it's okay as nobody is going very fast.|
|Look carefully at the "ledge" and you'll see the cars. Not much of a guard rail there to block the view.|
There was a black bear across the river, but with the distance the photo isn't very good. But it was a neat ending to the day.
It was a picture perfect day and temperatures in the low 70's, if they could only all be like this. But the nighttime low temps do make the cats look for a lap at night, so that's nice also.
Long Live the Queen of Slow Hiking