Glacier National Park, Part I

25 thoughts on “Glacier National Park, Part I”

  1. That shot of the bear cubs is so cute. I just bought a neutral density filter myself but haven’t had a chance to try it out. I love the effect. Looking forward to more hiking photos 🙂

    1. I really like the ND filter and knew Glacier would be a great place to use it, but I bought a really strong one (10-stops) and as you can see in the picture it’s really washing out the colors. I had to do a lot of work on the photo to get the trees to look green. So I’ve still got some learning to do! We’ve done a few other hikes besides the Avalanche trail, but nothing worth putting on the blog. But we’re going to be on the east side of the park soon and the hiking over there looks amazing so there will be lots of pictures from over there!

  2. What an awesome find! Those bear cubs are so cute:) We’ve seen lots of cubs in our various visits to Yellowstone but never climbing…very cool!

    Your new camera toy did a super job on those rapids. Beautiful photos:) I am now more excited than ever to get to Glacier. We are still aiming for mid August if not before. We did a little detour as we were driving north in Michigan toward the UP. John explains it nicely in the blog. But we aren’t planning many stops except for rest as we move. Looking forward to catching you guys:) Hope all works out.

    1. We also saw the little cubs swimming/playing in the river but they were too far away by then to get a good shot. They are simply adorable – hard to believe how big they will eventually get! Yes I hope it works out for us to meet also! We’re supposed to go to Banff on Saturday for a 8 days before heading back down to Waterton and the east side of Glacier, but we’re keeping an eye on the wildfire in Banff. If anything changes I’ll let you know but hopefully we will be there at the same time.

  3. Glad you found the place in Polebridge, that’s a fun spot. When you get to the east side don’t miss hiking the Grinnel Glacier trail. Iceberg Lake is really nice as well

    1. Yes Polebridge is a super cool place! We may have to go again before we leave. Thanks for the tips on the east side – we’re looking forward to exploring that side of the park.

      1. Oh, well, if you are still there you shouldn’t miss the hike to Sperry Chalet. Its a bit long but worth it, great views down to Lake McDonald from the chalet that you can enjoy while having some pie and coffee. The real payoff though is to go on past the chalet for a half mile or so to the top of Lincoln Pass, you’ll get amazing views to the south that you won’t see anywhere else.

  4. Fantastic first week you have had! When is your last day? Maybe we will make another run into the park soon…

  5. Jennifer, as I decide where to go next, I just look to your blog. I think I will copy your travels. The good news is I won’t have to take pictures since yours are so great, I am currently outside of Jackson, WY camping on the Hoback River.

  6. Twice we have been scheduled to go to Glacier and both times had to cancel due to some family issues. We are hoping to make it next year. Jennifer, your photos are just stunning. Love the image taken with your ND filter.

  7. Can’t beat that happy hour view. Glad you are having such a great time. Glacier is one of my top National Parks. Next year, come see Acadia NP – one of my other top faves.

  8. Jennifer, these are absolutely amazing photos! You are such a great photographer and capture the true essence of this place. I’m so glad to have met you and Deas – will be following your journey from here on out and hope our paths cross again 🙂

  9. We are SO excited to have found your blog. I just happened upon it during my research for our upcoming trip to Glacier. THANKS!!

    We will be there in late September and are making our campsite decisions now. We tow an Airstream trailer and blog at if you want to check us out.

    Happy Trails to you…
    Becky and Bob

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