Monday, August 13, 2007

Wildlife in their habitat

On any given day, unique wildlife experiences can be had anywhere in Glacier National Park. On the other hand, you could miss seeing any of the more “exotic” creatures like Bears, Mountain Goats or Big Horn Sheep just by virtue of bad timing. The problem is they will usually see you coming before you see them and most critters will avoid making your acquaintance.

One way to be sure of seeing some creatures that are not afraid to show themselves is to park your car at the Logan Pass lot and head up the hill for the Hidden Lake hike. This is a pleasant hike where 90% of it is “paved” with a well-maintained boardwalk.

You can almost always count on seeing plenty of Big Horn Sheep and mountain goats are everywhere. The goats have no fear of people and will walk past you or share the view from the overlook as pictured above with a mama and her kid.

These pictures were taken just two weeks ago in the Hidden Lake trail. Note that as hot as it has been (July set a record as the hottest Montana July on record), there is still snow & ice in many parts of the park.
We are heading back to Glacier later this week and hope to have some great pictures and wonderful tales to share with you in my next post. Until then, stay safe and enjoy life!

2 comments:

Kathy N said...

I just found your blog. I loved reading your comments on a place dear to our hearts. Glacier is our favorite vacation destination in the late spring when we take our RV out. This was the first year in 4 that we didn't make it there (had to visit relatives in Texas instead). And we missed it.

Montana Tom said...

Kathy:

Thank you for taking the time to comment, you and I agree on Glacier being a "favorite destination". Our family lives here and I try to make it to Glacier every chance I get. It is something you just can't get tired of seeing.

Now... to pass up Glacier Park for a trip to Texas... you may want to reevaluate your priorities :-)