glacier national park

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Along the way to the interior of Alaska we took a 3 day side trip to Haines with a one day fast-catamaran trip to Juneau. After we left the area, I realized we didn’t take any pictures in Haines. I guess the fact that it rained the entire time might have something to do with it! We did, however, take some pictures of wildlife from the Haines Highway, wildlife from the boat and a few sights in Juneau.

Mama and cubs next to the road

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Our ride to Juneau   How the other half travels!

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Eldred Rock Lighthouse is for sale if you really want to get away from it all!

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Juneau

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Kayakers by the glacier

Nugget Falls next to the glacier

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Predator  Potential dinner

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A harbor in Juneau  Cold wet day to be fishing!

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Humpback whales “bubble-net fishing”.

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Sea Lions  Harbor Seals

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Lazy bears by the side of the road.DSC_0729

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Montana, Big Sky Country they call it. I would add “Big Mountains, Big Rivers, Big Lakes, Big Waterfalls, and Big Snow” to the list. As I said of South Dakota, the winters would not be for me but I could happily roam about this state during the summers. Pictures and movies absolutely do not do this state justice.

Our first camp site on top of Mac Donald Pass west of Helena.

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The view on the other side of the trees.

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We spent three nights base-camped at Bowman Lake in Glacier National Park. If you ever get the chance to go to Glacier National Park, GO, it’s absolutely amazing!

Bowman Lake

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We hiked the Numa Ridge Lookout Trail which originates at the lake. 7100′ final altitude, 2936′ of gain in 5.9 miles.

The view from the top. The trail starts at the far end of the lake midpoint on the shore.

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The “Road to the Sun” had just opened July 3rd, and they still had to plow snow to open it!

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Pamala being Pamala

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A few critters in the park. (we realized we didn’t have a big enough lens and have since rectified that)

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I want one of these buses to make into a camper! They were built by the White Motor Company in the 1930’s and have been refurbished by Ford.

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