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An Impromptu Swim – Glacier National Park, Montana (part VII)

Are you sick of reading about Glacier yet? No? Good, because I never really get sick of talking about it. Lucky for me, Pat really wants to go to Glacier and has been enjoying reading these posts and listening to me plan our future trip that’s probably at least 2 years down the road. I… Continue reading An Impromptu Swim – Glacier National Park, Montana (part VII)

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Icebergs and Lakes and Bears, Oh My! – Glacier National Park, Montana (part VI)

As you might guess from the title, this post involves bears. Many of them. In fact, this is the story of the time our plans almost got thwarted by bears twice in one day. In July 2011, three friends and I embarked upon a three-week Canadian Rockies adventure in which we camped our way through… Continue reading Icebergs and Lakes and Bears, Oh My! – Glacier National Park, Montana (part VI)

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The Land of Many Glaciers – Glacier National Park, Montana (part V)

Picking up once again from my last post, we’re going to spend another day exploring Many Glacier! The subject of today’s post is actually one of my very favorite hikes – Grinnell Glacier. In fact, Grinnell Glacier is on my All-time Favorite Hikes list. It also tops my day hikes in Glacier list...which only exists… Continue reading The Land of Many Glaciers – Glacier National Park, Montana (part V)

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Red Rocks and a Moose – Glacier National Park, Montana (part IV)

My last three Glacier posts have all been about the central section of this beautiful National Park, which is traversed by Going-to-the-Sun Road. Aside from this highway, there are only two other accessible entrances into the park (plus a couple much less accessible entrances that require long drives down unpaved roads that usually necessitate four-wheel… Continue reading Red Rocks and a Moose – Glacier National Park, Montana (part IV)

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The Land of Waterfalls – Glacier National Park, Montana (part III)

Last week, I left off at Logan Pass, an absolute highlight of Glacier National Park. Continuing on from here, Going-to-the-Sun Road drops down into the Saint Mary Valley in the eastern half of Glacier. The Saint Mary section of the park is, in my mind, the land of waterfalls. There are still mountains and lakes… Continue reading The Land of Waterfalls – Glacier National Park, Montana (part III)

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Monkey Flowers and Mountain Goats – Glacier National Park, Montana (part II)

When I finished my last post, we were on top of the Continental Divide at Logan Pass in Glacier National Park. Logan Pass is undoubtedly the most-visited area of the park, and one look around makes it clear as to why. Logan Pass is beautiful! To the east, views extend for miles down the St.… Continue reading Monkey Flowers and Mountain Goats – Glacier National Park, Montana (part II)

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Going to the Sun – Glacier National Park, Montana (part I)

Here on Handstands Around the World, I’ve decided to start off 2018 with a saga. The saga of one of my favorite places in the world: Glacier National Park. If you haven’t been to Glacier, it needs to be added to the top of your list. It’s hands-down the most beautiful national park in the… Continue reading Going to the Sun – Glacier National Park, Montana (part I)