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Our Beautiful Country

Updated: Oct 25, 2021



Photographing on the back of the motorcycle was a challenge, but fun.


Settlers cabin at Capital Reef Utah


Juniper Berries




The last place I left you at was we were heading to Montana! I LOVE MONTANA!!

Glacier National Park is my #1 I can't get enough of this place. Unfortunately the wild fires in the west created a smoke sky that made it very difficult to see the mountains and breath while out doors. We still made the best of it. Every time I go to Glacier NP I learn more and I like sharing it with you. This was my second time there and not my last.

Now Glacier NP has a podcast on YouTube https://youtu.be/sz9Ec04KK-c here is a link that will get you there. While I was listening to the pod cast they spoke about Ben Cosgrove listen to him here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJAT7huyaeQ I found some new music for my spa room.

I also subscribed to Glacier Book Club and Glacier NP Conservancy. This keeps me up to date on what is going on in the park now and history of the park. I love the book club because you listen to the authors of the book describe what influenced them. I just purchased Blackfeet Tales of Glacier NP by James Willard Schultz.

What we never learned in school..... The Indian Nations I will continue my blogs to go into this in more depth because there is just so much to tell you about. Here is some of the Historical marker on Highway 2 from Glacier NP heading East on the Lewis and Clark Trail https://www.nps.gov/lecl/index.htm Check it out.

As we were driving along and I had cell service to pass the time I would look for the Historic markers and see what it was and googled it. These were just a few that we saw

Bankers Masacar https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/baker-massacre-tragedy-remembered-150-years-later/article_10ef3d4b-5b0f-590b-9d5e-e49f74c1fc53.html


https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soldiers-massacre-the-wrong-camp-of-indians


The Battle of Bear Paw Chinook https://www.nps.gov/nepe/planyourvisit/bear-paw-battlefield.htm


There are also markers explaining the land and the mountains like Sweet Grass Hills

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_Grass_Hills


I picked up a copy of Glacier Journal to read while I was resting from a day of hiking. Get your copy here https://flatheadbeacon.com/section/glacier-journal/ and stay connected.


Our National Parks have so much to offer I am obsessed with Glacier I know but your park will connect with you in the same way. Whether you visit the park in person or virtual from home I urge you to explore!



How Many Big Horn Sheep do you see? If you send me the right answer you win a prize!


Here is the same group grazing.




Wildflower slide show


Smoke from the fires. Very thick and hard to breath.


Weeping Wall https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weeping_Wall_(Montana) Thankful it was later in the season and the flow of water was not in full force.


Going-to-the-sun road https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Going-to-the-Sun_Road


From this view the horizontal line on your right is Going-to-the-sun road.


Momma & Baby Mountain Goat


This goat is people watching and they don't even know it....LOL Take time to STOP_LOOK_LISTEN_and take in all that is around you.


Avalanche Lake


Goldeneye Hooded Merganser


All the trees that are down are from avalanches.


Lake McDonald from Apgar Village



This points to the mountains in the picture above to tell you what mountains you are looking at. This view is from Apgar Village.


As I go through my photos I will add more to my site. I hope this inspires you to explore.


Peace , Love & Explore

Donna


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