We just returned from 10 days of camping, hiking and kayaking in beautiful Glacier and Waterton National Parks. Our last trip there was a resource mission terribly short and left us longing to return someday to spend some quality time. We finally got it!
Glacier is one of those BIG PARKS with towering mountains, amazing vistas, beautiful waterfalls and mega fauna. Moose, grizzly, big horn sheep, mountain goats, black bear, elk, deer, wolves, red fox, beavers and many more can be seen in both parks. We scoped out a weather window and it worked. Clear warm days with nice evenings, few people and no mesquites well maybe one or two. By next week these parks will be packed with visitors as the season has arrived. And a short season it is. First snowfall can be expected by the end of September or earlier. Even the lodges close the end of September, not to open again until mid-May or June (weather permitting).
We hiked many miles and saw many beautiful sights. Here’s some photos from the trip.