Red Meadow Chalet
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... lynx, inhabit the park. Hundreds of species of birds, more than a dozen fish species, and a few reptile and amphibian species have been documented.
We drove about 100 miles (which is a very small part of the entire park), hiked part way around Bowman Lake about 7 miles, but we only saw two young deer during our day and some chipmunks. No lion, tigers or bear!
I have included a few videos to give you a "if you were there" feel.
... was amazing!
Our first wildlife encounter were marmots. After we saw the first one, we started noticing them all over the place.
The 1.5 mile Trail was a mixture of boardwalk, snow, melting snow and dirt. It climbs 500 feet, from an elevation of 6,680 feet at the Visitor Center.
... the "Going to the Sun Road" one more time to get over to the eastern side of the park. We made several stops along the way including a stop at Logan Pass. I had wanted to hike along the Garden Wall trail, but was turned back by a park Ranger at the trailhead. Evidently the trail was still closed, presumably due to the snow at the first section (but it wasn’t nearly as deep as what we encountered on the hike ...
... found on the internet! He wants to do the ride and is looking at picking up a bike for the trip north. I then mentioned it to Walt Rouleau a friend from many Baja adventures. He talks to his wife Tammy and they are in. Lee has Kathy his wife convinced it will be a good time too. My wife Carolyn is all for it.
So the rough itinerary we have worked on to this point where we are starting the first day goes like this. Lee trailers his newly ...
... due to bear activity there. We could see a bear down at the lake but it really just looked like a moving brown dot.
Also, on the trail were many mountain goats eating right off the path. Their horns appeared to be very sharp, but the must be a little used to people because they would not move unless someone got too close. Even though there was still a little snow around, there were many beautiful flowers and waterfalls to see.