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- Swimming pool
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Travel Blogs from West Glacier
... algae, also known as stromatolite. Wait, doesn't algae belong at the bottom of the ocean? Again, tectonic activity is to blame. The same tectonic activity that caused older rock to sit on top of newer rock at the Lewis Overthrust Fault also pushed up algae from the bottom of the ocean to this mountain peak.
As we continued our ascent, we passed by Weeping Wall - a giant rock that hangs over a turn in the road. In the spring and early summer, ...
... the turnoff, we heard what sounded like a rock slide tumbling down the mountain. I was getting ready to duck, when I realized it was a pair of deer coming down the slope. They didn't expect us on the trail, so one of them didn't see us in time and jumped on the trail right in-between us and the people behind us. He (or she) stared at the people as if daring them to get off the trail, then veered off to the side. That was, unfortunately, as close as we've gotten to wildlife ...
... started raining - a gentle but steady mist that lasted about 10 minutes. Before we knew it though, it was over, the dark clouds had moved on farther East, and a beautiful evening unfolded before our eyes.
We were glad for the leisurely second half of the day today, as tomorrow we get up very early to go back to the East side of the park. We cannot leave Glacier without actually seeing a glacier, and that's what's on the agenda for tomorrow.
... as close as you can get to sleeping outside without actually sleeping outside! Try having an authentic experience like that at a hotel - a big reason while I'm such a fan of AirBnB.
It is after 10 pm, and glimmers of daylight are still dancing around the night sky. The temperature is dropping fast - there is a big swing here between the daytime and nighttime temps. The adventure begins tomorrow - I cannot wait to see what this gorgeous place has to offer! ...
... of the new books they had bought on the history of the park.
Meanwhile on the 1.9 each way Avalanche lake trail I was feeling my desk job getting the better of me. The trail had only a 500 ft elevation change however that change happened over a series of 20 (yes I counted) hills which also had downhills on the other side. So you were going up and down a lot. Combined with the altitude I found myself quickly out of breath. But dad kept me ...