Friday, September 25, 2009

GNP

Gross National Product?. . .NO. . .Glacier National Park!


Logan's Pass. Gorgeous yes, but a bugger to get up there. We had been in the car way too long and I was hungry. Let's just say I would have appreciated the view and hikes up here a bit more if someone had a nice bowl of cream of asparagus soup for me up there. Is that too much to ask? With bread and butter please.

We went on a great hike in Glacier. Lily hated the backpack and spent much of the time whining and crying on the way up there. Then, just before we got up to the lake she fell asleep. She was asleep the whole time we were at the lake and then woke up just in time for. . .

. . .BEARS! We saw a mother bear and a baby black bear. I guess that they are rarely seen on this hike because it is a heavily used trail. We ran into a couple from Germany on the trail who said that they had been told there were bears coming up so we kept a sharp eye out and low and behold. . .BEARS. It was so cool. Mostly because the German couple had bear spray and the other couple that caught up to us had a gun so I felt 100% safe. We stopped and watched them for a while and then they slowly crossed RIGHT OVER THE TRAIL! We kept waiting for the screams of people coming up the trail but miraculously no one came up at that time. There was a steady stream of people the whole day, I just couldn't believe that no one came during the bear crossing. All I can say is that I am so fulfilled by seeing a bear in the wild in Montana.






8 comments:

diana said...

WOW, Bears. I'm SO glad Lily AND you guys got to see a real UP CLOSE bear. I honestly don't know how I would have reacted.... most likely freak out and grab my kids, which probably the worst thing you could do. I miss the mountains, the smells....

Beth said...

That is sooo neat. I have always wanted to see a bear in the wild!

Brooke said...

Beautiful pictures, awesome to see a bear!! Looks like great fun :)

Erin H. said...

BEARS!! In MONTANA!!! How awesome is THAT! You weren't lying, kid. That was spectacular.

callie.bottero said...

Incredible!!! What a fantastic vacation!!! Just think... you can't drive there from Maui! :0) I cannot believe you saw bears! That is so awesome. I miss the mountains too... Thanks for posting the great pics! Lily is so big and so cute! xoxo

Claudia said...

Ohhh...I have always wanted to see bears in the wild! Well, black bears. I'm okay with limiting my Grizzly viewing to the Discovery Channel and zoos. Anyway, GNP is now someplace I want to go. Gorgeous! Glad you had a fun time! Meg, it was so great seeing you. Thank you for dragging your family out late at night and WAITING FOREVER for us to get there. You are the best and I miss you more than i can say.

Tami said...

Sounds like you had a great time! We took Andrea to Glazier NP when she was about 18 months old. I can remember how hard it was -- with all the driving. Trying to entertain her in the car for hours at a time, then her falling asleep right when we arrived at a scenic spot! A couple times we took turns running over to see the scenic waterfall or whatever -- while the other sat with sleeping child in the car! Then as soon as we'd start driving again.... she'd wake up! Yikes!!

momwouldgo said...

Sweet...you are quite the traveling team!