Saturday, September 24, 2011

Glacier National Park, Montana
Friday, September 2nd, 2011

I got up early on Friday hoping that the weather would cooperate and I could capture a sunrise from the Aspenwood Resort where we were staying.  To the west it looked like some storm clouds were moving towards us.
Storm Clouds moving in

I got some nice morning twilight shots of some of the horses.

Morning Twilight with the Horses at the Aspenwood Resort

Just as the sun started to rise, the rain started falling.

Sun starting to rise just as the rain started to fall

So we started our drive back towards the West side of Glacier National Park.  The state of Montana has five times as many cows as it has humans.  Therefore scenes like this are pretty common when driving around.

Cows in the Road

This one just didn't want to move out of the way

One thing about having perfect weather is that you don't get to experience the awesomeness of storms rolling in over the mountains.  There was no lack of awesomeness this morning!

For our drive west, we decide to hug the southern boarder of Glacier National Park along Hwy 2.  We made several short stops along the way.

I don't remember what this was all about, but I took a photo of course!

This was called "Goat Lick"
Apparently the rocks release minerals that the goats like to lick.
However, we did not see any Goats here.

The Izaak Walton Hotel.
Neat place, but too expensive for us to consider staying

At the Izaak Walton Inn, they also converted a number of railroad cars into little cabins

A few more roadside views we stopped to check out

Coming up Tomorrow:
Polebridge, Bowman Lake, and Lower Quartz Lake

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