Glacier National Park, Montana and Waterton Park, Alberta, CANADA (Landscape Photography)

Getting to Glacier required 4 days of driving, via Madison, Minneapolis, Fargo, Bismarck, Medora, Glasgow, and Coram. We stayed in a cozy 1930s little cabin in Coram, near Glacier Distillery, West Glacier, and Whitefish (which we adored so much we started looking at real estate on Zillow). I’ve wanted to make the trek to Glacier for a long, long time. And it most certainly didn’t disappoint! (You may also view other images from this majestic place in my previous post that includes pictures of my family in all three parks.)

People: the glaciers inside this national park will be GONE by 2025.

GONE.

While the parkland will still be magnificent and snowy without real “Glaciers,” I still find it heartbreaking that this inevitability exists. They are melting at an alarming rate in Glacier, specifically, for some reason. (When we were there, in early July, it was 95+ degrees! In Northern Montana!)

If you have a chance to visit this park…please go. It will just blow you away, and more likely than not, make you care more than you already do about taking good care of this beautiful world in which we live.

Glacier National Park, near Sprague Creek, west entrance (Nikon D700, 24-70mm/f2.8)
Glacier National Park, near Weeping Wall, Going to the Sun Road (Nikon D700, 24-70mm/f2.8)
Glacier National Park, near Weeping Wall, Going to the Sun Road (Nikon D700, 24-70mm/f2.8)
Glacier National Park, near Many Glacier Lodge, Many Glacier entrance (Nikon D700, 24-70mm/f2.8)

We crossed the US border into Canada for one night to experience the other half of the world’s first International Peace Park, in Waterton Park, Alberta. As shown on my Instagram account in additional images (see embedded, below), it was a magical place filled with wildlife, stunning lake views, and sunbathing boat tour guides. 🙂

Waterton Lake, inside Waterton Park, Alberta, Canada; World’s 1st International Peace Park, north of Glacier National Park (Nikon D700, 24-70mm/f2.8)
US Port of Entry on Waterton Lake, inside the Glacier-Waterton International Peace Park (Nikon D700, 24-70mm/f2.8)

 

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