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Day 6 – From Glacier National Park to Bonners Ferry, Idaho

October 6, 2008

Today wasn’t a total wash, though it was just as dreary as yesterday. With the weather threatening rain, I decided against any long hikes today. I don’t have much in the way of rain gear, and I can’t risk getting sick while on the road. So, just another quick couple hours on the trails it was, then due West I went.

Photos from the hike:

Is it just me, or does this guy look more like hes dancing than drowning?

Is it just me, or does this guy look more like he's dancing than drowning?

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Day 5 – From Great Falls, MO to Glacier National Park

October 6, 2008

More stuff you don’t see in BG, this was the view outside my car window when I woke up (on the edge of the parking lot at the Flying J Travel center outside of Great Falls):

Morning by the Flying J

Morning by the Flying J

After breakfast, I spent most of the morning in the truckers lounge, sifting through 680 digital photos, cropping, editing, etc. Then it was westward once again. I got to the Saint Mary entrance of Glacier about 3:30, and thankfully the visitor’s center was still open. It turns out the only road through the park is closed for construction 13 miles in (yet another bump on the road due to visiting these parks in the off season), so all I could do today was a short drive to where the road closed and an very short day hike. I didn’t get on the trail until four thirty, and the forecast called for sunset at 7:01, so all I could do was go out an hour and fifteen minutes and come back. Still, it was nice little hike. It’s been dreary and raining most of the day, which is fine for hiking (I actually like a soft rain when hiking through woods), but kind of puts a damper on photographic ambitions. Never the less, I got a few decent exposures today:

The view from Route 89 on the East edge of Glacier National Park

The view from Route 89 on the East edge of Glacier National Park

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