Thursday, July 7, 2011

A summer trip...

Vacations have to be planned. It is a thought after every trip but nothing comes out of it. This trip was no different but nothing went bad really just that we had more than a fair share of unexpected hiking thrown in.

It is one of those places that is beautiful and stunning any which way you look including the small towns around the park that host most of the tourists. But unlike some of the National Parks we have visited which can be viewed mostly by driving and hiking is an optional activity, here it is a must if you want take in those stunning vistas.

What would have been a 38 mile car drive to reach from one end of the park to another became a 300 mile round trip as part of the mountain road was till covered by snow. The road we were told is cleared usually by the end of July.

Mountains, waterfalls, lakes, rivers

For those who do not want to hike there is the red bus,

Then there are the elusive crowd pleasers,

Then there are those beautiful wild flowers.

Where do you find these and much more?


  1. thanks for sharing such nice pics,.

  2. wow, those pictures are breath-taking and this is one of the national parks, I have to go someday :)

  3. People say by 2020 the Glaciers in the park are all going to be gone but I did not see them about 4 yaers ago when I went. Thanks to GLOBAL WARMING...
    "Going to the Sun Road" was great but not so great. Luckily the road was not shut so we could make it in a day.
    Beautiful Pics and hope you had a nice time.

  4. Cilantro, true of the 650 glaciers only 25 remain I remember reading. I did not see any glaciers either. We were shown the Jackson Glacier but it was covered with snow.

    We had a great time.

  5. Nice shots...beautiful pics.....Hope u had a wonderful time.


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