Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Friday, 26 June 2009

Dori and I slept in this morning. We started with some photography around Swiftcurrent Lake in the Many Glacier region. We decided that we would go to St. Mary and try to go up Going-to-the-Sun Road. Just outside of the park we saw a pair of Eagles, I believe one adult and one sub-adult.

The Going-to-the-Sun Road was open and we headed to Logan Pass. This was the first day that it was open. Unfortunately, it was cloudy, windy, and cold, at least for us Arizonans. We hiked a little way out on the Hidden Lake Overlook trail but turned back because we did not have the right gear for the snow bound trail. We headed on down toward West Glacier. There were some beautiful views, but no wildlife sightings of interest.

On the way back up the mountain, just below Logan Pass we did get to see a goat up close. It was out on the road licking salt. Then just over the pass we saw several goats with kids up the mountain side, and then came three bighorn rams.

On down the mountain we found four more bighorn rams, thanks to a bird that may have been a ptarmigan. We saw it and had to turn around to photograph it, when I spied the bighorns, by time we were finished with the bighorns, it was gone.

Continuing on to St. Mary we came on a small bear jam for a black bear with a beautiful yearling cinnamon cub. That was it for animals today.

It is still wild seeing it so light at 10:00pm.

I hope to see you under the Western Skies.

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