Photos from the Road – Glacier National Park

Continuing the series of posts with photos that were posted to Facebook while I was on the road this summer . . .

After a few wonderful days in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, I head to Glacier National Park in Montana. When I visited the park in late June last year – it was still covered with snow. Going to the Sun Road was closed – and I couldn’t get anywhere near Logan Pass.

What a difference 13 months makes . . . I arrived at Glacier National Park after the historic lastest date for Going to the Sun Road to open. I wanted to do everything I could to increase the chances that I’d actually be able to see the whole park this year. This year – the road through Logan Pass opened sometime in June. By the time I arrived – summer was in full bloom in the park. Without a doubt – Glacier is one of the most beautiful national parks I”ve ever visited.

The combination of lakes and mountains at Glacier are wonderful to photograph.

St. Mary Lake


St. Mary Lake - Glacier National Park© 2012 Patty Hankins

 

Lake McDonald

Lake McDonald - Glacier National Park© 2012 Patty Hankins

 

And the only thing more beautiful than the lakes and mountains were the wildflowers!

Yellow Columbine – aquilegia flavescens

Yellow Columbine - aqulegia flavescens - Glacier National Park© 2012 Patty Hankins

 

Cow Parsnip – heracleum maximum

Cow parsnip - heracleum maximum - Glacier National Park© 2012 Patty Hankins

 

White bog orchid – platanthere dilatata

White Bog Orchid - platanthera dilatata - Glacier National park© 2012 Patty Hankins

 

Sticky Geranium – geranium viscosissimum

Sticky Gernanium - geranium viscosissimum - Glacier National Park© 2012 Patty Hankins

 

Orange Hawkweed

Orange Hawkweed - hieraclum aurantiacum - Glacier National Park© 2012 Patty Hankins

It’s probably not a surprise to anyone – I’m already dreaming of when I can next visit Glacier National Park!

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One Response to “Photos from the Road – Glacier National Park”

  1. Photos from the Road: Yellowstone National Park « Beautiful Flower Pictures Blog: Floral Photography by Patty Hankins Says:

    [...] several days in Glacier National Park, Bill and I headed to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. I had visited Yellowstone last summer [...]


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