Let’s take a break from writing today and re-visit nature.
Charlie and I recently spent ten days in Montana visiting relatives and boy was there a lot to see! We went to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, hiked a few trails, drove up and across the Beartooth Highway (elev at summit 10, 947 feet) and the Going to the Sun Road (in Glacier NP-6,646 feet), and crossed the Continental Divide. (Some people may tell you I kept my eyes closed when the roads got narrow and the cliffs steep–I can neither confirm nor deny that.)
There were so many mountains and so many different types, all shapes and sizes. The included photos are only a small sample of our experiences–I wish I had room to post all of them!
We saw bison, pronghorn antelope, big-horn sheep, mule deer, white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, bald eagles, elk, magpies (lots of magpies!) and a couple of new-to-me ducks. (If anyone can tell me what kind of ducks [see photos], I would be grateful).
The two critters I didn’t get to see–much to my disappointment since the locals had reported seeing several of both–were grizzlies and moose. Okay…maybe next time.
Take a look at some of the landscapes and you’ll soon see why this is called Big Sky Country. Montana brings a whole new meaning to the word AWESOME.
Our hosts were wonderful and generous and, as much as I’m not too crazy about flying these days, I can’t wait to go back.