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~Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion

The Daily Post – Photo Challenge –¬†Week of April 24, 2015 –¬†“Motion.”

In Rocky Mountain National Park
In Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado).
Annie, running in the pasture.
Annie, running in the pasture (Mississippi).
"This feels so good" Hot Rod rolling in the grass.
“This feels so good” Hot Rod rolling in the grass (Mississippi).
Coming in for a landing!
Coming in for a landing (Florida).
Fiesty Female  Wild Turkey
Fiesty Female Wild Turkey (Florida).
Snowing
Snowing (Colorado).
"Come soar with me!"
“Come soar with me!” Florida
Soaring
Osprey (Florida).
Over it goes (Montana).
Canada Goose, over the falls (Montana).

~A hike to Avalanche Lake~

Avalanche Lake
Avalanche Lake

We spent our last day visiting Glacier National Park hiking along Avalanche Creek to Avalanche Lake. It is a gorgeous, gorgeous area filled with Red Cedar, Black Cottonwood, Hemlock trees and much more. Some of these trees can live to be a 1000 years old. One can not walk among them without being in awe of their beauty and feeling their strength.

 

Sights from our hike…

Avalanche Creek
A canyon of red argillite rock
Red Berries
Red Berries along the trail.
Trail to Avalanche Lake
Moss covered forest floor
Nursery Tree
Nursery Tree
Water, the gift of life
Water, the gift of life

 

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Tall, strong, beautiful trees

Mountains surrouding Avalanche Lake
Beautiful mountains surround Avalanche Lake

Avalanche lake sits at the base of 8694-foot Bearhat Mountain, which rises almost 4800 feet above the lake towards the northeast. The mountain dominating the view towards the south is 7886-foot Little Matterhorn. If you look closely at the cliffs and mountains that surround the lake you’ll notice several long waterfalls cascading hundreds of feet as they make their way towards the lake. (info taken from the web)

 

Avalanche Lake
Three Waterfalls
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Bearhat Mountain
Avalanche!
Avalanche! Named for the numerous avalanches that roar down the surrounding mountains in the spring!

In the morning we head home. We leave Glacier with sadness, happy hearts and fond memories. Will we return? You bet!

 

~A Mossy kind of Day~

Two hikes today, John’s Lake and Trail of the Cedar’s. These two areas are spectacular!! If you ever visit Glacier, these two hikes are a must!

Beautiful clouds this morning over McDonald Lake
Beautiful clouds this morning over McDonald Lake
Lake McDonald
Lake McDonald
John's Lake
John’s Lake
John's Lake
John’s Lake
Lily Pads on John's Lake
Lily Pads on John’s Lake
A Spiker's Web we Weave
A Spider’s Web we Weave

 

Moss covered fallen tree
Moss covered fallen tree
Moss Rock
Moss Rock
Moss covered Red Cypress Tree
Moss covered Red Cypress Tree
Cedar's Trail
Trail of the Cedar’s

 

Tomorrow is our last day in Glacier National Park. We plan to go on a hike to Glacier Lake. It has been a wonderful week; experiences we will treasure the rest of our lives.

~A bride in a creek, a couple resting and a creek flowing into a lake~

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You never know what you will see when you happen to look down!

As we were walking across a bridge over McDonald Creek today in Glacier National Park, we saw¬†a most usual sight. A bride laying in the water! I only took this one photo of her and I hope she didn’t care.

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`A new stage in life begins…

A Bride in a Creek
A Bride in a Creek

`A pair for¬†life…

A Couple Resting
A Couple Resting

`The flow of life…

McDonald Creek flowing into McDonald Lake
McDonald Creek flowing into McDonald Lake

McDonald Creek with the bridge in the distance

McDonald Creek
McDonald Creek

McDonald Lake on a cloudy day

McDonald Lake
McDonald Lake

 

A day, in our life, spent in Glacier!

~A funky town, a Blackfoot Warrior, Running Eagle Falls and a place called Two Medicine ~

Today we drove from West Glacier to the East entrance of Glacier National Park. Our destination, the Two Medicine area.

Along with today’s photos are a few taken yesterday as we drove¬†Going-to-the-Sun Road.

Columbian Ground Squirrel Glacier National  Park
Columbian Ground Squirrel
Glacier National Park (West Entrance)
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Alpine Flowers – Glacier National Park (West Entrance)
Indian Paintbrush Glacier National Park
Indian Paintbrush
Glacier National Park (West Entrance)

 

Two Medicine, Glacier National Park

The landscape in East Glacier is different from West Glacier. The mountains are mostly bare rock as opposed to being tree covered on the West side. There are lots of Aspen and Cottonwood trees, which must be spectacular in the fall!

This area of Glacier has fewer visitors (which we like), a kind of funky vibe to the town of East Glacier (also which we like), lots of hiking trails, dramatic-shaped mountains, reminding us of Colorado, and numerous glacier fed lakes.  A gorgeous, gorgeous area!

Two Medicine, East Glacier entrance. Two Medicine Lake in the background
Two Medicine Area. Two Medicine Lake in the background. Glacier National Park (East entrance)

 

Info taken from the Wed:

“Two Medicine has become a somewhat off-the-beaten-path discovery for most park visitors. Once discovered however it’s easy to see why many people consider this their favorite part of Glacier National Park.”

Black Cottonwood Tree
Black Cottonwood Tree – Two Medicine area. Glacier National Park (East entrance)
Running Eagle Falls
Running Eagle Falls named after a Blackfoot Warrior in Two Medicine area of Glacier National Park (East entrance)

 

The legion of the falls…¬†Info taken from the web:

“This falls is named after Running Eagle (Pitamakan), a Blackfoot tribeswoman who lived around 1825. As the story goes, she gravitated to the skills of a Blackfoot warrior. She became a great hunter and was incredibly brave in the face of her tribes‚Äô enemies. At one point, Running Eagle was instructed by the village elders to go on a vision quest in order to find her true calling. It is said that she went on this quest near the falls. Running eagle was able to tell of her adventures in the Medicine Lodge ceremonies while also becoming a member of the Braves Society of young warriors. She continued to lead successfully war and hunting parties until she died in a battle against a party of Flatheads near the Sun River.”

“Running Eagle, aka¬†Brown Weasel Woman, was a Blackfoot¬†woman¬†who rescued her father after his horse was shot by an enemy tribe. The name Running Eagle was bestowed upon her for her bravery, and she was invited to join a warrior society, and acted as a female war chief. She was eventually clubbed to death by members of the Flathead Tribe¬†in 1850 when she was caught trying to steal their horses during a battle.”

 

I wish I had more photos, but it began to rain!

I guess you could say we went on our own type of Vision Quest today.