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Waterton Glacier Peace Park – Part 2

Leaving Waterton


I just can’t help taking shots of these vast open spaces and majestic mountains uncontaminated with modern agricultural and industrial debris. The feeling of remoteness brings me peace. I could breathe in the beauty forever!






As we were driving on the road heading south through the park one evening, there was a digital sign on the road saying “Slow Down, Foxes on rodeway.”

Sure enough. They were there. One evening we caught this little Red, hurrying home with some dinner. And the next day, this sweetest little gal (I assume) was just waiting to be photographed!


A Tidbit For A Snack.
A Tidbit For A Snack.


Aw, Gee, Thanks!
Aw, Gee, Thanks!


A few last memories of this beautiful Canadian Park before crossing the border again.






Flower Girl Pia
Flower Girl Pia


Back Into Glacier


Many Glacier (A named area of the park) brought many mountains but few glaciers. Most of the glaciers in the park have melted away.  At one point there were 150 named glaciers on the mountains, now there are suppose to be 25 glaciers left…we didn’t see that many. If the current warming trend continues, predictions are that by 2030, there will be zero glaciers left in the park.






Two Medicine road brought us no campsites, but did bring us another Grizzly. This fellow was gently galavanting his way around this lake, until he realized numerous “human creatures” were watching him from above, and then he lit out of there like nobody’s business.


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America’s last really wild creatures. I hope we can find room in our hearts to make room for their habitats.


On that note, we left the park, and  finally found our camping spot, right on top of the Continental Divide, in a sweet little forest service campground.

All of nature is not large and vast.




And some is right under our noses.




Feeling a bit humbled and awed.          ❧


Glacier-Waterton Peace Park – Part 1

8/8/14 – 8/9/14

Mid-day entry into Glacier National Park. Too late for morning sun, and the haze was pretty bad from those devastating fires over west in Washington. But still plenty of gorgeousness and awesomeness along the “Going to the Sun” road. And some beautiful clouds to enjoy too!



As it was the weekend and we couldn’t find any camping inside the park, we just kept going out the east entrance and decided to head up to Waterton National Park, the other half of Glacier-Waterton International Peace Park, the only national park that encompasses two countries, and is looked after jointly by both the American and Canadian National Park Services.

Although we didn’t take any ranger led hikes, there are opportunities to go on hikes that are actually led by both American and Canadian park rangers co-jointly.

We love Canada. And Waterton was just exquisite.



After staying one night in a motel in the quaint little town of Cardston, we found ourselves in the park the next night late in the evening, and of course there was again no camping inside this park either on a weekend, but…being in the cool little Keevan, we silently slid into a parking lot right in the middle of downtown Waterton Village, laid our heads on our pillows and slept soundly, waking early to enjoy the peace and calm of the village before most of the other campers got moving around.

Oh, and while driving into the village at the dusk of evening, we did indeed spot our first Grizzly grubbing around on the hillside. My how beautiful it was.

Next post we meet more Grizzlies….