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  •  I'm a Glacier fan over all the rest... (8+ / 0-)

    follow the Park on Facebook and delight in all the gorgeous photos.  Haven't been in 30 years and that needs to be rectified come summer.  Thanks for this group.  I'll be following you with joy.

    •  Glacier is #2 on my list... (9+ / 0-)

      after Grand Teton, followed closely by Yellowstone. Glacier is also a landscape photographer's dreamland. Here's my favorite shot from my Glacier trip in 2009:

      Sunrise at Wild Goose Island Overlook

      "So it was OK to waterboard a guy over 80 times but God forbid the guy who could understand what that prick was saying has a boyfriend."--Jon Stewart

      by craigkg on Sun Feb 13, 2011 at 02:56:10 PM PST

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      •  That is spectacular. (4+ / 0-)
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        It looks unreal.  Which is how I remember Glacier.  And the only reason I love Glacier best is that it seemed to me so much easier to "see" the mountains.  I couldn't see them as easily in Yellowstone or Tetons.  Can't quite explain it, but that is my memory.  

        •  When you get up at 4:30 am for sunrise... (3+ / 0-)
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          you get treated to the most incredible light. In the mountains, you can get a pink glow called alpenglow. After the sun is up, you get the rich, warm light of the sun's first rays that in this case made the rock glow orange. I was also using a filter (called a graduated neutral density filter) that holds back the light on the upper part of the image so the foreground has a similar amount of exposure as the top. I remember standing there as I took the shots looking around thinking "OMG, this is so incredible." I had allotted myself two sunrises here at Wild Goose Island Overlook to try to nail a good picture. This was the first morning I had allotted. To tell you how satisfied I was with this one, for the second morning...I decided to sleep in.

          "So it was OK to waterboard a guy over 80 times but God forbid the guy who could understand what that prick was saying has a boyfriend."--Jon Stewart

          by craigkg on Sun Feb 13, 2011 at 08:22:37 PM PST

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          •  when we camp up above Bishop, CA (2+ / 0-)
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            in the eastern Sierras we get a similar effect on the other side of the ravine that is formed by Bishop Creek. The icy air freezes your lungs and any exposed extremities. But it is so worth it to watch the black lighten to purple/blue and the snowy peaks start to glow pink.  And then eventually all the colors flatten out once the sun is fully up, until sunset paints the opposite side pink. We call it sweet light.

            thank you for sharing your beautiful picture with  us.

            The road to excess leads to the palace of Wisdom, I must not have excessed enough

            by JenS on Sun Feb 13, 2011 at 08:47:25 PM PST

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      •  i rode my bike .... (0+ / 0-)

        ... up Going To The Sun Highway in 117 minutes
        and then
        ... down Going To The Sun Highway in 9 minutes

        Humanity is one family ... with one heart.

        by abarefootboy on Mon Feb 14, 2011 at 10:39:35 AM PST

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    •  Ditto on Glacier (and Waterton in Canada) (3+ / 0-)
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      too bad the glaciers will be gone soon... 36 when there in '03  - down to 24 in '09........

      Too many places to list but the hike up to the Continental Divide at Logan Pass is not to be missed - easily accessible, not too hard and spectacular views.. plus friendly mountain goats.....

    •  Have you been to the Kintla Lakes? (1+ / 0-)
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      They are on the west side of Glacier up against the border with Canada. It's very beautiful there.
      I fought a forest fire across the lake from Upper Kintla burning uphill toward Canada years ago. The main thing though, is that is where I saw my first grizzley bear - that I won't forget!

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