Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Ophir Pass, Colorado, on the road between Telluride and Silverton through the San Juan Mountains

Wild Goose Island, Glacier National Park, Montana

LINKS to other photos:

Glacier National Park, trail along Logan Pass to Hidden Lake http://http://www.takemytrip.com/06glacier/06_16a.htm


Grinnell Glacier, Glacier National Park

Grinnell Glacier, Glacier National Park

This post was inspired by Chrisy's blog post "Escape" at Sophism Press: http://sophismpress.blogspot.com/2009/02/escape.html

These are places of wonder and awe. I have been to many of the national parks in the US, but went to Glacier for the first time last September. It is a magnificant, majestic place. There are no words to describe its awesome beauty.
LINKS (Glacier National Park):
some outstanding photos of Grinnell Glacier: http://http//www.terragalleria.com/parks/np.glacier.7.html

A glacier forms when more snow and ice accumulates than melts. This accumulation of ice and snow presses down on the more flexible layers below. This flexible layer allows the ice to move. Depending on the amount of ice, the angle of the slope, and the pull of gravity, the ice may start to move downhill. Once this mass of snow and ice begins to move, it is called a glacier.
The distinctive blue color of glacial ice is actually created by the slight absorption of red light.

LINKS (about glaciers):

all photos taken by me 'cause I was there--© 2007-2008


  1. Gorgeous! Thank you for the beautiful photo display.

  2. The photos are beautiful...be good if we could just wriggle our noses and be there...like samantha in bewitched...ah well...dreamin will just have to do...

  3. You're right...there are no words to describe this glorious place, and pictures do not do it justice. As Grinell said, it's the "Crown of the Continent"!


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