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Glacier Park Mountains, Glaciers, and Logan’s Pass

Kathy took most of these pictures driving through Logan’s Pass. Glacier National Park is appropriately named. Most of the white spots in the pictures are glaciers or snow pack. There are about 37 glaciers left in the park and most of them are receding or shrinking in size.

We came through the park a later in the summer, but there we saw some of the wildflowers in bloom on the way up Looking Glass Hill overlooking Two Medicine Lake. The mountains and lake serve as a spectacular backdrop. We walked around the lake later.

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This is looking downstream from Running Eagle Falls or Trick Falls. The glacier on the mountain would likely be considered one of the 25 active glaciers in the park. An active glacier is one that is 25 acres or more. Over 90% of the park is wilderness.

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This is Jackson Glacier. Although it does not look very high, it is deceptive. The roads climb well up into the pass and travelers end up closer to the mountain tops.

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This is the tourist stop in Logan’s Pass with the mountains in the background. Parking is at a premium here so we did not get to stop.

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Most of the pictures we took going through the pass were from the car without stopping. Again, the peaks are not much above the road level.

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Waterfalls ribbon the mountainsides as they are constantly fed by the glaciers.

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If you look closely at the picture below, you can see about 3/4 of the way up the road on the left side. It is a slight darkening. The middle of the picture, below the background peak, is basically where the road reaches the summit of Logan’s Pass .

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30 responses »

  1. Your wife’s pictures are spectacular! I keep looking through them again and again, and can’t imagine what it must have been like to experience Logan’s Pass in person. I especially like the wildflower shot with the glacier mountains in the background. Absolutely beautiful!

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  2. BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS!

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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  3. I can almost smell that fresh clear mountain air !!!

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  4. Amazing shots Ivon. I’m homesick!

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  5. Wish I could go there! (Great pictures even though she didn’t even have you stop the car!)

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  6. Incredible photos !!! Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Very Nice and Beautiful.

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  8. You wife is quite the photographer, beautiful pictures Ivon, thank you for sharing them with us.

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  9. Wonderful scenery, great images.

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  10. Majestic scenery so nicely documented by Kathy! Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Spectacular view! Love these mountain views. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    So, so fresh. Stunning.

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