Favorite Travel Quotes

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts."
-- Mark Twain
Innocents Abroad

"Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey." -- Fitzhugh Mullan

"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving." -- Lao Tzu

In Glacier, Winter Still Lingers

©Bert Gildart: For those of you wondering why no postings, essentially it is because I am about as busy with writing and photography projects as I ever need to be. Couple that with a few unexpected family obligations and perhaps you get the picture.


Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park, one week ago


But now, one of my projects is about complete, a book project on Glacier National Park. Work has taken me to the Park library on several occasions these past two weeks, and judging from those visits – and side visits to areas immediately surrounding – I contend winter in the Park will be around just a little bit longer. Mountains were covered with snow and McDonald Lake was still frozen though it was starting to break up.

As well, snow remains piled high on West Glacier stores, meaning that it will be another month or so before Bob and Rob Lundgren will be able to provide visitors with much in the way of groceries, booze or restaurant accommodations.


West Glacier stores, one week ago.


Despite the appearance of winter, park officials say the bears are already out of hibernation, a good reason to drive as far as you can along the Going-to-the-Sun Road and glass the avalanche chutes. Bears search these areas in spring, hoping to find the carcass of a goat or maybe an elk.

Always something to do in this wonderful place.




*Mojave National Preserve



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