Happy 104th birthday Glacier National Park!
Established in May 1910, Glacier is the 5th largest national park in the Lower 48, at over 1 million acres. Although less than 25 glaciers remain today, the park was created to protect the valleys they carved over time as well as the region’s native plant and animal species. In 1932 the park was combined with its Canadian counterpart – Waterton Lakes National Park – to form the world’s first International Peace Park. That same year the Going-to-the-Sun Road opened, an engineering marvel and absolute must for any road tripper in need of scenic vistas. Click here to read more about our stay in the park last summer.
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- Happy National Trails day 2023!04.04.23 : Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads… In order to get to Mariscal Canyon, one of the most remote areas of the park, we had to drive 29 miles each way on “primitive dirt roads. Our big red truck opened up tons of new experiences in Big Bend.04.03.23 : Views from the top. We hiked the 10-mile round trip from Chisos Basin to the top of Emory Peak, the highest point in Big Bend. First pic is looking south over the South Rim toward Mexico, second one is looking north into Chisos Basin with Casa Grande Peak at the right.04.03.23 : Looking out through the V-shaped “Window” of Chisos Basin. We were on our way to the summit of Emory Peak along the Pinnacles Trail.04.03.23 : More sunrise scenes from our shipping container home Airbnb in Terlingua.04.03.23 : Waking up to sunrise over the Chisos Mountains and also my favorite desert plant, the ocotillo.
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