Simply Nahala

Writer. Photographer. Soul Traveler.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Crown of the Continent

I recently visited Glacier National Park, Montana right before the Reynolds Wildland Fire broke out and evacuations were ordered. My father grew up in Kalispell, Montana and this amazing place, also known as the "Crown of the Continent" was his backyard playground. What a gift to experience such splendor and to see his old stompin grounds.

The area is consider a jewel due to the many glaciers that are nestled in the park and for the pristine ecosystem that is home to many crystal-clear lakes, plants, animals, and endangered species such as the gray wolf, bald eagle, grizzly bear, and bull trout. Unfortunately, Glacier National Park's iconic glaciers are melting at alarming rates due to climate change, and the warming is impacting the animals and plants in the park.

The following pictures were taken from the Going-to-the-Sun Road. The most spectacular highway I've ever been on. The road is 50 miles long and hugs the shores of two large lakes while traversing the cliffs below the Continental Divide. Take a look!


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