I only visited once, but am always dreaming of returning to this park. Some of my favourite memories of visiting National Parks are from Glacier National Park. Both the landscape, the amazing hikes, as well as the abundance of wildlife, has made this one of my favourite places in the world.
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Mist on Lake Sherburne
Glacier National Park, Montana, USA
August 9th. It is early morning and we are getting ready to leave our campground at "Many Glacier" and drive a bit more to the south in Glacier National Park, to the campground "Rising Sun". It is not that far of a drive, about 45 kilometers / 45 minutes if you don't make any stops on the way. But in such a beautiful park, how can you not stop on the way?!
Our little friend at this campsite, an American Robin, is sitting on it's rock to say goodbye to us. It is a juvenile American Robin and it is posing in front of my camera like a little photo model :-) First showing of the beautiful coloured feathers on its breast, followed by a showing of the patterns on its back.
You can see it is a juvenile because brown spots on its breast. The American Robin is named after the European Robin because of its reddish-orange breast, but these two species are not closely related. (The American Robin is a Thrush)
We left our campground around 9. Temperature around 14C /57F.
And we saw this mist over Lake Sherburne when moving to our next stop further south in Glacier National Park. Trying to catch this mystic feeling. I remember I froze standing on the beach trying to get some photos, while cursing myself that I didn't put on a warmer sweater.
The thin, warm, moist layer of air over the pond then mixes with the cooler air from the land. As it cools, condensation occurs and a fog forms. It looks like steam rising off the water, hence the name 'steam fog.
Although maybe the lake looks natural at a first glance, it is far from that. While leaving the National park you will pass the actual dam of Lake Sherburne.
But the suprises on this relatively short drive are not over yet. "Stop!" I suddenly cry out. Look, Up there!! I think it is a bear in the top of the tree!
Simone & Åke, Glacier National Park, August 2007
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