Glacier National Park-Lake McDonald

Glacier National Park in Montana is steadfastly considered to be one of the most beautiful places on Earth. John Muir once said that it holds “…the best care-killing scenery on the continent.” The late Robin Williams called it God’s backyard.

I can’t imagine a more wonderful drive than Sun Road. You get a look at some of the park’s best features with plenty of hiking opportunities along the way. Lots of wildlife, photo ops, and views to die for. The drive really is the only way to see the Glacier National Park.


The Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park

The Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park is the largest hot spring in the United States and the third largest in the world. Its colors match the rainbow dispersion of white light by an optical prism: red, orange, yellow, green, and blue.  We decided to hike up to the overlook for the Grand Prismatic Spring. Once the fog lifted the view was breathtaking.



A 12-hour day in the Grand Tetons

We spent 12-hours visiting the Grand Tetons after a fresh snow. Hard to put into words the breathtaking day that we shared together. So, I decided to share our fantastic day via photos. Memories that we will cherish forever. Our day started at 4:30 AM. We were at the top of Route 20 for our first photo as we waited for our sunrise. (Okay, maybe we sat there for a while because I was nervous about the icy roads and the 10% grade going down the hill to get to Jackson Hole)  The “above the clouds” view was very similar to what we experienced at Haleakala National Park.

The Mormon Row Historic District is located at the southeast corner of Grand Teton National Park. Just so happens I love taking pictures of old barns. This area did not disappoint.

French trappers are responsible for naming the three peaks now known as the South, Middle, and Grand Teton. They called the mountains “Les Trois Tetons,” or “The Three Breasts.” The Grand Teton—the tallest of the three—literally means “the big tit.” I’m not making this up. The first photo is from the early morning, and the second photo is from later in the day. The remaining photos are from the rest of the day. We had such a great time seeing such beautiful country for the first time.