Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Just about my favorite picture EVER

The Smiling Goat, on the Highline Trail at Glacier National Park, 2004.

I'm pretty sure this was the trail that was only open for the first quarter or so of its length because a goat or sheep had fallen to its death somewhere farther along, and the park rangers were afraid that the corpse would draw too many dangerous animals near the trail. And it's not like the rangers were going to hike out the corpse, so the rest of the trail was closed until the carrion eaters were done with it.

I've got so many awesome photos from our trip to Glacier and Waterton Lakes (in Canada) that I could spend the rest of the month on them. I won't (spend the whole month ... just a couple days), but I will urge you to run, don't walk, to Glacier for a beautiful hiking vacation. If you walk, the glaciers will be gone by the time you get there. Jason was pretty proud that we made it there in time.

Just kidding! That's a snowfield, not a glacier. But the biggies are melting, too, so get your butt out there pronto if you want to see them.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Are you certain that the first picture is a goat and not Jason during his scruffy days?