In Glacier National Park I’m driving the Going-to-the-sun Road from west to east (along with the sun). Soon I encounter a high waterfall: the Bird-Woman Falls. Weird name, I wonder how she got that one. I wait for a little while until a car stops under the waterfall precisely. Only than it becomes clear how high this waterfall is. The water is falling for 250 meters here.
I also notice a beautiful cloud that’s worth photographing.
The view is very wide and open and there are so many photogenic mountain summits, like this one: Heavens Peak.
Reynolds Mountain nicely contrasts with the intense blue sky. I don’t know whether or not the weather here is as beautiful as today often, but I’m quite happy with it!
The park is packed with mountains and valleys that have been cut by glaciers during several ice ages in the past.
An impressive landscape this truly is.
Hierna rij ik weer een stuk terug via dezelfde weg.
I continue towards Medicine Lake in the south-west. On the way I notice a deer standing in the evening sun. A couple of hundred meters down the road I turn the car for a photo, but the deer has already gone of course.
A bit further I’m having more luck with two black bears, looks like a mother and her cub. I follow them for a while with the car and in the end I succeed in getting a couple of nice photo’s of them. It’s not that easy because they are so intensely black.
The lake is already in shadows and the sun is starting to descent into the horizon. I find a nice spot and wait until the sun sets. There are a lot of tree trunks here and that gives me an idea. I can illuminate the foreground with the headlights of the car and shoot a couple of special photographs. The big light provides for the best effect.
This is the best of this set. Everything is perfect in this one.
In the end it becomes too dark and it’s time to return to my hotel.
Maps, Charts & Downloads
GPS Map with color coded altitude information
Color coded distance/altitude chart
p>Download the original gpx file here.