Glacier National Park {Montana, USA}

Back in August my adventure buddy, LeAna (founder and designer of LeoREVOLT swimwear), and I took off in her trusty Subaru WRX for a couple weeks to explore some parts of the Northwest we hadn’t seen before. Our first stop was in Whitefish, Montana to spend a couple of days at Glacier National Park.

I haven’t been to that many national parks, but I’ve got to say that this place is effing EPIC. Everything is HUGE. Everywhere you look is a panoramic postcard, but in REAL LIFE. To say it’s breathtaking doesn’t do it justice. Mountain peaks upon mountain peaks upon MORE mountain peaks. It’s CRAZY amazing.

Day 1 took us up and up and up a very scary road aptly named Going to the Sun Road. We parked at the top and hiked the incredibly scenic route to Hidden Lake (pictured above) where I promptly left my Joby gorillapod looped around the lookout fence. Tripod down for the count on the first day. Fail.

On day 2 we drove around the perimeter of the park because we had heard it was a pretty magnificent drive. Our informants had been correct. Entering the park from the east side, we drove by St. Mary’s Lake. Hanging out of the car, I managed to snap the photo of the tiny island in the middle of the lake (photo near the bottom).

Back up the same scary road and over to the west side of the park. We stopped for the hike to Avalanche Lake. And just when you think your mind has already been blown… BAM. More postcard perfect scenery with lovely little waterfalls all along the path leading the way.

My only regret is not having more time to explore these majestic mountains. And maybe not getting any great photos of the super cute mountain goats that passed us by so many times. As we all know, it’s just a good excuse to visit the park in the future.