Road Trip Memories
The wildlife encountered on our Glacier National Park Vacation
We recently spent 9 days in Glacier National Park and encountered several of the wild animals one hopes to see on a vacation such as this. Alphabetically we saw bears four times; once from a boat and twice across lakes. The one pictured below ambled past us about 100 feet off trail while we were sitting on a log enjoying a snack.
The Bison were easy to see as before entering the park we took a drive through the National Bison Range a few miles to the south.
These geese seemed to be teaching the young ones how to fly in formation.
Mergansers had time for nothing but play.
The moose is the largest land animal in America. The bull was behind the island and wouldn't come out for a picture, and I wasn't fast enough with the camera when we arrived at this lake.
Mountain Goats can put all four feet on a ledge no bigger than a paper back book.
This young mule deer was following a hiker down the trail from Sperry Chalet.
This pronghorn wasn't the least bit concerned by our presence.
We also saw 4 Big Horn Sheep about 15 feet from the road at Logan Pass. But the road construction had us in a stream of cars with no time or place to stop.
For some reason, I had a difficult time getting any of the wildlife to pose for me and mostly I got butt shots, which is the preferred side of a close-by bear sighting, for sure.