Our first trip in 2004 (before the creation of our blog) left us awestruck. Occurring on our first trip west of the Mississippi, we had never before seen such vistas.
The second trip, last year with Hoyt and Bernice Odom, was still fascinating, but quite different. The day was overcast, cold and foggy. The mountains were often hidden by the clouds. To take a look at that day, go to this link.
The amazing factor in today’s drive through the park was the snow! In the previous 2 trips, we saw the glaciers in the distant, and in 2004, snow along the hike at one point, but otherwise the ground was clear. Not so today. Several “snow bridges” lined the edges of the road. Streams and waterfalls were cascading with the melt. Despite the snow, the weather was warm, making the snow even more surprising. We enjoyed a picnic lunch at the Rising Sun stop on St Mary Lake. The great thing about our National Parks is that you can return again and again, and find new experiences each time.