Ethan looks a lot more excited before he swings his leg over the railing, before there’s nothing but a breeze between him and the river’s surface 20 feet below. At 10 years old, he’s the youngest of his crew—a gang of brothers and maybe cousins (but certainly no parents) out for an evening swim onContinue reading “Jumpers on the Belton Bridge”
Tag Archives: Glacier National Park
Siyeh Bend to Sun Rift Gorge
First of all, I’m kind of digging the name “Sun Rift.” What a great word pairing. Anyways, a few weeks ago I hiked 10.3 miles, beginning about 2 miles to the east of Logan Pass. I chose it because my friend posted a photo of it the other day, and also the shuttle stops thereContinue reading “Siyeh Bend to Sun Rift Gorge”
Home in 4 Days!!
In case the title of this post was too obscure, I’m going to be home in 4 days!! Based off my past adventures, here are some answers to questions I know I’m gonna get asked. Wait, you were gone? Yeah! I left May 8 and got back (or, at the moment, plan to get back)Continue reading “Home in 4 Days!!”
Hiking the Highline 😃
Yes, that’s an emoji in my blog post title, because this trail was awesome. I first hiked this trail in 2015 with my dad and sister, Olivia. It’s kind of the reason I started dreaming about Glacier and wanted to come back. It’s pretty gorgeous. It also takes a while for the snow on itContinue reading “Hiking the Highline 😃”
About a week and a half ago, I picked up my friend from work, Cindy, and we headed over the Going to the Sun Road with two possible destinations in mind: Grinell Glacier or Cracker Lake. We did neither of them. Instead, we decided to go to Iceberg Lake, which was in the same areaContinue reading “Iceberg Lake”
Today I had the day off, and since I was pretty sure I didn’t work until 2 tomorrow, I thought, “Hey, I’ll go for a hike on the east side of the park, camp there, and then take the Going to the Sun Road back tomorrow.” Luckily I checked my schedule before I left andContinue reading “Cobalt Lake”
Two trips to Avalanche Lake
One of the things I love about working the day shift in Glacier is that you almost get two days in a 24-hour period. You get the day that you work and get paid for, and then, if you don’t spend too long on dinner, you get a second day to go for a 5-6Continue reading “Two trips to Avalanche Lake”
Surprise! I’m becoming a barista?
I started work Monday, setting up children’s clothes and the Christmas section. We have super cute ornaments, if anyone was wondering. Our gift shop also has a coffee shop in it, but the barista won’t be here until the middle of June. Because of that, our manager asked me and my friend, Claire, to learnContinue reading “Surprise! I’m becoming a barista?”
To Glacier I go!!
Wednesday I leave for the summer, so I figured I should write a blog post about it instead of clean my car or pack. Here’s a direct transcript of every conversion I’ve had for the last couple weeks: Wow, Glacier?! Where’s that at? Montana, right where the Rocky Mountains meet Canada. How far of aContinue reading “To Glacier I go!!”
Two Months at Home
In the immortal words of Samwise Gamgee, “Well, I’m back.” I’ve actually been back almost a month, but have been so busy getting used to the fact that YouTube now puts ads at the end of videos (among other tiny changes in the world) that I haven’t gotten around to writing a blog. Also, IContinue reading “Two Months at Home”