Recommend Glacier National Park for wildlife

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by Pixelographer, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. Pixelographer

    Pixelographer

    510
    Dec 22, 2006
    Normally you think of landscape shots with GNP - Goose Island, for example.
    However, there are many coyotes...
    [IMGO]http://farm1.static.flickr.com/196/520851871_493af7c9f8_b.jpg[/IMGO]
    and bears...
    [IMGO]http://farm1.static.flickr.com/240/520833238_5c977b90b1_b.jpg[/IMGO]
    and moose...
    [IMGO]http://farm1.static.flickr.com/203/520851867_d259716b78_b.jpg[/IMGO]
    and sheep...
    [IMGO]http://farm1.static.flickr.com/217/520833212_3948572634_b.jpg[/IMGO]
    and elk...
    [IMGO]http://farm1.static.flickr.com/198/520833206_ea62fcc7a8_b.jpg[/IMGO]
    which make the trip a photographer's dream.
    Going in August - anyone else?
    Dave
     
  2. Dave

    Dave

    Feb 7, 2007
    Suwanee, GA
    I've wanted to go there for some time. My wife and I went to Banff National Park last year and enjoyed some nice wildlife (although we didn't see any bears). I might have to go up to Glacier one of these years. Great photos!
     
  3. haze2

    haze2

    780
    Mar 18, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Wow, I would love to visit GNP. August just might work out!
     
  4. DBrim

    DBrim

    330
    May 30, 2007
    Boston, MA
    I went through there in early May. The road through the park wasn't open yet, so my friend and I went up to Banff instead. Best decision we could have made.
     
  5. Pixelographer

    Pixelographer

    510
    Dec 22, 2006
    Any word on when the road will open?
    Traffic there's tough even when there are two lanes.
    We'll be hiking mainly but we'll need to cross Logan Pass a few times during the week.
    Any animals pix from Banff?
    Dave
     
  6. DBrim

    DBrim

    330
    May 30, 2007
    Boston, MA
    http://home.nps.gov/applications/glac/roadstatus/roadstatus.cfm

    A lot better than a month ago but still not completely open. I would guess that it'll be open in August.

    No animal photos, all we saw were elk in the dark, and I'm more of a landscape person anyhow.
     
  7. Beautiful captures. Add this to the list of places to visit...
     
  8. Dave

    Dave

    Feb 7, 2007
    Suwanee, GA
    Some shots from Banff when I was there last year. They were not the greatest as my glass was far from good when I was there...that just means I have to go back now. :biggrin:

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    Only moose we saw, and he ran away from us
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    Mostly deer and elk. Maybe next time we'll see something else...I hear Jasper National park is the place to see wildlife.
     
  9. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Dave,
    Those are marvelous images.
    I would sure be proud of them:>)))))
     
  10. Pixelographer

    Pixelographer

    510
    Dec 22, 2006
    Thanks for the comments!
    GNP has turned into an annual event for my brother and I. Exercise, great views, photo ops, good food...
    Maybe we'll see you there.
    Dave
     
  11. keirin

    keirin

    Dec 31, 2005
    What a super series of pictures - I especially like the one of the coyote!
     
  12. Wonderful images..... the coyote and the moose shots are my favourite. Hard to get a good moose shot with full antlers and no weeds hanging from them! A buddy of mine shoots moose in Algonquin all year long and it's not easy getting a clear shot like yours!
    That last shot showing the bull elk with his harem is wonderful!
     
  13. Dave you have a great set of images here.

    LOuie
     
  14. Nice series Dave. Sure is tempting!!
     
  15. Here's a link to up to date info on the roads in Glacier . This past fall, Glacier received 11 inches of rain in one day, and the result of that that much rain is ,
    flooding .
    The Going to the Sun road was heavily damaged on both the west and the east
    sides. On the east side, there were portions of the two lane road that were totally wiped away , there was just mountain side , no road bed left.
    On tonights news (6-7-07) , the newscaster was informing listeners, that it
    just might be awhile before the east side road is repaired and open for travel.


    http://home.nps.gov/applications/glac/roadstatus/roadstatus.cfm

    Hope this Helps , Stephen
     
  16. Pixelographer

    Pixelographer

    510
    Dec 22, 2006
    Stephen - Thanks, I know of the road damage and was wondering whether they thought the temporary bridge plan was realistic.
    All - thanks again for the comments. I threw away many uglies to get to these few.

    Just found this about the road - looks like July opening date...

    http://www.dailyinterlake.com/articles/2007/06/08/news/news01.txt

    Dave
     
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