Alaska 2007 travel blog

Ground Squirrel

Hidden Lake

Hidden Lake Trail View

Jammer Tour Bus - powered by Propane

Lake Mc Donald

Marmot

Mountain Goat

Mountain Goat

Mountain Goat

Mountain Goat

Mountain Goats

Rocky Mountain Sheep

Rocky Mountain Sheep

Rocky Mountain Sheep

Rocky Mountain Sheep

Rocky Mountain Sheep


We packed lunch last night so we could get an early start on the day. Today we are taking the shuttle up to Logan Pass an hiking the Hidden Lake Trail which leads west from behind the visitor center. The first part of the trail is largely a board walk with steps every ten to twenty feet. Boy those steps are hard on my knees both going up and coming down. We have done this trail before. There were the usual sheep and goats along the way. In particular there was one very large billy goat. I hope you enjoy his picture. The views are spectacular along the trail. Last time we were here the last part of the trail was closed because of a bear. We even could see the bear from the lookup at that time. Sorry to say no bear this time.

Back at the visitor center we decided to take the west side shuttle down to Lake McDonald. Since we had not had lunch yet we decided to treat ourselves to lunch at the Jammer restaurant. Sure was better than the peanut butter we had packed. It will be a small dinner tonight. The kids should remember soaking their feet in the very cold Lake McDonald. It is still cold!

I should explain that Jammers are these big red touring cars which provide guided tours of the park. They have canvas roofs which are removed in good weather so people can stand up in the car to view the sites. It also allows you to see the peaks which otherwise would be obscured by the roof. Our free shuttles had glass roofs to provide a similar affect. These cars have just been restored by Ford and converted to propane.

The ranger program was about how the homes for the animals are changing with in the park.

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