Snapping this photo felt very gratifying to me. Why? I think it’s because it captured the essence of Grand Teton National Park perfectly, without the need for words. So maybe I should just not say anything about it and end my struggle to find the right words. The stunningly beautiful Grand Teton Mountain Range is the centerpiece of the park, but that’s not the only reason to visit–you must see the wildlife, and it’s the combination of the mighty beast against the backdrop of the rugged peaks that makes you pause and ponder the wonder of God’s creation.
Probably the highlight of any trip to Glacier National Park is the unforgettable drive on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Logan Pass is the point of highest elevation of the drive and also marks the Continental Divide. Near there is the Logan Pass Visitor Center. From the visitor center, you can hike to Hidden Lake, which, as the name suggests, is a lake that you can’t see from the visitor center. The hike is mostly uphill and about 1.5 miles, a good length for most school-age kids. It was easier for my kids than for me. It might be too long […]
One of the coolest (pun intended!) things we have ever done is hiking on a glacier in Alaska. Several years ago, BK (before kids), my husband and I went with my mother on an Alaskan cruise. On one of our excursions, we flew in a helicopter and landed on a glacier. There was nothing like being on a glacier and seeing that amazing blue color up close. I really wanted my kids to experience that, but a helicopter ride for five people was more than our budget would allow.
I read about Matanuska Glacier, which could be easily accessed […]