Friday, August 27, 2010

Montana and Glacier

We spent the first week of August in Kalispell, Montana with Ruh's family. My mother-in-law Bonita and Ruh's brother Rahmat hitched a ride with us. My sister-in-law Ruhiyyih and her husband Matt met us there. We stayed with Bonita's sister Bonnie and her husband Frank. We had a week full of visiting with family and hiking in Glacier National Park.
The most memorable hike was the Siyeh Pass hike. It is the highest maintained trail in the park at 7700 feet. The trail starts out in the woods then moves up to sub-alpine meadows complete with wildflowers and tiny little pine trees. Then switchbacks take you up to the pass and a ridge with some amazingly majestic views. We had to cut our break short at the top due to a thunderstorm closing in. We were caught in lightening, hail, thunder and wind! To make a long story short we all went as fast as we could to make it down to the treeline. We arrived a little exhausted and damp but safe at the cars after our 11 mile hike. Even though the storm dampened things a little bit we still enjoyed the back country of Glacier and can't wait to do more hiking in Glacier.

We also went to Many Glacier on our visit and did a nice short little hike to Apikuni Falls.

Many Glacier, Glacier National Park. Rahmat pretty much jumped into every body of water he could whether there was sunshine, thunder and lightening or rain. :)

Rocky Point, Lake MacDonald, Glacier National Park.

Here is the link to all of my photos of our trip on my Facebook page.


Ruhiyyih Rose said...

It was a epic trip!! I love the photos!

Kathy Hall said...

Daniel and I just watched the video of your Montana trip last summer. The music always moves my emotions. What a beautiful world the Lord has created for us to enjoy and to see the splendor of His majesty. I hope you get to go this summer. But if you don't, remember, He is going to make a whole new heaven and earth for us... wow...can't wait... and it is that hope that is going to carry us through the difficult times that are coming.

Love you, Annie...Mom