A few days at Maple Creek, Saskatchewan

Moose on the loose

Several folks we talked to recently were surprised that we had planned a stop in Saskatchewan.  Their one-word question was always, “Why?”.  It seemed to be one of those places people think there’s not much to do, but we usually discover there is.  Maybe there aren’t spectacular activities or “in your face” beauty, but there’s always something to make us glad we stopped. In all honesty, one of […]

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A hidden crown jewel – Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada

Red Chairs

It’s always music to our ears when “Randy” (our Rand McNally GPS) announces we’re crossing a state border, but it’s even more exciting when we cross an international border. So it was as we entered Alberta at the Chief Mountain crossing, just north of Glacier NP. After answering questions such as “Did you bring firewood?”, “Where do you keep your gun?” and “How much alcohol […]

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The rest of our scenic hikes – Glacier NP, MT

Two Medicine Lake

Although we’ve spent three weeks at Glacier National Park, we hiked only a few of its 734 miles of trails.  This place offers many outdoor activities, but exploring on foot remains our preferred method. This is my 4th post about the park, and I hope folks remain interested in seeing the incredible views, wildlife and wildflowers there. If you missed those previous posts, click here for enchanting waterfalls, here for […]

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A Hike to Receding Glaciers – Glacier National Park, MT

Many Glacier Hotel

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, glacial recession is well underway with many completely gone.  The retreat of these alpine glaciers reflects recent changes in climate as they respond to altered temperatures and precipitation. It’s been estimated that approximately 150 glaciers existed in Glacier National Park in 1850, and most were still present in 1910 when the park was established.  In 2010, only about 25 […]

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