Getting to Glacier required 4 days of driving, via Madison, Minneapolis, Fargo, Bismarck, Medora, Glasgow, and Coram. We stayed in a cozy 1930s little cabin in Coram, near Glacier Distillery, West Glacier, and Whitefish (which we adored so much we started looking at real estate on Zillow). I’ve wanted to make the trek to Glacier for a long, long time. And it most certainly didn’t disappoint! (You may also view other images from this majestic place in my previous post that includes pictures of my family in all three parks.)
People: the glaciers inside this national park will be GONE by 2025.
While the parkland will still be magnificent and snowy without real “Glaciers,” I still find it heartbreaking that this inevitability exists. They are melting at an alarming rate in Glacier, specifically, for some reason. (When we were there, in early July, it was 95+ degrees! In Northern Montana!)
If you have a chance to visit this park…please go. It will just blow you away, and more likely than not, make you care more than you already do about taking good care of this beautiful world in which we live.
We crossed the US border into Canada for one night to experience the other half of the world’s first International Peace Park, in Waterton Park, Alberta. As shown on my Instagram account in additional images (see embedded, below), it was a magical place filled with wildlife, stunning lake views, and sunbathing boat tour guides. 🙂
Last week we spent a night in Waterton Park, which is on the Canadian side and adjoins Glacier as part of the worlds first International Peace Park. It was a magical place, and here are some images from Rawley’s first international trip. We learned that this area is the longest stretch of undefended border in the world, marked by obelisks and clearcut swaths of forest. No walls, no guns. As our boat guide said, wildlife doesn’t recognize our imagined borders, so the visionaries behind this park created a place where people, too, can go back and forth with ease.