Bridge, Snowshed Mountain, Glacier National Park

Bridge, Snowshed Mountain, Glacier National Park

On the brief trip to Glacier National Park with my wife in early October, one of the most scenic things we encountered was just the in look of the forests as we drove along highway 2, around the side of the park. The first morning was quite early, and a great heavy fog was hanging in the air. On the second morning, when this was taken, the skies were much clearer and the expansive forested hillsides more clearly surrounded us.

There were few opportunities to stop, but we pulled off at the Goat Lick Overlook (so named, as the mountain goats climb the cliffs to lick the rock for their minerals), where there was a particularly uninterrupted expanse of forest, save for the rail bridge, which I welcome in the shot.

I believe we were fortunate to see as much autumn color as we did in Glacier, and in fact we made the trip on a few days notice on account of the good conditions. It was only a small taste of the park, but enough to make me want to return.

Tachihara 4x5 | Caltar 210mm f/6.1 | f/19 | 1/15s | Fuji Provia 100F | Tripod

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