Outdoors In GNP 09

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ADK Laurentian Chapter - Outdoors In
Glacier National Park August 9-17

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Outdoors In GNP 09

  1. 1. OUTDOORS IN!<br />ADK Adventure Travel - Glacier National Park<br />August 9-17, 2009<br />
  2. 2. Glacier Institute Accommodations<br />
  3. 3. Glacier Institute Guides<br />Becca & Hilary at Avalanche Lake<br />Day 2: Trails to the Cedars and Avalanche Lake<br />4.5 miles, 800 ft elevation gain<br />
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  5. 5. Day 2: Firebrand Pass Trail<br />9 Miles<br />
  6. 6. Quaking Aspen<br />We see individual trees, but a quaking aspen grove is a single organism, interconnected by a single root system. Aspen are the first trees to re-establish themselves after a forest fire. <br />
  7. 7. Bear Lure <br />Bears are attracted to the lure (fish guts and blood). Bears rub up against the barbed wire, which snags their fur for DNA testing.<br />Bear lures are no longer baited near hiking trails.<br />
  8. 8. Bear Grass<br />Family: Lillies<br />Flowering at higher elevations<br />
  9. 9. August was peak wildflower season.<br />
  10. 10. View from Firebrand<br />
  11. 11. Firebrand Pass Trail across the glacial talus<br />
  12. 12. Summit of Firebrand Pass<br />Winds were 40+ miles per hour<br />
  13. 13. Going-to-the-Sun Road<br />
  14. 14. Wildfires are common and a natural part of the ecology.<br />
  15. 15. Sub-Alpine Meadows<br />Day 4: 6 miles in the cold cold rain!<br />
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  17. 17. Mink -- Dinner interrupted!<br />Day 5: Self Guided Hike to Red Rock Lake 2.6 miles<br />
  18. 18. Trail to Grinnell Glacier<br />Day 6: 11 miles, ~1000 ft. elevation gain <br />
  19. 19. Elephant Flower<br />
  20. 20. Wildflowers along the trail to Grinnell Glacier<br />
  21. 21. Grinnell Lake<br />Lake color is due to minerals from glacial runoff<br />
  22. 22. Blue Green Algae Rock<br />
  23. 23. Looking back from the trail to Grinnell Glacier<br />
  24. 24. Grinnell Glacier<br />It started to rain just as we arrived!<br />
  25. 25. Iceberg Lake<br />Day 7: Saturday 9.8 miles 1200 elevation gain<br />
  26. 26. Trails are graded to accommodate pack animals.<br />
  27. 27. Iceberg Lake<br />
  28. 28. Black Bear --Mama<br />Day 8: Walk to Apgar, 2 miles<br />
  29. 29. Black Bear – One of three cubs<br />
  30. 30. Dusk on Lake MacDonald<br />

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