Glacier National Park
Our three national-parks vacation started with Glacier National Park. We stayed part of the week at the Many Glacier Hotel and the second part at the Village Inn at Apgar. The only place I have been in the US (and I’ve been to 42 of our 50 states) that rivals these views is Inspiration Point in Yosemite. Glacier’s beauty is something else!
We watched a moose family from our room’s balcony frolicking on the shoreline across Swiftcurrent Lake with the backdrop of majestic glacier-formed mountains and valleys. Mountain goats were high up and seen with our scopes, binoculars and my zoom-in camcorder. When we first arrived, mountain goats had come down to munch on the hotel lawn and then was gone only to be seen as small white dots on the mountain tops. The lake is gorgeous and the few times the sun came out while we were there, it was truly breathtaking.
I’ll post two videos, one is a panoramic video looking out from our balcony and the other is of the moose family. A baby moose appears toward the end of the moose video. The cow moose plays in the water and swims under water and is playful with the bull moose in the video. Parts of the moose video is under 50x magnification so it was hard to hold it perfectly still without the use of a tripod (and the wind was blowing.) Excuses!