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Vandalism by Ice-- Glacier National Park

Vandalism by Ice-- Glacier National Park

Vandalism by Ice-- Glacier National Park

Page Type: Album

Object Title: Vandalism by Ice-- Glacier National Park

Image Type(s): Rock Climbing, Hiking, Scenery


Page By: Bob Sihler

Created/Edited: Sep 17, 2006 / Dec 2, 2007

Object ID: 226664

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Vandalism by Ice

Just in case anyone spots it, I am admitting now that this title has its basis in a guidebook I once had. The book was on western national parks in the U.S., and, in describing the scenery of Glacier, it mentioned "the glorious vandalism of the Ice Age." That phrase turned into a title for a photo album I kept at home and for the one I have made here. And it is an appropriate one. Just go and see for yourself.

Heartbreakingly Beautiful-- Glacier National Park

Mt. St. Nicholas
Norris Mountain and Split Mountain, Sunrise

Sometimes called "The Crown of the Continent," Glacier National Park is, in my opinion, the most beautiful national park in the U.S. because of its ruggedness, its wildlife, its colors, its climate, and, of course, its glaciers. The quintessential introduction to this dreamlike realm is the Hidden Lake Trail, which is crowded but for good reasons. Those who come to love the park will probably find themselves disdaining this trail, but they will return to it to access climbs to signature peaks such as Bearhat, Clements, and Reynolds. But even the popular trails have their charms-- Highline and Iceberg Lake, for example, are fairly reliable for chances to view the park's great wildlife, including the grizzly bear. And it doesn't take much effort to step into Glacier's abundant stretches of true wilderness; backpackers and strong day hikers can attest to this fact.


This album is simply a collection of my favorite pictures from my times in Glacier. Some are from climbs, some are from hikes, and many are simply from the road. I hope you will enjoy the pictures, and I hope they will urge you to visit these spectacular places. And I hope the collection of pictures grows for years and years.



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Bob SihlerRe: Gorgeous area

Bob Sihler

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Thank you, and enjoy! Go there!

Posted Sep 17, 2006 6:16 pm

Mark DoironYou Have Set ...

Mark Doiron

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You have set a new standard for albums. Wonderfully done! --mark d.
Posted Sep 25, 2006 12:24 pm

Bob SihlerRe: You Have Set ...

Bob Sihler

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Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed it, and I appreciate the encouragement.
Posted Sep 25, 2006 10:14 pm



Voted 10/10

Just where were you when you took the 1st Garden Wall pic?

Posted Oct 26, 2006 1:15 am

Bob SihlerRe: WOW

Bob Sihler

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Thanks. If you have a topo map of Glacier, look for the spur near Granite Park Chalet that goes up to the Divide above Grinnell Glacier, and then look for Point 8479, on the way to Mount Grinnell. That's where I was, and it's an easy scramble up there-- if you're curious about that route, go to the Glacier National Park page and look for the "Rock, Fire, and Ice" trip report or just use the search engine to find it. It details, with photos, a route from there across the Garden Wall above Swiftcurrent Glacier and down to Swiftcurrent Pass. It's a great outing.
Posted Oct 26, 2006 10:50 pm

Arthur Digbeeincredible photos . . .

Arthur Digbee

Voted 10/10

. . . of an achingly beautiful place. And here I sit in front of a computer in the Midwest. :(

But thanks for sharing the photos!
Posted Feb 17, 2008 5:39 pm

Bob SihlerRe: incredible photos . . .

Bob Sihler

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And here I sit in front of a computer in Virginia! Well, at least I spent some time in the mountains today, even if they're nothing like Glacier. But I'll be there this summer. It gives me something to think about all day at work.

Thanks for the comments.
Posted Feb 17, 2008 9:06 pm

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