Advertisements
Balabanova All Over

Monthly Archives: July 2015

[West Glacier, MT] Today was our last day in Glacier, and what better way to end our trip than a tour of the famed Going to the Sun Road? Our guided tour was on a red “jammer” bus – a historic convertible made out of oakwood that was made specifically for the national parks. The cars used to have a double clutch unsynchronized transmission, which meant the driver had to sync the… Read More

Advertisements

[Mount Grinnell, MT] Glaciers are moving ice. A glacier’s upper end – the accumulation zone – piles with snow and presses the glacier down the slope. This movement is what separates glaciers from static snowfields – a glacier has enough mass to move. A glacier needs to be at least 100 feet deep and 25 acres in surface area in order to have enough mass to move. Glacier national park’s remaining 25… Read More

[West Glacier, MT] We woke up to a beautiful blue sky dotted with puffy clouds this morning. We were excited to have a nice sunny day today because we wanted to finally go into Glacier National Park and try one of the many gorgeous hikes this park has to offer. Our AirBnB included breakfast, and let me tell you, having breakfast here is like eating at Grandma’s house. All the guests congregate… Read More

[Waterton, Canada] The forecast for today was cool (50s) and rainy, so we decided to keep busy by driving to the Canada side and checking out Waterton National Park. Glacier and Waterton sit on either side of the US-Canada border, respectively. Together, they are a UNESCO World Heritage site and the first International Peace Park.This means that the two parks are managed jointly,the idea being that if nature doesn’t have borders, why… Read More

[West Glacier, MT] One of the many things I love about living on the West coast is the proximity to some the most amazing national parks in the country. My fascination with national parks began with Zion and Bryce Canyon in 2013 – there is a special place in my heart for that corner of Utah. Since then, I’ve also visited Yosemite and Hawaii Volcanoes national parks. I can honestly say that… Read More