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[Glacier National Park, MT]  Waking up on Sunday was great because the half marathon was done but also because we were just done with our last night in a tipi. I am grateful for the experience and it was definitely a unique way to spend the night, but there were two majors reasons that a 4th night in a tipi would have tested all of us: The temperature. The tipi is open… Read More

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[Glacier National Park, MT] We woke up at the crack of dawn (around 6 am) in our tipi. It was cold, but we were bundled up in our sleeping bags and blankets. Olivia and I had toured the West side of the Going to the Sun Road on our trip in 2015. We took a red jammer car tour of it from West Glacier to Logan Pass. If you want to learn… Read More

[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

[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