It was a long day Monday, starting out at 8am and returning around 10pm, but what an amazingly beautiful place! Joan H, owner of the Quilt Gallery drove Ruth McDowell, Del and me around the park and we were so lucky to see lots of animals. The weather was overcast on the Kalispell side of the mountains, but on passing the summit to the other side it was immediately sunny. The vegetation reflected those conditions with large evergreens and other trees on the wetter side and more open grasslands on the other. This shot shows a sampling of the beauty around every curve of the road.
It is spring there, and the Road To The Sun was not yet open as the rainy week that we had had in Kalispell had dumped 10 more inches of snow up there!Â We saw LOTS of wildflowers, some familiar to me and others not.
We saw so many animals! Mountain Goats and Sheep, Mule Deer and Whitetails, Grizzly and Black Bear, Coyote, Ground Squirrels and many birds including Golden Eagle. We did not see Moose or Elk. Hmmmm – may just have to go back!