WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

Fishercap Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana
Fishercap Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana    © 2012 by Gary Donaldson

High alpine lakes are great for providing stunning reflections in their mirror-like surfaces.  One of the best such places in the United States is Glacier National Park in northwest Montana.

Fishercap Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana
Fishercap Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana  © 2012 by Gary Donaldson

The above images were taken from the shore of Fishercap Lake, just a short walk from the Swiiftcurrent campground. There were numerous moose sightings at this lake during our two-week stay, not to mention deer, black, bear, and the mystical grizzly bear.

Swiftcurrent Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana
Swiftcurrent Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana  © 2012 by Gary Donaldson

Nestled along the shore of Swiftcurrent Lake is the impressive Many Glaciers Lodge.  This Swiss Chalet-style lodge was built by the Great Northern Railway in 1914 and 1915.  It is the largest hotel within Glacier National Park, with 208 rooms.  Swiftcurrent Lake is full of beautiful, native Eastern Brook Trout that thrive in the bone-chilling water provided by the surrounding glaciers and high-mountain streams.

Max and an Eastern Brook trout from Swiftcurrent Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana
My son, Max, and Eastern Brook Trout from Swiftcurrent Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana                      © 2012 by Gary Donaldson
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2 comments on “WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

  1. Gary, Don’t know if I ever told you… I worked at the Many Glacier Hotel in the summer of ’88. Lots of awesome memories! John

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