Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Double Falls Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park, Montana

I was in Montana a few years ago, at about this time of the year.  We were presenting workshops on the Blackfoot Reservation in Browning, Montana.  We stayed across the road from Amtrak Station in East Glacier Montana.  I had a free day in the schedule and went exploring the east side of the National Park.  This is a double water fall.  On the right about 3/4 of the way down, you can see water flowing out of a hole in the rock, the second fall on this cliff.

It was an interesting area near Two-Medicine Lake. My training colleague had seen a bear and cub in this area the day before.  At the parking area for the trail back to these falls there were large signs about bear safety, wear bells, carry pepper spray, make noise to the bears hear you coming and run away.  I dearly wanted to see and bear, and didn't.  In the general store they had two printed tourist T-shirts.  I bought the one that read "Bears Love People, They Taste Just Like Chicken."  I wished I had bought the one that said in "In bear country wear bells on your clothing, carry pepper spray and be on the lookout for bear droppings, bear droppings are easy to identify they have little bells in them and smell like pepper."

In this area the road was open, but the National Park was not open for the season, we were a couple of weeks to early.  Up on the mountain on the Going-To-The-Sun Road, they were still working with front end loaders to dig a path through the snow and repair damage from winter landslides.

This is one of my all time favorite travel pictures, a print of it hangs next to the sink in my bathroom.


  1. I have never been to montana; the park looks beautiful; the shirts are LOL funny!

  2. I love both of the T shirt inscriptions, but the second one is really hilarious. What a spectacular photo!

  3. My nephew once loudly announced at a family gathering that he knew I was a bear
    No one else had an inkling

  4. I want those t-shirts! I might have to go back!

    I backpacked there for a couple of days in 1993 on a cross-country road trip with friends. We didn't see any bears either (but not for lack of trying), but were great friends with the mountain goats that wanted to eat our socks and lick our pee!

    Peace <3