We're happy that we finally got some snow last week. It was strange that we were having such spring like weather. I guess we are some of the few who really like when it snows, but I guess we don't have to drive in it. You can't deny how it enhances the landscape to make it look so beautiful. The sunsets have been awesome lately too. There was a cloud hovering above Mt. Wilbur when the sun went down which made it glow orange, and it made Wilbur look like an erupting volcano. The wildlife has started making an appearance again. We saw a coyote run across the road while we walking up the road, a moose running around on the side of Mt. Altyn and of course the sheep are hanging around too. We only have about a month and a half left here, so we are going to soak it all in while we can.
For the past few days we've been spending some time fishing on the lake. Well we didn't catch very much, but it was great just being outside in the nice weather. We read that in Yellowstone (because of the unusually warm weather) the grizzlies have been waking up a few weeks early. We haven't seen any sign of bears being out and about here. Hopefully the bears here will continue with their normal hibernation, even though we are looking forward to the time when all the animals will start coming out again. We'll have a front row seat when that happens, which will be super exciting.
For fishing info check here. http://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/fishing.htm
For the last four days it has been raining and we've seen a lot of our snow melt away. This is the second warm spell we've had this winter. It's amazing how much snow has disappeared, don't get me wrong we still have a lot of huge drifts around, but there have been more bare spots showing up lately. As you can see in the pictures even the lake has thawed a lot. I can't believe it was just a few weeks ago that we were walking across it. From what we've been told this kind of weather is normal even in the middle of winter and that the big snow months are still ahead.
I have been working over at the lower employee dorm and the other day I noticed something moving around in the shadows, I thought it probably was a Woodrat but wasn't sure. Later when Rebecca came over it started again and I went into the back room under the dorm to see if I could find him, and as soon as I went into the other room he moved out into the light and Rebecca snapped some shots of him. They are huge and have a bushy tail.
Here is a shot of the hotel lobby sleeping through the long Montana winter. The wind was blowing hard today and sometimes you can actually hear what sounds like voices and singing as it blows through cracks in widows and doors. Could you walk around this big hotel all by yourself in the middle of winter?
For Specific information on the park you can go to the link below.
To learn more about bears check out this link.