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  • whereigo
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    great shots more needed ! The avalanche trail is so much better coming back isn't it ?

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  • edj
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    Originally posted by norty View Post
    We all hope to live that long ed.
    I think I will still be around in 10 years. That is when a U.S. Geological Survey guy who works at Glacier NP thinks they will be gone...

    Now the ones in Jasper NP in Canada looks to be around a lot longer....

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  • norty
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    Originally posted by edj View Post
    Looks like you had a great time.... Couldn't help noticing that there are not too much left of the glaciers in Glacier NP. I noticed the same thing at Grand Teton NP and Rocky Mountain NP when we visited them in Sept, 2005. It is too bad. I have not gotten to Glacier NP yet. I will have to make an effort to get there before the glaciers are gone.
    We all hope to live that long ed.

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  • Dick_B
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    We took the Indian tour bus which is closed and air conditioned (instead of the red bus which has an open top) and gained much from the commentary of the driver.
    I would NOT drive the GTTS road especially after driving to get to the park. It's an exercise in concentration for the driver and who needs that on vacation.
    It would be an all-day event to drive from one end to the other and back again and that's without stopping to do anything.
    One day take the tour and the second day take a shuttle to Logan's Pass and take a hike. We made it to Hidden Lake with something like 600 wooden steps; not bad for a couple of 70 year-olds.
    BTW, Glacier N.P. will be beautiful even without glaciers. I believe it was named because glaciers formed it rather than the number of glaciers in the mountains.

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  • Jeff
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    Originally posted by drfife View Post
    Good if you're driving on glaciers. They go pretty slow. Might take a long time to reach your destination if traveling on an Interstate.:wink!:
    Nothing a little change in gearing won't fix... :whistle:

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  • drfife
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    Originally posted by busch2fan View Post
    I want one of those vehicles!!! I see one VERY bad a-- class A...

    Good if you're driving on glaciers. They go pretty slow. Might take a long time to reach your destination if traveling on an Interstate.:wink!:

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  • Jeff
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    I want one of those vehicles!!! I see one VERY bad a-- class A...

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  • drfife
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    Originally posted by edj View Post
    Thanks... Is the glacier in Jasper NP? I will be adding it to the list of places to see.
    No, it is north of Banff and south of Jasper NP.

    It's right on the road to Jasper from Banff. You can't miss it.

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  • edj
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    Originally posted by drfife View Post
    If you want to see a really cool glacier, up close and personal, make the trip north from Glacier National Park, Montana past Banff, Alberta, Canada to the Athabasca Glacier.

    Very cool.....
    Thanks... Is the glacier in Jasper NP? I will be adding it to the list of places to see.

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  • drfife
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    Originally posted by edj View Post
    It was not a comment on global warming or anything else for that matter. Just an observation of mine that the glaciers are getting smaller and smaller for whatever reason. If one wants to see them, they should take the opportunity to see them soon.
    If you want to see a really cool glacier, up close and personal, make the trip north from Glacier National Park, Montana past Banff, Alberta, Canada to the Athabasca Glacier.

    Very cool.....
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  • choppered
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    Thanks, for the cool pics. i enjoyed them and hope to make a trip out that way soon

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  • edj
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    Originally posted by tluxon View Post
    Ed,

    Glaciers are in a constant state of change, like just about everything else in nature as we have earthquakes, volcanoes, warm seasons, and cold seasons. In our short lifetimes we miss out on things our ancestors got to experience and vice versa.

    Perhaps other features of nature will fascinate visitors for the next thousand years or so - and then it might be glaciers again. I'm not sure the sequence is all that predictable, but I'm not sure it's not, either.

    Maybe someday mankind's elites will lay aside the desire to control the rest of us and some of these factors could be discovered by proper (unleveraged) methods.

    Unfortunately, I doubt it will happen.
    It was not a comment on global warming or anything else for that matter. Just an observation of mine that the glaciers are getting smaller and smaller for whatever reason. If one wants to see them, they should take the opportunity to see them soon.

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  • tluxon
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    It was very satisfying to see my oldest take to the camera and continually exclaiming, "Dad, look at this picture I just got!" He even got a close-up of a feeding deer on our hike up to Avalanche Lake. I'll post it when I can in the next couple days.

    Ed,

    Glaciers are in a constant state of change, like just about everything else in nature as we have earthquakes, volcanoes, warm seasons, and cold seasons. In our short lifetimes we miss out on things our ancestors got to experience and vice versa.

    Perhaps other features of nature will fascinate visitors for the next thousand years or so - and then it might be glaciers again. I'm not sure the sequence is all that predictable, but I'm not sure it's not, either.

    Maybe someday mankind's elites will lay aside the desire to control the rest of us and some of these factors could be discovered by proper (unleveraged) methods.

    Unfortunately, I doubt it will happen.
    Last edited by tluxon; 08-30-2009, 03:21 PM.

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  • Joe&Linda
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    Great pictures. Looks like boys are having great time enjoy it will you can they grow up fast.

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  • edj
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    Looks like you had a great time.... Couldn't help noticing that there are not too much left of the glaciers in Glacier NP. I noticed the same thing at Grand Teton NP and Rocky Mountain NP when we visited them in Sept, 2005. It is too bad. I have not gotten to Glacier NP yet. I will have to make an effort to get there before the glaciers are gone.

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