Snowshoeing in Glacier…

Seems like forever since I have been on here!  Life is just crazy busy but going well here.  It seems like winter has been oh, so very long this year.  Perhaps it because it’s because we haven’t seen the sun in what seems like forever.  No big dips in temperature, which has been great for the seep and other outside animals.

Last weekend the sun finally came out, so we took the boys and Emma up to the Park to do some snowshoeing…

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Reflection on Lake McDonald…

As you can see, part of Lake McDonald was glass smooth and the mountains reflected beautifully…

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Where the road is closed off for the winter and people are allowed to snowshoe and cross country ski…IMG_0113IMG_0107IMG_0106

 

Walking down the trail with their snowshoes…

 

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Dad helping put on snowshoes…

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Hayden running with his…

 

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The little group of snowshoers…

 

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Wore out…

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The little girl and her daddy…

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Running Fast…

 

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Sled Ride…

 

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At our destination…

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The walk back out…

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Meeting a cross country skier…

 

 

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Beautiful way to spend a day…

Watching Wolves…

On Sunday my husband and I had the opportunity to go on a snow coach, whose name was Rosebud, through Yellowstone Park.  We have been through Yellowstone many times throughout other times of the year but never winter.  We love going to Yellowstone, and the winter version did not disappoint!  Seeing everything under a blanket of snow was truly beautiful.  We seen abundant wildlife and had a wonderful tour guide.  We used Alpen Guides based in West Yellowstone, their classic snow coaches were too cool!  The oldest snow coach there has been in service since 1953….

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Like I mentioned above, we were able to see abundant wildlife but the coolest of the two critters we saw were very far away.  Luckily, there were spotting scopes available to look at them close up.  The first critter was a male grizzly, out of hibernation in February which is very rare.  He is very groggy here and a taking a nap under a tree, you probably have to use your imagination to see him here but really he is there! lol…7J8A1537-Edit

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Two wolves sunning themselves on a distant hill.  You might be able to see the whiter wolf if you squint your eyes real hard, the second one is off to the right in a bit of a hole… I had major lens envy with the people there and their huge prime lenses! lol!7J8A1496-Edit

We seen a lot of other critters that I’ll share later!

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Last Sunrise of 2014…

We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season!  We sure did!  Besides dealing with crouping cold, one kid with pneumonia and another with a sinus infection, we made the best of our situation and had a wonderful time with friends and family over the past couple of weeks.  Markus and I were even able to get away for a couple of hours in the wee hours of the morning of New Years Eve…IMG_4840IMG_4860

Before the sunrise…blue morningDuring sunrise…IMG_4875-2IMG_4905IMG_4912A cold but breathtaking walk down to the river…IMG_4922 IMG_4927The sun peaking through the trees…IMG_4930 IMG_4936 IMG_4938Happy New Year!

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