|Sunrise at East Flattop Mountain, near St. Mary Lake, Montana|
Last time I visited the park, one of the sights I recall is getting out of the car, and realizing the fellow emerging from the one next to me was Dustin Hoffman. (We didn't talk- he must not have recognized me.) This time I saw fewer superstars but more bears than I've ever seen there before. Three actually! It's nice to know they can still make a living here because some species are being evicted by climate change. I find it sad that we humans are so cavalier with our garden.
It's sobering to realize that if I wait as long as last time and it's another 15 years before I return, all the glaciers will be gone. The many thousands of years of their existence is coming to an end thanks to human activity. If you have not yet visited Glacier, I suggest you do it soon so you too can brag to your kids, "yes, I have seen a real glacier". I wonder what we'll call it then, Ex-Glacier Park?