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Grinnell Lake in Glacier National Park

A Most Beautiful Hike to Grinnell Lake

Grinnell Lake in Glacier National Park

Updated 04.01.2015 Most hikers visiting the Many Glacier area of Glacier National Park come to experience the Grinnell Glacier Trail or trek to Iceberg Lake. But the trail to Grinnell Lake offers a beautiful experience, too, if you’re looking for a less strenuous Glacier National Park hike. You’ll still catch a glimpse of a glacier, although it’s Salamander […]

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Impression West Lake Hangzhou China

Saturday’s scene: Dancing With Water

Impression West Lake Hangzhou China

Magnificent? Astounding? Spectacular? None of these adjectives come close to describing Impression West Lake in Hangzhou, China. Performers dance on stages that are set 3 cm into the Yuehu Lake—a natural part of West Lake—as they portray the Han folk story of Lady White Snake and Xu Xian. A dazzling light display turns the lake’s natural surroundings […]

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Avalanche Lake Trail in Glacier National Park

Hiking Avalanche Lake Trail in Glacier National Park

Avalanche Lake Trail in Glacier National Park

Updated 04.01.2016 Are you looking for a moderately easy hike in Glacier National Park? Not all boomer travelers are ready for a vigorous backcountry experience in Montana’s wilderness. If “moderately easy” is more your style, Avalanche Lake Trail is for you. As soon as your vehicle passes through the west entrance of the park, head […]

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An elderly elephant at Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa

Saturday’s scene: waiting for the end

An elderly elephant at Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa

On a morning game drive in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa, our ranger, Jaco, stopped at a hillside to point out an elderly male elephant with a bedraggled ear and one broken tusk roaming in solitude. He looked tired and lonely. Was this grassy hillside near the Botswana border the equivalent of an elephant retirement home? Did […]

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Hiking to Bullhead Lake in Glacier National Park

Hiking to Bullhead Lake with Road Scholar

Hiking to Bullhead Lake in Glacier National Park

Updated 06.01.2015 If I had to choose one favorite trail experience in Glacier National Park, hiking to Bullhead Lake would be it. In this boomer traveler’s opinion, you’ll find all the elements for a good hike—alpine scenery, excellent wildlife watching and little elevation gain. When Alan and I experienced hiking to Bullhead Lake with a […]

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Road Scholar hike to Hidden Lake Overlook in Glacier National Park

On the last day in Glacier National Park, our Road Scholar group hiked to Hidden Lake Overlook. The 3-mile-round-trip journey traveled uphill from the Logan Pass Visitor Center crossing alpine tundra where a few summer wildflowers waved their yellow and pink blooms in a blustery wind. No matter which way we looked, mountain peaks provided tempting […]

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Mother Moose at Bullhead Lake

We saw a moose on our Road Scholar hike in Glacier National Park

Mother Moose at Bullhead Lake

On the fifth day of our Road Scholar Glacier National Park hiking program, Alan and I hiked to Bullhead Lake with the fast hiking group. The trail leading from Swiftcurrent Motor Lodge had so many high points that it’s hard to pick a photo of the day. Glacial colored lakes, towering mountains and alpine meadows […]

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