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Exploring the Great Northern Railroad and Glacier National Park

Great Northern Railroad and Glacier National Park; exciting winter exploration! I’ve long been a railroad buff, from the days in the 1950s when my late Uncle Bill used to take my cousin Bill Jr. and me down to the railroad tracks in Akron, Ohio to see the last of the steam engines come chugging into […]

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Montana’s Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, scenic, cold and uncrowded in winter!

        Last January,  we headed to Whitefish, MT, to join a group of ski patrol friends to ski at Whitefish Mountain (formerly, Big Mountain), tour into Glacier National Park and make our way south to Yellowstone National Parks.  I suggest such a winter trip should be on the bucket list for any […]

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A walk in the clouds…Glacier National Park

Grinnell Glacier in Glacier Park, slowly retreating as are all the park’s glaciers. Still stunning! Another view of Glacier from about 7,500 feet! Glacier from on high, with wildflowers in high bloom…! I’d like to say these photos are mine, but they’re taken by two of my nieces, Emily and Sarah Viall, on a recent […]

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Yellowstone Park: Winter splendor, no crowds make it a special place! (Part 3 of 3 part series)

A bull bison just off the Old Faithful boardwalk searches for something to eat Old Faithful Geyser erupts every 70 to 80 minutes; though in winter you might have the view all to yourself (vs. summer with thousands watching!) Snow coaches like these at Madison Junction, and snowmobiles, are the only transportation into Yellowstone Park […]

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What -38 degrees looks like! A very cold Yellowstone National Park and West Yellowstone (Part II of III installments)

After a scenic 1100 mile drive to Whitefish, MT to ski with old friends and a side trip to explore Glacier National Park, it was time to head south to West Yellowstone and Yellowstone National Park.  We had visited West Yellowstone and gone into the Old Faithful area of the park five years earlier in […]

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Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake in winter, cold and uncrowded! Part I of III installments

We were headed to Whitefish, MT, to join an old group of ski patrol friends to ski at Whitefish Mountain (formerly, Big Mountain), tour into Glacier National Park, then make our way south to Yellowstone and Teton National Park.  We met up on Super Bowl Sunday and the 15 of us hung out in beautiful […]

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What does minus 38 degrees look like (-38) in Montana?

My wife and I have spent the previous four days in Whitefish, MT, with old ski patrol buddies from Spokane.  There, the temperature hit a low of -14 degrees, and with a breeze dropping the wind chill to about -30, skiing was cancelled and we worked to stay inside, eat, drink and catch up!  Yesterday, we […]

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