Glacier National Park: Wintersun on Mount Brown March. 2016

Bryan Harwood

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Last month Erin and I went on a nice vacation to Glacier because, 1. I got laid off from my temp winter job, and 2. Its only a 2 1/2 hour drive from home. We decided to make a day out of snow shoeing to the top of the Mount Brown Lookout. Well the day we did it, we lucked out and had a window of very sunny and gorgeous weather. We camped out at Lake Mcdonald for 2 nights and we had a lovely time enjoying each others compny and great views. The hike was quite difficult due to it being very snowy and snow shoes on powder is not easy, i dont care who you are!
Enjoy the fun Pictures :)

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Enjoyin a moose drool at camp yum

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This campsite aint bad, would you not say?

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sunset on Lake Mcdonald

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THis after about 2 hours of hiking out of treeline! Amazing wintry views

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Great bear wilderness to the south and Lake mcdonald
still climbing

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Ice capsuled Trees!!

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The Great Bear Wilderness canyons to the south, Ousel peak is right there

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really white. almost there!

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on top of the ridge headin to the lookout!

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View east from lookout

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View West lookin down at mcdonald

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North View into heart of the Park

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the main summit of Mount Brown... Not today thank you

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Stanton Mountain, Mount Vaught, Mcpartland Mountain, and Heaven's Peak! Sweet Skyline.

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Erin gazing into the world of mountains and Ice

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looking down at Snyder Creek and edwards mountain.

This was a Great little excursion! Glacier NP is limited in the winter unless you have intentions of snow play :)

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chandlerwest

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Crap! Sitting at my desk I can "feel the burn" of that trek. Ouch! I have been working up the nerve for over 30 years to get back up to that lookout. Maybe in June I'll get @Jeffrey Chandler up there. BEAUTIFUL
 

powderglut

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What a great trip! I didn't realize you can get into Glacier NP in the winter. (I know the road over the top is clear a very limited time.) And....I'm really amazed Lake McDonald wasn't frozen over. This is definitely one of the most picturesque parks in the states. I would have definitely skinned it on skis for the powder ride down. What potential for untracked powder!! Sweet trip and pictures!!
I got to see this park in the fall once a few years ago. My daughter worked a season waiting tables at Lake McDonald Lodge and she got us a deal at the cabins over at Many Glacier. Like the winter perspective you brought.
 
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