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It's hard to believe my visit to Glacier is going on 3 yrs now. My memories are so vivid that I can almost smell the pines, hear the whisper of the wind and feel the cool clean air in my face.

I took hundreds of pictures while I was there. I lost a bunch when my old microdrive crashed, but still came home with a nice collection. I keep kinda busy most of the time, so it seems I get a few loaded, get busy and then don't get back for some time. So now, between shooting, I go back and look at what I didn't post and see so much, I could probably choke the system :-)

This view is from the Pigeon Pass Trail. I only hiked a few miles of the trail, but what I did hike was so wonderful, I almost cannot find the words to describe it. I picked up the trail not far from my camp in the Sunrise area. The trail follows the shore of St. Mary Lake on the easter front of the mountains. As you make your way along the lake you pass a number of streams and and chasms. One of the more remarkable spots along the way is Barring Falls, not huge, not very dramatic, but cool, sparking clear water rushes by on it's way to the lake. Following the way eventually brings you to St Mary's falls, which is one of the prettiest sights I've ever seen. They are not huge, but they are situated in a deep gorge at the head of the lake and offer an outstanding photo op for anyone who ventures this way. The trail contiues on many miles from here, but to be honest, I can't manage much more than 10-15 miles and I was about to the point where the round trip would be that much, so I made St Mary's Falls my turning point.

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