Stories from the Trail: Glacier National ParkPosted: November 13, 2011
Over the summer the Bedrock crew headed inland to explore the precipitous trails and blue ribbon trout streams of Montana. Glacier National Park , located in far north-west Montana, is home to 25 active glaciers, grizzly bears, and wolf packs. Even during the late summer months the threat of snow never retreats. Wildlife frequent the trails more than humans and most trout have never seen an artificial fly. Glacier is wild.
Nick planned to take an 18 mile trail run this day but mother nature decided otherwise. At about the halfway mark, a large bear laid down on the narrow trail. In what he thought was a clever move, Nick grabbed a stick to make himself appear bigger and badder than the bear. It stood up on its hind legs and groaned. Twice Nick’s height and an order of magnitude heavier, it did not have to try hard to scare the living #$#@ out of him. Man is no god in Glacier.
Geologists travel from afar to study rocks at Glacier. Some of the oldest sedimentary rocks in the world host world class fossils.
Glacial lakes dot the park and mother several species of wild Cutthroat and Rainbow trout.
The afternoon Nick fought his bear I caught fish. A cutthroat caught on an elk hair caddis dry fly.
Nick trying out his Bedrock’s in the glacial snow. A bit cold but better than running in shoes.