A bull Mountain Goat photographed in Montana's Glacier National Park.
The national parks of the Rocky Mountains are another region of North America I have traveled to consistently over the years. My father and stepmother took me on my first trip through the area in the early 1970’s, but my more thorough explorations did not happen until Momo and I spent two weeks camping and hiking Glacier National Park during the summer of 1985. We trekked virtually every trail possible during that short stay. I was thoroughly impressed with the beauty of the northern Rockies as well as the incredible flora and fauna. Many of the animals were so approachable. We had fantastic viewings of Mountain Goats, Bighorn Sheep, Hoary Marmots, Pica and Richardson’s Ground Squirrels at very close quarters.
On another trip through the region, I was able to spend a week in Rocky Mountains National Park in Colorado with Lien. There I was able to see many species of mammals and birds as well. I had my first good looks at Rocky Mountain Elk and other critters during that trip. The park is a spectacular area to say the least.
After my wife Lien died in 1998, my brother Larry and I spent a couple weeks road-tripping through the region in Montana. Later the next year, my bro’s and I did another road trip through Montana to see Glacier again! For some reason, I keep finding myself back in the Rockies. And I still want to go back yet again! Maybe this summer?
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Here are some images of my adventures in various parts of the Rockies: