Last week, Charlie and I hiked up to Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park. The Chalet is accessible only by hiking or on horseback. We climbed 3300 feet over 6.7 miles, starting at Lake McDonald. It was stenuous and glorious, and the glass of lemonade provided when we got to the top tasted like nectar, and made me feel like this:

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Can you find the three Chalet Buildings in this photo? The photo is taken looking south. Yes, that is snow behind the Chalet in mid July.

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This was our sunset view from the Chalet looking West - Gunsight Mountain, with the shadow cast by Edwards Mountain.

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And looking east, across Lake McDonald.

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Even the closeup scenes were beautiful.

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All photos by Charles Janson, Nature Photography

 

 

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