In this post we will be leaving the Glacier National Park area, heading back to Missoula, Montana by way of some of the many state parks and forest systems, and then begin the journey back home.
We drove the scenic loop like we did last year, passing through the areas of Salmon Lake, Swan River National Forest, Seeley Lake, Lolo State Park, and Flathead National Forest.
Going in the Spring would be a wonderful colours showing, but we always enjoy travel during the early Autumn months and the colour changes are stunning.
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We had driven past what I thought to be a very large bird and the husby stopped so that I could take a look-see. I was thrilled when I walked back and saw this gorgeous possibly female, due to the size, Red-tailed Hawk~
So many wonderful colours and textures in nature's paint box~
From everything that we could see, this little Pine Squirrel and more like it, were going to have plenty to eat for the Winter. With deep snow, freezer cold temperatures, and non hibernating creatures... you have to wonder, how they survive~
When we travel, we stop often to walk the dogs. It gives us a chance to move about, take in fresh air and they enjoy all of the travel perks too. Soon to be 7 year old Meaka on left and Silveit turns 2 in January.
Now this below caused me to lose sleep, wondering if the man made it to his loved one at hospital, as well as to who would care for his dog, once they arrived. I wondered how much further he had to travel this way...I still wonder about it~
The morning that we were leaving Grouse Mountain Lodge, the soccer fields were covered in Gulls enjoying the morning light. I had made my way toward them, very quietly and was taking a few images, when a woman approached and up went her hands. She smile and said "Glad that I could be of some help" What? Oh well, the flight images do look much more beautiful then they did basking in the morning sun on the ground~
More Autumn colours~
A Mallard Duck had been safely hiding when the husby and our dogs showed up and accidentally startled it, but I was ready~
Meaka on left and Silveit with my husby~
Farewell to Montana, hoping to see you again one day, not too many moons from now~