しぜんのなかですごす一日はよい一日です。- A day spent in nature is a good day. 🌞
⭐Is this a good translation? Is the use of なか appropriate here?
This is a continuation of my American West travel series. I am picking up where I left off in my prior post about Glacier National Park. I shared my 2015 trip and introduced the park. Now let's see if I can add some more detail.
The main attraction here is the drive on the Going-to-the-Sun road, taking your through the park over a high mountain pass at 2025 meters, sitting on the continental divide. That's a climb of some 914 meters. The views are nothing short of stunning on both sides of the pass. The photos I am attaching here show just a little of that.
There is a small visitor center at the top of the pass and a fantastic trail that takes you a bit higher to the Hidden Lake overlook. That's easily my number one spot in the whole park. You can take in the views along the way, look for wildflowers, often encounter wildlife on the trail, such as the lovely mountain goats and bighorn sheep. Bears frequent the area as well, but I have not been lucky as yet to come across one there.
The road is open only in the summer season, usually late June or early July through mid-October. It depends on the conditions, the snow amounts that need to be cleared in the spring are staggering!
This road is definitely not for drivers with a fear of heights. There are steep drop-offs and often no guard rails. In the summer, the traffic is very heavy. This is a very popular park.
Again, I was there at the very end of September, so the views very especially colorful and visibility was outstanding. In recent years, there have been large wildfires in and around the park in the summer, sometimes forcing park closures.
I will finish this particular series in another post about the park. I have one more batch of photos I am eager to share and there is a bit more to talk about. Yes, this place occupies a special spot in my heart. Many memories... 💕
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