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We spent a total of a day and a half at Glacier National Park, not nearly enough, but we did manage to visit Two Medicine, Many Glacier, and drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road which roughly divides the park into northern and southern halves.

Our first afternoon was sunny but windy, with constantly shifting clouds. Aspens were near their fall colors peak.

Two Medicine Lake at Glacier National Park. The clouds were changing constantly due to high winds.

Two Medicine Lake at Glacier National Park. The clouds were changing constantly due to high winds.

The following day started with thick fog and a colorful sunrise near the town of St Mary, the eastern entrance to Glacier National Park.

Sunrise near St Mary.

Sunrise near St Mary.

In the Many Glacier area, the only decent shot I got was one of Lake Sherburne.

View of Lake Sherburne in Many Glacier area of Glacier National Park.

View of Lake Sherburne in Many Glacier area of Glacier National Park. Water level in the lake was very low because of the drought.

Going-to-the-Sun Road was a nice drive, despite the overcast sky. The following two shots give you a taste of what the scenery looked like from the road.

View from Going-to-the-Sun road.

View from Going-to-the-Sun Road.

Steep slopes and deep valleys as seen from Going-to-the-Sun road.

Steep slopes and deep valleys as seen from Going-to-the-Sun Road.

There were many waterfalls along Going-to-the-Sun Road. Even though they did not have as much water as in the spring, they still provided interesting views more appealing than the gloomy sky.

Waterfall seen from Going-to-the-Sun road.

Waterfall seen from Going-to-the-Sun Road.

Haystack Creek Falls flowing under a bridge on Going-to-the-Sun road.

Haystack Creek Falls flowing under a bridge on Going-to-the-Sun Road. It is much more impressive in the spring when lots of water cascade down the mountains.

Finally, the highest waterfall in Glacier National Park: Bird Woman Falls. It is named not for Sacajawea, but for the wife of either Old Sun or Lone Walker.

Bird Woman Falls.

Bird Woman Falls seen from 2 miles away.

A sign said Bird Woman Falls was 492 ft (150 m) tall, but the World Waterfall Database puts its height at 960 ft (293 m). That height includes an upper drop of 175 ft (53 m) seen near the top of the above photo, a larger tier of 560 ft (171 m), and a number of cascades between the two.

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