Hey y’all! I have had such an exciting week! Cole and I spent the week in Glacier National Park with seven of my Natural Resources students. We had such a great experience!
On Monday, we flew out of RDU. Some of the students had never been on a plane, so that was an adventure in itself.
On Tuesday, the group hiked 6 miles up and around Cyclone Mountain, located in the Whitefish mountain range. The hike elevated us a little over six thousand feet, but rewarded us with some jaw-dropping views. Look how happy these boys are!
On Wednesday, we headed deep into the park and completed a seemingly-short three mile hike towards Avalanche Lake. Sometimes, it felt like we were in a jungle!
On Thursday, we changed it up a bit, hiking a snow-covered 3 miles to Hidden Lake Overlook. Crazy thing about Montana- it can be snowy, but warm, all the way through July! We even got to see a silly Mountain Goat with his tongue sticking out!
Overall, the experience was extraordinary. The kids seemed to have a blast, and I had a great time. I highly recommend getting out there. GNP is a treasure, that’s for sure.
A big thanks to the Glacier Institute, specifically the Big Creek Education Center. The staff were awesome, and made the whole experience so fluid.
For now, I am going to go sleep. For days.