Apr
21

Avalanche at Two Medicine by Mike

It’s great to be back in Glacier Park. We made great progress last week while I was in Helena on the Blu-ray cover. We also had the opportunity to finalize some plans with Mark Walker, an outstanding Montana musician who has agreed to provide some of the music for the DVD. Thanks Mark!

Yesterday I headed back in toward Two Medicine in order to get some shots of Running Eagle Falls and the Two Medicine Valley. The lighting wasn’t right for the falls but I did grab some great footage of the Comma Butterflies that have suddenly started appearing.

At Two Medicine I visited with a wonderful lady who was heading out to go hiking and cross country skiing near Upper Two Medicine. We had a chance to see a couple of amazing avalanches on the north side of the lake. Of course by the time I got the Red camera fired up I was only able to catch the last few seconds. It was pretty darned dramatic when it was happening. The avalanche made a thunderous sound as the snow moved down the mountain which reminded me of the sound that glaciers in Alaska make when they are calving.

Later that day (after a couple quick sandwiches back in East Glacier) I headed toward Many Glacier. I met a gentleman named Mike who works seasonally for the Park. He had spent some time during the previous couple of days in Many. Mike indicated that he had seen a number of moose in Many Glacier and then someone had reported seeing a cinnamon colored bear a few days ago.

It is great to start catching glimpses of wildlife throughout the Park. Hopefully I’ll be able to capture some shots of Glacier wildlife to share with everyone in the next few days.