Glacier National Park, the Alps of America

It's really hard to put Montana's Glacier National Park into words. I spent most of my week there with a pen and notebook in hand a couple weeks ago, but found it hard to put into words how stupid-beautiful it was. And to think that years ago, it had many more times the number of glaciers that it has today.

Growing up in a farm in rural North Carolina and living in the West Coast's largest metropolitan areas the last few years, it's hard to believe something like this exists in the U.S.. But I think the beauty of Glacier National Park can be summed up in the words of a friend when scrolling through some of my photos recently, when they said, "Are those the Alps?"

There is much, much more coming your way on Montana in the coming weeks, but for now, let your eyes be dazzled by glaciers and bears and moose and European chalets and glacial lakes, oh my.

 Our Montana travel crew at the Glacier National Park Entrance

Our Montana travel crew at the Glacier National Park Entrance

Glacier National Park Helicopter tour
Glacier National Park Helicopter tour
Helicopter for Glacier National Park
Helicopter for Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park from helicopter
Glacier National Park from helicopter
 Aerial of Glacier National Park

Aerial of Glacier National Park

 Glacier National Park from up high 

Glacier National Park from up high 

 Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

Glacier Distilling Company
Glacier Distilling Company
Glacier Park Lodge
Glacier Park Lodge
Glacier National Park overlook
Glacier National Park overlook
Lake Sherburne on the eastern side of Glacier National Park.
Lake Sherburne on the eastern side of Glacier National Park.
Many Glacier Lodge
Many Glacier Lodge
Many Glacier Lodge at Glacier National Park
Many Glacier Lodge at Glacier National Park
Many Glacier Lodge in Glacier National Park
Many Glacier Lodge in Glacier National Park
 Many Glacier

Many Glacier

Glacier National Park hiking trail
Glacier National Park hiking trail
Lake Josephine in Glacier National Park
Lake Josephine in Glacier National Park
Lake Josephine in Glacier National Park
Lake Josephine in Glacier National Park
 Hiking Many Glacier on the way to Lake Josephine

Hiking Many Glacier on the way to Lake Josephine

 Many Glacier 

Many Glacier 

 Many Glacier Lodge for dinner

Many Glacier Lodge for dinner

 The view heading toward Many Glacier

The view heading toward Many Glacier

Moose in Glacier National Park
Moose in Glacier National Park
 Why did the bear cross the road in Glacier National Park? 

Why did the bear cross the road in Glacier National Park? 

Ice cream in Whitefish, Montana
Ice cream in Whitefish, Montana

And then we did a choreographed music video...Because when in Montana, you do a choreographed music video to "Meet me in Montana."