Clouds Dancing With Mountains

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NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D5100
State/Province/Region
MT
Country
US
Town
Saint Mary
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On our annual pilgrimage to Glacier National Park, one of my requests was to watch the sunrise from Logan Pass. The morning that we planned this was preceded by a cold, rainy night in our tent down at the Apgar Campground near Lake Macdonald. It's a long drive to the pass from there, so we were up well before first light. The aptly named Going to the Sun Road winds almost unbelievably up the mountains towards Logan Pass. The fog was so thick I could barely see the center line or the rock barrier that keeps you from plummeting hundreds of feet to the valley floor. I was delighted to finally see the summit and hurriedly pulled into the parking lot. It was quite breezy and completely fogged in but I began to see hints of light above me. There were just a few seconds of warning as a break in the clouds passed over Mount Clements to the West. I anticipated what might happen as that break moved to the east. I was not prepared for the immensity of the scene though as the rising sun illuminated the valley as the clouds began to dance with the mountain tops. Glacier is truly a magical place.

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Date Added
December 18, 2014
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December 18, 2014
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