Montana Trip- August 2016

I visited northwestern Montana from August 19-26.  It was a wonderful retreat from the heat and humidity of the east coast (Virginia) as I was greeted with temperatures ranging from 44-75 degrees and dew points of 45% or less.  I flew in the Great Falls on this trip in contrast to past trips in which I flew into Kalispell.  The addition of time on the eastern slope of the Rockies was beneficial in seeing new areas (for me) and the potential benefit for additional avian, mammal or odonate species.

Along the way I encountered many interesting people from families out for a daily outing, to individuals biking up the “Going to the Sun” road to Logan Pass, to a young lady from France, who was hitchhiking Glacier National Park and heading  toward Washington State to a young couple from Denmark to several individuals enjoying their first encounter with Moose.

Individuals Having Fun:

Mammals Observed:

Some of the Bird species observed during the visit:

Views from Glacier National Park & other northwestern Montana locations: