Josephine and Grinnell Lakes

Jul 31st 2009 — Glacier — 11:07 am

On Sunday we camped in Many Glacier and did a hike to Grinnell Glacier. I had attempted this hike with my parents in early June a few years ago. We had to turn back a few miles from the end because there was too much snow in the higher elevation areas. This time there wasn’t any snow blocking the way.

The hike is a little under 12 miles round trip, and offers some spectacular scenery the whole way.

Lake Josephine Lake Josephine 2 Lake Josephine 3 Grinnell Lake Grinnell Lake 2 Hil Waterfall Looking Back Grinnell Lake Grinnell Lake

Glacier National Park Westside

Jul 30th 2009 — Glacier — 9:02 am

The next day we drove up to Glacier National Park. We got there in the afternoon and being the middle of summer most of the campsites were already full so we drove out on the Inner North Fork Road to Logging Creek Campground.

There was a really excellent thunderstorm that night with a lot of thunder but not much rain. Thunder always reminds me of North Carolina.

Deer 3 Hikers Flower Logging Creek Burn Indian Paintbrush Hil Charlie Me

Downtown Missoula

Jul 29th 2009 — Missoula — 9:13 am

Hanging around in downtown Missoula.

DSC_8468-square DSC_8472-square Stadium Biking Oxford Charlie B Justin

Tubing the Blackfoot River

Jul 28th 2009 — Montana — 3:39 pm

Hilary’s brother Justin and his friend Charlie visited us from Atlanta over the weekend. On Friday we drove a little outside of town to go tubing on the Blackfoot. The weather was hot and the water was cold.

Justin and Charlie The Beginning Hil Tubin Justin Rapids Hil Rapids Charlie Jumping

2009 Coeur d’Alene Flatball Rodeo

Jul 21st 2009 — Misc — 9:02 am

Click on the picture for a gallery from an Ultimate tournament last weekend in Coeur d’Alene Idaho.
Missoula Ultimate

Sulock Family Album 5

Jul 16th 2009 — Sulock Family Album — 12:03 pm

1-Squirrel-Island Fenner-Ave-Treehouse Grandma-Davy Sulock-Siblings Me Halloween Mom-Randalls Protest Davy-Goomba

Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes

Jul 14th 2009 — Biking — 10:00 am

Jeff and Liz came up to Missoula for the weekend and on Friday we drove to Coeur d’Alene. Saturday was spent riding part of the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes.

Opening in 2004,

the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes is a rail trail which follows the former Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way from Mullan, a mountain mining town near the Montana border, to Plummer, a town on the prairie near the Washington border.

From the Friend of Coeur d’Alene Trails website.

The trail is 72 miles of asphalt, closed to all motorized vehicles, and usually following the Coeur d’Alene River. We did an 80 mile out and back ride from Enaville to the bridge over Coeur d’Alene Lake near the western edge of the trail.

Jeff Liz Campfire Bridge Coeur d'Alene Lake Bridge Downhill Biking Harrison Public Docks Marsh Busy Biking Hil Biking Coeur d'Alene River Trail Me

Climbing Shoshone

Jul 7th 2009 — Blodgett Canyon,Climbing,Montana — 10:55 am

A few more pictures of the upper part of climbing Shoshone.

Lunch Ledge Jason Dylan Me Nez Perce Clouds Blodgett Canyon On the Summit Jason Rappel

Blodgett Canyon Climbing

Jul 6th 2009 — Blodgett Canyon,Climbing,Montana — 2:59 pm

Over the weekend I was able to go climbing with Dylan and Jason, a couple of Missoulians. We went to Blodgett Canyon, a 40 mile drive south on Highway 93. The route we did was the South Face of Shoshone Spire, listed in the Falcon Rock Climbing Montana guidebook as a 7-pitch 5.8+, described as

Probably the first multi-pitch route climbed in the canyon and still a mandatory classic.

The climb is all traditional style, with no bolts anywhere. It was definitely the tallest climb I had ever done. A bit scary in places but still a lot of fun.

Flathead Buttress and Shoshone Nez Perce River Crossing Chimney Blodgett Rain Blodgett After Rain Nez Perce Down Canyon Looking Down

Glacier National Park Assortment

Jul 2nd 2009 — Glacier — 9:46 am

The final pictures of the hike and some miscellaneous pictures of our last day in Glacier.

Back from Ptarmigan Lake Approaching Many Glacier Hillside East of Logan Pass Waterfall Zoom 1 Waterfall Zoom 2 Mountain Goat Mountain Goat with Kid Mountain Goat Kid Mountain Goat with Kid 2 Sun Road Avalanche Trail of the Ceders

Close Encounters of the Goat Kind

Jul 1st 2009 — Glacier — 10:09 am

Three mountain goats joined us for a little while as we were enjoying the view. Mountain goats are seen quite a bit in Glacier, but it was interesting to see them in their natural environs rather than right beside the road.

I also added a “Wildlife” category if you want to scope out other pictures of ferocious beasts.

Ptarmigan Tunnel Trail Ptarmigan Tunnel Trail 2 Mountain Goat 1 Mountain Goat 2 Mountain Goat Tongue Mountain Goat 3 Mountain Goat 4 2 Mountain Goats 2 Mountain Goats Again Mountain Goat Climbing Mountain Goat Climbing Find the Goats Mt Gould Ptarmigan Lake View Going Down

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