|Packing in binoculars.|
|A beautiful place to survey for an hour.|
|What a gorgeous trail!|
|Immersed in the richness of Glacier.|
|Any loons here?|
Also, I could think about the mountain goats apart from my annoyance at them for following me on my trip a few weeks ago. Where do mountain goats like to hang out? What are they doing? What are they eating? Why?
|Can you see any mountain goats up there?|
|Side trip past Mokowanis Lake to Pyramid Falls.|
While I didn’t “achieve” as many miles on this trip as I might have if I wasn’t doing surveys, taking time to volunteer as a citizen scientist helped me connect to this region more deeply.
For more information and to get involved
Check out Citizen Science at Glacier National Park
Learn more about the Loon Project in Glacier
For our two-night backpacking trip we started at the Chief Mountain Customs Trailhead and did an out-and-back past Cosley Lake and Glenns Lake, to Mokowanis Lake (details here). Note that permits are required for backpacking in Glacier National Park, and we did meet a backcountry ranger who checked our permits.