|Water and rock on the trail to see the glacier.|
A few miles in, I start to hear stories of the grizzly and her two cubs. Each passing version of the story has a different angle. “The grizzlies were above the trail.” “They went down the valley.” “Those tourists ran towards the grizzlies and got close to the cubs!” “Look at this photo of the crazy tourists getting right up close to the mama and cubs—they are such idiots!”
Two hikers are stopped with binoculars pointing across the valley. They point and finally I can see the grizzly followed by her two cubs, tiny specks on the far hillside.
|On that far cliff is the grizzly and cubs.|
I keep climbing up to the glacier. Making extra noise. Then the sight takes my breath away.
|WOW this is Grinnell Glacier! What a sight! It is worth it!|
|All of these glaciers and ice fields used to be one continuous glacier, but are now getting smaller and breaking up as a result of climate change. I'm glad I got to see this glacier now, while it's still here. Because it'll be gone soon.|
All is clear though.