That is water... it is cold and wet...

Trip Start Jun 25, 2010
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Trip End Jul 25, 2010


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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Well, we're driving to Olympia and the road is kinda bumpy. We've had a few RV issues but aside from that it's been a fairly boring ride. We passed Mt. Rainier while watching Avatar and are pretty close to the RV park we're staying at. The past four days have been spent in Glacier. We got there and the temperature change was pretty crazy. We went from about 80 degrees in Yellowstone to 50 in Glacier. So of course when setting up, it had to be raining, making it a little... unpleasant.

 The following day we took a hike at the Avalanche trail. It rained again but we got some really cool pictures of the waterfalls and river. That was pretty much all we did and we ended up being pretty wet by the end of the day. The next day we went horseback riding, though the horses were pretty much on autopilot. Then to top that we couldn't even take pictures because the flashes might spook the horses... of course this is funny considering that the horses are fine with bears. It was still pretty cool and we ended up seeing a coyote having a little "om nom" session with a squirrel. Oh yeah, it rained again. 

 Our last day we went kayaking. It was pretty cool though again, the weather seemed to hate us. We got to the lake we were going to kayak and the weather was awesome. The sun was shining, there was a slight breeze, the birds were singing... then we got out onto the water. Immediately after getting in the lake, the wind kicked up, it got really cold and there were whitecaps. Still, it was really fun (we got a much better workout). Then after landing when we were finished, the weather went back to the way it was before we went out. Wonderful.

Tonight we're just stopping for the night in Olympia before heading out to the Redwoods. We'll see how the weather is I guess. We heard a weather warning for extreme heat... 80 - 90 degrees.

~ Tim Hegberg
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 Darian Hegberg

 Well we're back on that bumpy road again...this time heading out to Olympia for a rest. Then we start driving again down to The Redwoods. The past several days we spent in Glacier national park and considering how in Yellowstone it was in the 70's and 80's the temperature decrease to the 50's was very noticeable. 

The first day in Glacier was quite rainy. It was very dull but we still made the best of it by hiking the Avalanche trail. It was fairly miserable because of the rain but once we got back to the RV everything calmed down. My family went out after the hike to go see some fireworks for the 4th of July celebration. It was truly an experience. 

The second day at Glacier we went horseback riding but we couldn't bring our cameras at the risk of scaring the horses which was unfortunate because about half way through the ride we spotted a coyote about 25 ft away enjoying a nice squirrel meal. Then it rained....again... Our thighs were soaked but they dried quickly once we got off our trusty steeds. As we all started walking off to our cars we all noticed we were wlking like cowboys and cowgirls. But nonetheless it was still a great day.

The final day at Glacier was definately better weather wise... sort of. We had decided to go kayaking at Saint Mary's Lake. The weather was very nice when we were setting up and breaking down the kayaks but during our time out, it was overcast and very windy causing the lake to be very choppy... but it was still fun. Tim and I manning the biggest and heaviest of the kayaks seperated from the group going against the wind, fighting the waves which made it fun. But unfortuantly we were called back and had to move our way to the coast so we didn't have to fight the waves. We stopped at the flat rock coastline and got a few rocks, many of them being future coasters, and headed on back to the other coastline. Great time in Glacier, definitely a time to remember.       
 
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