Glacier National Park 2: Afternoon on Lake McDonald

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On a sunny, cloudless, windless mid-September afternoon, I took a boat ride on the DeSmet on Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park. Lake McDonald is the largest lake in the park, spreading its vast waters on the warmer west side of Continental Divide, not far from the western entrance to Glacier:



The tour was but an hour long, and in that span of time, only a partial section of the lake could be toured: essentially the central part of the lake. The waters of this massive lake were amazingly still and reflective, and the color blue dominated the scene, as lake, sky, and distant peaks all took on various hues of that one color. Here’s a sampling of photos taken that afternoon:



























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