Friday, May 15, 2009
There were so many things I saw today that I don’t know where to start. I packed up early and headed to Many Glacier to paddle
- An awesome view of
, Lake Sherburne
- a solitary big-horned sheep ewe (females),
- the Many Glacier Hotel in all it’s grandeur,
- a group of roughly a dozen big-horned sheep ewes,
- tracks that could have been someone’s dog…but could have been a bobcat, coyote or a mountain lion, I'll let you judge. My guess is a coyote. Here is a comparison:
- an aspen tree freshly eaten by a beaver,
- lots of moose tracks,
- several Common mergansers on the lake,
- the Many Glacier dock…docked on the other side of the lake,
- ice on Swiftcurrent lake, I even got to kayak on it! Ice Kayaking, a new sport! Just kidding.
- a big-horned sheep ram (male),
- a big-horned sheep ram sniffing a ewe’s butt…funny I know, but it happened,
- about 25 mountain goats sitting up high,
- and a grey jay sitting on a picnic table.
This is all proof that spring is here! The wildlife are out, the ice is melting and the sun is shining!
Weather: Partly cloudy, low 40’s, wind 10-15mph (roughly), the wind and cold temps together almost convinced me not to paddle the lake! I’m really glad I did paddle!