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The colors of autumn are gone but winter hasn’t arrived quite yet. Today was a balmy 45 degrees inside Glacier National Park. The golden aspens and the brilliant larch trees have dropped their leaves, leaving golden trim along the shore of Lake McDonald.

The park was so quiet today with very few guests visiting. On days like this, there’s something magical about being one of the only people in the entire 1.1 million acre park. As of this afternoon, there’s just a dusting of snow on the road to Glacier Bear, although the Going-to-the-Sun Road has already closed across Logan Pass, due to snow.

It was a cloudy day, but the mountain vista over Lake McDonald still takes my breath away, regardless of the season or the weather, and even if I’ve seen it hundreds of times.

Come visit us sometime in the fall… you’ll be so grateful that you did!

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