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Lake McDonald at the Apgar Village, Glacier National Park.

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Lake McDonald, Apgar Village Glacier

Hello!

No, we are not still at Glacier caught up in some sort of time warp. Unless we are.

Seriously, during our EPIC Glacier Meet Up and Adventures I had no internet or phone service. My EPIC Glacier Meet Up Day 1 Diary  was created and posted by borrowing Thinking Fella's cell phone Hot Spot via the Sundance Camp Site.

The second  diary "EPIC Glacier Meet Up Day 2: Where's Figgy?",  was created by borrowing jakedog's "Hot Spot" also from the  Sundance Campground.

Day 3 I attempted to visit Daily Kos and it was down for me. I understand it was down for some of you too. Inside Glacier National Park there are no cell towers, no internet or cell phone service 90% of the time. So no Daily Kos or live blogging as we had hoped. All combined we as a group probably shot about 4,000 awesome photos. I don't know if you have ever tried to upload hundreds of photos at a time with land line internet, but try doing so via wifi. Heh! I have a few bald spots.

Lake McDonald, Apgar Village Glacier
Going where  no alien has gone before,  Joshblu braves the frigid Glacier waters of Lake McDonald.

Lake McDonald, Apgar Village Glacier
The water is amazingly clear.

Lake McDonald Day3 Glacier
Figgy figbashing me! jakedog picked her up at the West Glacier Amtrak Station the night before.

Lake McDonald Day3 Glacier
Beautiful kossacks Blu Gal in DE, jakedog and figgy waiting to commandeer, um, rent a boat on Lake McDonald at the Apgar Village, Glacier National Park.

Lake McDonald Day3 Glacier
With our Captain jakedog we were off on an adventure.

Lake McDonald Day3 Glacier

Lake McDonald, Apgar Village

Lake McDonald, Apgar Village

Lake McDonald, Apgar Village

Lake McDonald, Apgar Village

Lake McDonald, Apgar Village

Lake McDonald

Ojibwa & SOC picnic Lake McDonald

Lake McDonald, Apgar Village Glacier
Blu Gal in DE whom I feel in love with spotted the following two things:

Lake McDonald, Apgar Village Glacier
Clouds that resembled a bear's paw.

Lake McDonald
A small waterfall. Woot Blu Gal in DE!

Ojibwa & SOC picnic Lake McDonald

Lake McDonald, Apgar Village Glacier

Lake McDonald

After our adventurous boat ride it was time to find Ojibwa:

Lake McDonald, Apgar

Lake McDonald, Apgar
At the Apgar Picnic Area, Ojibwa and state of confusion had a lovely potluck picnic waiting for us along Lake McDonald.

Ojibwa & SOC picnic Lake McDonald

Lake McDonald, Apgar
Kossack SnowGhost surprised us! (Blue Gal in DE, me, Thinking Fella, SnowGhost.)

Lake McDonald, Apgar
After Ojibwa performed a Native American Pipe Ceremony, he grilled up some hot dogs.

Ojibwa & SOC Lake McDonald Picnic

Lake McDonald, Apgar
Thinking Fella's Awesome Salad along with some more yummies.

Lake McDonald, Apgar
A deer checking out Wally.

Ojibwa & SOC picnic Lake McDonald

Ojibwa & SOC Lake McDonald Picnic
A raven landed in a tree and then flew away during the Pipe Ceremony. This one checked out the area as we picnicked. They are very large birds.

Ojibwa & SOC Lake McDonald Picnic

Ojibwa & SOC Lake McDonald Picnic

Ojibwa & SOC Lake McDonald Picnic

Lake McDonald, Apgar

Ojibwa & SOC picnic Lake McDonald
Beautiful places shared with beautiful friends. Having the times of our lifes. Thank you!

Stay tuned, we have more EPIC Glacier Meet Up diaries to come.

This EPIC Glacier Meet Up will be an annual event. We are now discussing a meet up again in September 2014. A four day weekend with accommodations inside Glacier National Park.

If you are interested please let us know in the comments, or if you prefer send me a kosmail.

Originally posted to Pink Clubhouse on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 10:33 AM PDT.

Also republished by Koscadia, Daily Kos Oregon, PacNW Kossacks, and National Parks and Wildlife Refuges.

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