October 5, 2012
No, this is not an archives photo — it’s autumn, in Glacier National Park. Photo from sometime in the past week.
View from Wild Goose Island Overlook in Glacier National Park; NPS photo
From the Interior Department Tumblr, America’s Great Outdoors:
The popular overlook at Wild Goose Island in Glacier National Park has a different look this week with fresh snow on the trees and mountains. Fall has definitely arrived!
When I was in Glacier N.P., there was a lot of this stuff at higher elevations. I don’t recall seeing it anywhere else. An odd plant. “Beargrass (Xerophyllum tenax) in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA. Original caption: In addition to a host of various wildflowers, Beargrass, a lily native to Glacier, blooms in abundance along the Iceberg Lake trail. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)”