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A Miserable Day in Yellowstone!
A Test of Endurance
Bear Charges Trail Riders
Brother No.1 Takes a Hike
Camping,Boating and Bears!Part I
Camping,Boating, and Bears! Part II
Canoe Collision
Cooking School with M
Dust, Dips, and Bear Tracks
Family Forestry Expo
Fire Season!
Fowl Feast!
Great Falls
Grinnell Glacier Hike
Hoar, Ghosts, and Pits!
Lost on Father's Day?
M&E:Kids in the City!
Magical Missoula
Marmot Mountain Fun and Terror!
Mystery in the Rain Forest
Shuttle Bus Adventure
Snowshoe Fun on Winter Trails Day!
Splash Pass
The Big Fair!
The Blood Red Moon
The Great Goldfish Adventure
The Swan Rangers and the 79 Switchbacks!
The Tough Trail
Ticks, Elk, Buffalo, and More!
Too Much to Bear

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One day we all decided to go hike up to Avalanche Lake in Glacier National Park.  The Avalanche Lake trail is steep uphill, and has very vertical downhill.   We tried to be fast and pass people, while our parents were normal and slow.  At the lake we skipped stones, ate a snack, and enjoyed the scenery.  Our dad said that we should go to the snowfield, where we had been on a previous hike up to Avalanche Lake.  The only person who didn't want to go was our mom, but since it was three against one we decided to go.  We put our packs back on and started toward the snowfield.  Before we really even started, we heard a crack and a sound that roared like thunder.  The rumbling continued to build and began to sound like the popping of a long roll of firecrackers.  We turned toward the sound and saw snow falling down the mountain.  It looked like a waterfall.  We waited until it stopped, and then continued toward the snowfield.  More avalanches were spotted.  "E" thinks one sounded like a helicopter.  We didn't go all the way to the snowfield, only to a rocky beach.  A big avalanche chute was on the mountain across the lake from us, and we hoped it would slide.  We waited awhile, and then started back down the trail.  After we had gone a bit, we heard a loud roaring.  "E" was afraid that an avalanche was coming down at us.  "M" thought it was thunder.  It made "E's" heart pound.  These were the first avalanches we had seen in our life, and we saw them at Avalanche Lake in Glacier National Park.


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