I’ve shared the spectacular view from Apgar Mountain, overlooking Lake McDonald, in Glacier National Park in Montana. In fact, I’ve shared many pictures of the view. Before sharing a more recent picture of the glorious view, I decided that it might be interesting to change the perspective a little.
I’m aware that many people don’t have a clear mental image of where Glacier National Park is, much less the viewpoints inside of the park. Sure, people can look it up on a map or Google it and they can find that Glacier is in the northwest section of Montana, right up to the Canadian border. If they’ve read what I’ve written, they will also know that the park is located in the Rocky Mountains. Of course, there are also pictures that I’ve shared. However, that still doesn’t give a very good idea of the area.
To get a clearer idea of the area I continue to share in images, I decided to get a little help from Google Earth. First, I’ll show an image I’ve shared before of the view from Apgar Mountain. Then I’ll use satellite images from Google to give a better idea of exactly where the image(s) come from. Finally, I’ll share a more recent view from Apgar Mountain.
This might be interesting.
Here is a much closer view from probably only a few thousand feet. This should give a notion of where the camera is located and the sort of land that is around it. It is actually far more forested than the picture leads a person to think and there is a great deal more snow on the ground than is shown.
I don't know how often Google Earth updates their satellite images, either, and that could have a bearing on how little snow is shown in the image.