We dipped our toes into Glacier National Park, and I returned conspiring ways to see more of it. Could I lead photo tours for a year? Host camp weekend excursions? Just... camp? It is expansive, diverse, and breathtaking in ways you can't be prepared for. Our short visit included Trail of the Cedars, a boat ride on Lake McDonald, a secluded hike up to Fish Lake, and a more popular hike up to Avalanche Lake. Nights were spent in an Airbnb in Bigfork, MT. I could have spent several days photographing each of the trails we walked, and then months on the trails we didn't.
When we were kids we used to play in the woods near our homes, putting two thoroughly overactive imaginations to good use and literally "collecting scratches".
It was not difficult to recall that subtle feeling of misadventure as we walked through a Connecticut sanctuary, hopping puddles and dodging pricker bushes for our "boot shoot".
A beautiful day, a quality product, and a bit of nostalgia always make for a successful photograph.