I’m afraid there isn’t much “essay” to this photo essay. This summer I went halfway across the country with some photo-shy punks.
I used to hate the National Park system. It tokenizes nature… it lets the federal government say “look, we have nature!” while gutting the rest of public lands. It still does those things and I still hate it for that. But there’s no denying the beauty of these places, and I appreciate the work that they put into making such beauty accessible to people while (usually) attempting to minimize the impact humans have on the area. Hell, if they weren’t in the process of destroying the rest of the undeveloped areas of the country, I could even applaud them for getting humans into specific chosen pretty areas so that the rest of the areas are left alone.
Of course, that’s not what’s happening.
But Glacier is beautiful, even if its namesake glaciers are almost gone. See them while there are any left to see, I suppose.