Smoke Fills the Valley

Smoke Fills the Valley by Robby Edwards

Glacier National Park, August 2006

Our last morning in Glacier, we decided to take the Going-to-the-Sun Road through the park on our way back to Missoula and our flight home. The forest fire had partially closed the main highway around the park, and with the detour it would take us about as long either way, so we choose the more scenic route.

Looking back along the Going-to-the-Sun Road, we could easily see the smoke from the forest fires as it clung to the valley. And while it looks like fog, it smelled like a campfire.