Monday, September 07, 2015

The Camper's Curse

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Dear Visitors to Glacier National Park,

I suspect your Labor Day camp outs were pretty much ruined by the weather over the past three days. I wish I could say I was sorry, but really I'd like to thank you on behalf of the entire local population. Such a large swarm of people determined to enjoy themselves in the great outdoors is an irresistible target for Mother Nature's contrary sense of humor, and she obliged by dumping up to ten inches of snow in our mountains (which have been ablaze for weeks) and two inches of sorely needed rain on the adjacent plains.

Also, a shout out to my cousin who did his part by not entering any of the rodeos this weekend because he planned to be home harvesting grain.

I do feel badly for those who traveled hundreds or even thousands of miles to revel in the Park's natural beauty. Please do come back next year. We'll probably need more of your weather karma by then.



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4 comments:

Laurie Lamb said...

Such beautiful photos. As always. :)

Mohamed Sakr said...
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Stephen said...

Lordy, send them here! We're coming into what feels like it'll e a dry Spring and we've got a LOT of tanks and dams that need filling before summer!

Kari Lynn Dell said...

What you need is a good high school rodeo, Stephen. In the spring and fall, they're damn near infallible as a way to guarantee oodles of cold rain.