Last night, Mei and I left the Miller Hall where we met up with our host family, Rosalyn at 4:45 PM. We had dinner at a restaurant along the road, and the food was awesome; we thought of ordering a burger but then we realized that it’s American size, so we ordered an Asian size burger instead. We made the right decision in ordering that; otherwise, we would have wasted the food again. We arrived at our host family’s house at Browning at around 9 O’clock at night; it was raining at some part of the roads that we got passed by, but we still be able to see many awesome spots like the nuclear stations for an instance. Moreover, the views along the way were awesome, there were two rainbows right after the rains and everything looked as good as new after the rain. Hence, although it’s a long drive, it’s all worth it after all.
Today, we had breakfast with yogurt and some fruits and we had some reading before we were heading to the Glacier Park. During the reading, I have come across a line which is totally mind blowing, the line written: “……everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence.”—Mourning Dove [Christine Quintasker] (1888-1936) Salish.
I totally love the theory of existence by the Indians here, because I believe, we were born on this earth all for a reason, there must be something that brought us here, there must be a reason behind our existences today. And I believe, everyone will find their own ways of living and existing on this earth one way or another, and even if it took time to find one, you will absolutely discover it one day, and it’s never too late for anything like this at all. After the breakfast, we went to the Crown where the Glacier National Park is located; it is about an hour drive from where we live. From the trip, I have realized that the Crown is the spanning corner of Alberta, British Columbia and Montana; the region includes two United Nations World Heritage Sites. One is the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Protects headwaters of three continental river systems. The second one is the Alberta’s Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump.
Due to the climate change, the glaciers and the snow packs that supply water for large, dry areas of both nations are rapidly shrinking. Significantly less water will flow from the Crown in the near future. Moreover, what’s once had 150 glaciers in the park now only have 25 glaciers left, and it is expected that the entire glacier will be gone by 2020.
When we were there, we hiked from ST. Mary to the East Flattop Mountain, we had hiked across 2 lakes and the water of the lake is just like Mirror.