I still have a lot of photos from Glacier to upload, but I wanted to fast forward a bit to the most beautiful and memorable spot from the trip.
Moraine Lake is the location I was anticipating more than anything on our trip. We got up extra early in order to be there for the best light and best reflections. The reflections here are beyond compare and the size of the Ten Peaks really humbles you and puts you in your place in the world. It truly is one of the most beautiful sights I will probably ever see.
For those that do not know, the milky blue/turquoise color of the water is attributed to glacial or rock "flour" or silt. Over years of pressure of the 1000+ feet of ice pressing down on small rock sediment the rock is compacted into a crystalline dust that absorbs all colors but blue. This flour does not settle quickly and thus the flour is suspended in the water and reflects light back as a rich, milky blue hue. This lake and many others in glaciated areas are fed by streams and waterfalls that carry meltwater from glaciers.