Photo: Most people who have visited Glacier National Park in Montana have probably captured this very photo as you are coming in from the east entrance to the park along the Going To The Sun Road. The tiny island is Wild Goose Island sitting in the middle of St. Mary Lake.
The mountain peaks on the south side of the lake (left in photo) include Red Eagle Mountain, Mahtotopa Mountain, Little Chief Mountain, Dusty Star Mountain and Citadel Mountain. Gunsight Mountain and Fusillade Mountain are at the far end of the lake. And on the north side, (to the right) not really captured in the photo are Goat Mountain and Going-to-The-Sun Mountain.
Not much further down this road was where I had my first encounter with Grizzly Bears. A pair strolling along up on one of the mountain slopes. It was an amazing sight to behold. A gift.
I chose this pick for the quote, because it’s when we overcome our doubts and fears that we will experience the greatest adventures, encounter the greatest beauty, replace our ignorance with knowledge, and have our ego put in its place, having seen what a tiny speck we are in such an infinite Universe.