One of the best parts about hiking 13+ miles to a glacier was finding a mermaid splashing in the lake at the end of the trail.
(In truth, this was not an actual mermaid, but a couple visiting Montana from Chattanooga, Tennessee. The tail was birthday gift gone wrong, which has since evolved into their own running gag. The hobby, which we nicknamed “extreme
Grinnell Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana. July 2018.