I had the opportunity to vacation in Glacier National Park, Montana with my son Owen. It was an amazing trip and we were blessed with the chance to see several moose, a black bear, a grey wolf, and plenty of deer and other wildlife. We biked the legendary Going-to-the-Sun road (I recommend this for everyone!) and spent a week surrounded by some of the most amazing natural beauty I have seen. It was a great chance to recharge and reflect on many things without the hustle and bustle of the office.
We decided to spend a rainy afternoon rafting on the middle fork of the Flathead River (I figure rafting in the rain is a little like skiing in the snow – you’re going to get wet anyway). Fair warning – the water is a chilling 38 degrees, fed exclusively by snow and glacier melt. I recommend a wetsuit.
Near the end of trip, we passed under the original west entrance to Glacier National Park (now known as “Old Fenton Bridge”).
The guide explained that the wall surrounding the bridge did not survive the flood of 1964. The river rose so high that it washed away hundreds of trees and the wall — the only concrete structure that survived was the arch underneath. The guide’s comment, which struck me, was “just goes to show you the strength of the arch.” I love this imagery and realize that in many ways the arch supports those that pass over it (or under it by way of the river) every day. In many ways, I see our role at Clear Arch Health like this – we provide the underlying technology to keep people safe every day. Shouldn’t we all strive to be as strong and as resilient as the arch?