Farewell to Glacier… (May 2017)


Glacier National Park Montana
Storm clearing off Angel Wing above Swiftcurrent Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana (2010)
Glacier National Park Montana
Wynn Mountain from the Cracker Lake Basin, Glacier National Park, Montana (2010)
Glacier National Park Montana
Mount Helen from Dawson Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana (2010)
Glacier National Park Montana
Iceberg Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana (2013)
Glacier National Park Montana
Remains of the Grinnell Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana (2009)

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Redgap Pass Trail (Glacier National Park) 26-Aug-2013

Redgap Pass Trail Glacier National Park Montana

This was another of our sort’a bi-annual visits to this great park. This year we divided out time between Many Glacier Hotel on the east side and Lake McDonald Lodge on the west side, with the idea of doing some of the trails we’d missed before (or which had been closed due to bear activity). There were fires south near Missoula and the air was thick as we entered the park, but, thanks to a passing front that cleared the air during our first night in the park, it was almost clear (there was still a faint red tinge in the air) for the first two days of this year’s visit.

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Swiftcurrent Pass (Glacier National Park) 25-Aug-2013

Swiftcurrent Pass Glacier National Park Montana

This was another of our sort’a bi-annual visits to this great park. This year we divided out time between Many Glacier Hotel on the east side and Lake McDonald Lodge on the west side, with the idea of doing some of the trails we’d missed before (or which had been closed due to bear activity). There were fires south near Missoula and the air was thick as we entered the park, but, thanks to a front that passed overnight, it was almost clear (there was still a faint red tinge in the air) by the next morning.

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Ptarmigan Tunnel (Glacier National Park) 31-Aug-2010

Ptarmigan Tunnel Glacier National Park Montana

This was the second hike during our 2010 trip to Glacier National Park. We were at the Many Glacier Hotel again this year since it is at or near several trailheads. There is also a shuttle from the hotel to the free shuttle service that operates within the park and this allows us to do several long loop trips as dayhikes.

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Grinnell Glacier (Glacier National Park) 31-Aug-2009

Grinnell Glacier Montana

This is THE iconic hike on the east side of Glacier National Park. And thus it was the one where we encountered the most other hikers (20-30, including a ranger-led hike). It’s 11 miles roundtrip, and with 1,600 feet of elevation gain, from Many Glacier Hotel to Grinnell Glacier, so we got an early start (easy to do when the trail starts right from the hotel).

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