Hiking Glacier National Park

Day three of our girlfriends getaway adventure had us heading to Glacier National Park for our all day hike.

The gorgeous scenery on the drive got us even more psyched.

On the road to Glacier National Park

We made a quick stop at Many Glacier Lodge.  Our hostess, Ellen, worked at the hotel for two summers in college. We have all heard stories over the years of her happy times at Glacier and now she was finally able to give us the tour in person.  This is the view from the back deck of the lodge.

View from Many Glacier Lodge

Back in the car, we headed up the road a bit to the start of the Iceberg Lake Trail.  This sign greeted us…they are not joking about this bear stuff!

Bear sign

Our intrepid group, equipped with bear spray (2 cans) and bear bells, headed out on the trail.

Hiking Iceberg Lake Trail

Beauty every where we looked.

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

We took a break for lunch at Ptarmigan Falls.

Ptarmigan Falls

Iceberg Lake is just over there.

Trail to Iceberg Lake

to Iceberg Lake

And then we came to this.

A series of snow patches made the trail a bit tricky.  The US Park Service’s trail closure and our sanity made us decide to turn around here, just a little short of Iceberg Lake.

The trail provided a glorious array of sights from peaks to meadows and everything in between.

Glacier National Park

And this bonus – a MOOSE!

Moose

We were all just a tiny disappointed that we didn’t see a bear. We were hoping for a very far away and not interested in us bear, of course.  So, you can understand why we were very tempted by this.

Great Bear Adventure

Great Bear Adventure! Drive In With The Bears! Your Car Is Your Cage!

Alas, we missed our opportunity.  The Great Bear Adventure was closed.

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Comments

  1. I can’t get over the immense beauty of the scenery there. It’s awe inspiring!! And you saw a moose!! WOW!!
    I really wouldn’t need to see a bear sign to remind me not to feed them or get near them!! AT ALL. I have to admit. I would have been COMPLETELY disappointed to get to a place that said “Your car is your cage” only to find it closed!!! –Lisa

    • Everywhere we looked the beauty was breathtaking! We were all set to spring for the $7pp to drive in with the bears…so sad it was closed. The sign said, “Weather and Bears Permitting”. I guess the bears were on vacation that day.
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  2. Beautiful pictures! I visited Glacier National Park once and I still remember how gorgeous that area is. I also remember falling into a glacial stream on a hike there. Yep. Sure did. Just call me grace.

  3. Wow! Glacier is high on my list of parks that I would like to visit next and you just inched it closer to the top. Looks like a fabulous trip!

  4. How spectacular! I haven’t been to Glacier Natl Park since I was a kid and my husband’s never been – will have to go! Looks like you had a fantastic and memorable time. Thanks for sharing the beauty.

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