Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Grinnell Falls, Many Glacier, Glacier National Park, MT

Lake GrinnellLake Josephine & Mount Gould's
Walked on a swinging bridge! Hike the South Shore Two Medicine Trail and dangle over the creek on the seasonal bridge.
Mini Grannell LakeThe Grinnell Glacier Trail begins in the Many Glacier Valley. The trailhead is located just down the road from the Many Glacier Hotel at a picnic area. The trail first follows the shoreline of Swiftcurrent Lake for about a half-mile. It soon emerges onto the shores of Lake Josephine. From here, the Grinnell Glacier Trail offers superb views for its entire length.

The trail follows Lake Josephine on the lakes western shoreline, gradually increasing in elevation. Beautiful views of Mount Allen, Lake Josephine and Mount Gould surround the hiker on this section of the Grinnell Glacier Trail. Near the inlet to Lake Josephine, a spur trail leads down to Lake Josephine.

Loons on Swiftcurrent Lake

Boat Ride back across Swiftcurrent lake to Historic Many Glacier Hotel

Hiked 5.6 miles

animals seen: Ptarmigans, Loons, Grizzly bears

Many glacier hotel evening Program
Meet downstairs in the Lucerne Room of the Many Glacier Hotel for an evening slide program on the wonders of Glacier National Park. 45 minutes

Extremely fast and thorough Geology 101 Glaciation talk with slides that put David Alt's to shame, it was fantastic.