On June 16th, and Day 21 of trip, we woke up and headed to the East side of Glacier National Park. We drove by the painting-like lakes, Two Medicine Lakes, which were GORGEOUS! We drove to the Many Glacier Campground and picked out our campsite and set up camp. At this point it was at least 3 in the afternoon and we didn't want to waste the day so we thought we'd explore. We ended up hiking 3.5 miles up the Grinnell Glacier trail (one of the most popular hikes in the park) and it was absolutely breath-taking. We couldn't make it all the way up because the snow was blocking the trail but we made it far enough to see the Grinnell Lake. The only creepy thing about this hike is there were not too many people on this trail. Everyone we crossed paths with was heading back and by the time we started hiking back we didn't see ANYONE. Oh...yeah...and add in the scary fact that this trail is frequently visited by GRIZZLY BEARS! So you'd better believe that we were talking loudly the entire time and Rollin had bear spray in his hand just in case we surprised a grizzly and they started charging. But it was such a gorgeous day!
|Looks like a painting!|
|In the distance is the Many Glacier area...several valleys of trails and lakes to hike to!|
|We literally camped to the right of the giant knife-like mountain in the foreground!|
|Hiking the Grinnell Glacier Trail|
|I can't get over this view and the color of Grinnell Lake.|
|Even when the sun isn't shining on the lake it's still turquoise!|
|View from our campsite|