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Glacier National Park Photos - 2005

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My June 2005 trip took my to Mount Saint Helens, Olympic National Park and North Cascades National Park before Glacier National Park. I was lucky enough to have 6 days in the Park.

While rainy and overcast much during much of my visit I still was able to take in great views at times. The drive from Cascades to Glacier was very long and I arrived at the historic Glacier Lodge at 2 AM.

I planned my hikes largely using Best Easy Day Hikes: Glacier National Park (which I recommend) and by talking to the rangers.

The first night I slept in the main lodge. I spent my first day in the Two Medicine Lake area and settled into the Swift Motor Lodge for 3 nights. I enjoyed ranger talks each evening in the Many Glaciers lodge. The second day I hiked in the Saint Mary Lake area (Piegen Pass). Day three I hiked Apikuni Falls. Day four I walked the Swiftcurrent Lake Trail and then a ranger lead hike to Redrock Falls.

Day five was a magical day. I started with a great ranger led hike to Iceberg Lake (I kept waiting for good weather which we finally got). Then I drove up to Waterton International Peace Park in Canada. The scenery at several overlooks on that drive were amazing. I then hiked the Bear's Hump trail and stayed at the Prince of Wales Hotel which was quite nice.

Day six was great also. I drove back and hiked the Hidden Lake trail. Several days earlier I had driven to Logan Pass (where the trailhead is) and literally you could not see 15 feet in any direction. I ended up at the Lake McDonald Lodge (which is "just" a motel but with a view that is amazing. I read American Gods sitting on the balcony looking at at this view - incredible. A great way to end my stay

Two Medicine Lake Area
picture of vista from Aster Park photo of purple flower
Waterton International Peace Park
photo of John Hunter in Glacier Waterton International Peace Park
Apikuni Falls, Swiftcurrent Lake and Redrock Falls
picture of Many Glaciers Lodge
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Going-to-the-Sun Road photo
Drive to Glacier from the Cascades
photo of road from Cascade to Glacier Photo of Lake Pend Oreille
Saint Marys Area
St. Mary Falls photo of yellow flower