Glacier National Park was in great form for a perfect day of snowshoeing and blue sky photos! You can’t see much of the park in the winter, but what you can see makes up for it in the magnificent snow capped peaks. A stop at the boat launch on Lake McDonald is always worth a look. No matter how many times I see that view, it still takes my breath away, especially in the winter!
The road is gated in the winter just after Lake McDonald Lodge (also closed in the winter), and we often snowshoe/ski right up Going to the Sun Road for a couple of miles. I’m still working on getting into shape to go all the way to Avalanche Lake and back, about 15-16 miles in the winter (only 5 miles in the summer). I think the views would be more than worth the effort! A few years back, we went as far as Avalanche Gorge (10 miles), and it was totally amazing in the wintertime. We hiked in boots because there wasn’t much snow, but I think the key is to ski in to the gorge to save energy and then snowshoe in from there, unless you have skins for your skis to make the hills easier.
Hope everyone had a great holiday season!
See you next week as we continue our Canadian Adventure series!