Avalanche Lake in Glacier National Park is my favorite ‘first hike of the season’. spring and Fall are my favorite times to hike it because it is one of the most touristed trails in the Park during the summer, and for good reason. It’s fairly short with a round trip of 5 miles, not much elevation gain, and absolutely stunning views. You also get the see Avalanche Gorge (which is accesible by wheelchair), so it’s two for one! If any of you are runners, this is my favorite trail run (back when I used to run). I’m looking forward to being in running shape again, but for now hiking and scrambling are my new favorite activities.
Glacier National Park – Apgar Winter Hike
In the winter you start by hiking a couple of miles in to reach the trailhead for Apgar Lookout. This makes it a bit of an endeavor in the winter, so today we just went for a few miles, more just to get out than anything else. I love tromping through the glittering snow with the crisp air and the sound of water in the background.
We caught this gorgeous sunset on the way back from a hike on Going to the Sun road in Glacier National Park. The day couldn’t have been anymore spectacular. Perfect blue skies and sunshine are an elusive combination in the Flathead Valley during the winter. You can count yourself lucky if it coincides with your day off.
These photos were taken of the mountains surrounding Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park. I get mountain fever just seeing these photos. The sunset glow on Mount Vaught and Stanton is breathtaking. Can’t you just picture yourself on top of that peak. Maybe soon, we don’t have a final list of summits for the summer yet.