I’ve been been chomping at the bit to explore Glacier for many years. This September seemed like the perfect op as the park was starting to show it’s fall colors and the park’s summer crowds were subsiding. In fact with only 2 of the park’s 10 hotels open, I had the place all to myself. An added bonus was some spectacular weather…cool mornings, mid 70s during the afternoons.
That’s not to say that storms can’t hit without warning…the park received 14 inches of snow the week before I arrived.
The first part of the trip started in the Many Glacier section of the park, which is considered to be the best single spot for hiking. The view below is right in front of the Many Glacier Lodge perched above Swiftcurrent Lake.