The trail to Iceberg Lake has to be one of the top hikes in Glacier National Park for sheer awe and beauty. Starting near Swiftcurrent Motor Lodge, the trail climbs 1200 feet in just under 5 miles, ending at an incredibly beautiful and massive glacier-carved cirque. In this particular ranger-led hike on the first of July, Iceberg Lake was still frozen solid so the iconic floating “icebergs” for which the lake is named had not yet formed, although the small lake just below Iceberg Lake was thawing. Along the way you’ll cross Ptarmigan Falls, see a wonderful variety of wildflowers and wildlife, pass through cool forests and climb steadily up above the treeline. A special thanks to the NPS Many Glacier Trail Crew who were working hard digging cuts through the snowdrifts blocking the trail. As the young man leaning on the shovel for a hard-earned breather said, “Just another day working in paradise.” For lodging info, visit www.glacierparkinc.com. Available on DVD from www.finleyholiday.com. Filmed in High Definition. For hiking information, visit www.nps.gov/glac.
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