Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks
by Erik Molvar (Falcon Guides)
© 2012 Erik Molvar/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
Worth every step you take to get to the top. The last couple hundred feet of elevation still had a few feet of snow and the trail was covered. The view is just breath taking on a good day.
Amazing views at the lookout of Lake McDonald and all the mountains around. VERY strenuous accent, about 35 switchbacks. Worth the trip. DO IT!! Push yourself. My Dad (55) and I did it and made it. So glad we did. Conquered our fears. Bring plenty of water and a lunch to enjoy at the lookout or a little down the trail at the hanging cliff looking to the East (I think).
I just want to remind people that this trail should be started early in the morning. It is a challenging hike and may take a while depending on skill level. But very beautiful!
Well worth the climb. 360 degree views that you will never forget. Not to many people get to see Glacier like this. Pack lite but make sure the camera is in the pack. One of the most rewarding hikes you will ever do.
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