Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness
by Scott Steinberg (Falcon Guides)
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When you get to the Glen Lake sign telling you 10 miles, in 2.8 miles you want to stay left. Trail head sits at 6680 feet, and Glen Lake sits at 7575 feet. Its a pretty easy hike if you are in fair shape. I average 5000 vertical per week climbing to the top of Mt Sentinal several times weekly. I could make it to the lake in about 45 minutes. With a group, plan on it taking 90 minutes to 2 hours. We had to cut through the snow in several areas. The lake is very small, sitting at the base of mountain. You will not get a view of the lake until you are within 200 yards. The edges of the lake were still frozen. We tried to fish, but had no luck. I am not sure if the lake has trout in it or not. It rained on us most of the way up, so we were wet and tired upon reaching the lake. We were able to get a fire going which was difficult because of all of the wet wood. My wife was able to locate some dry wood underneath some logs which saved the day. The lake is Beatiful, and the burned forest has a "Alice in Wonderland" fill to it as my 14 year old daughter described. I fully reccomend this hike for a fun family experience.
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