Location: Many Glacier, MT
Distance: 7.6 miles RT (with boat rides)
Highest Point: 6500ft
This trail got me started.
No wonder, all the accolades from hiking pundits (listed as one of the best day hike in US by National Geographic) and casual walkers alike brought it to my attention while researching for our GNP trip in Aug. 2013 . Weather was foul, rainy and foggy. Jeannette bailed out, but Tim, Katy and I pushed forward, because there wasn’t anything else to do in the park and like a chore, I just wanted to scratch off “hike a trail” from my GNP to do list. Trail was beautiful from the start at Lake Josephine boat dock. After initial switchbacks, we ascended red rock cliff, traversed under waterfalls, awed by mountain peaks and emerald lakes. Rain stopped along the way. Everything’s magical.
At the glacier, the makeshift turkey sandwich and common fruits never tasted so good.
On the way down, the sun came out, and boat ride back revealed the splendor of Many Glacier to us.