Grinnell Glacier*^

Date: 08/03/2013

Location: Many Glacier, MT

Distance: 7.6 miles RT (with boat rides)

Elevation Gain:1400ft

Highest Point: 6500ft

Grinnell Glacier Trail (13)

Red Rock cliff dominated first 1/2 of the trail

Grinnell Glacier (21)

One of the several on the trail Waterfalls

Grinnell Glacier (23)

Grinnell Glacier Trail (12)

Lower Grinnell Lake

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.

Grinnell Glacier (26)

Grinnell Glacier (25)

Grinnell Glacier (28)

Upper Grinnell Lake and the Garden Wall

Grinnell Glacier Trail (3)

On the way down, the sun came out, and boat ride back revealed the splendor of Many Glacier to us.

Many Glacier (12)

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