~A hike to Avalanche Lake~

Avalanche Lake
Avalanche Lake

We spent our last day visiting Glacier National Park hiking along Avalanche Creek to Avalanche Lake. It is a gorgeous, gorgeous area filled with Red Cedar, Black Cottonwood, Hemlock trees and much more. Some of these trees can live to be a 1000 years old. One can not walk among them without being in awe of their beauty and feeling their strength.

 

Sights from our hike…

Avalanche Creek
A canyon of red argillite rock
Red Berries
Red Berries along the trail.
Trail to Avalanche Lake
Moss covered forest floor
Nursery Tree
Nursery Tree
Water, the gift of life
Water, the gift of life

 

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Tall, strong, beautiful trees

Mountains surrouding Avalanche Lake
Beautiful mountains surround Avalanche Lake

Avalanche lake sits at the base of 8694-foot Bearhat Mountain, which rises almost 4800 feet above the lake towards the northeast. The mountain dominating the view towards the south is 7886-foot Little Matterhorn. If you look closely at the cliffs and mountains that surround the lake you’ll notice several long waterfalls cascading hundreds of feet as they make their way towards the lake. (info taken from the web)

 

Avalanche Lake
Three Waterfalls
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Bearhat Mountain
Avalanche!
Avalanche! Named for the numerous avalanches that roar down the surrounding mountains in the spring!

In the morning we head home. We leave Glacier with sadness, happy hearts and fond memories. Will we return? You bet!

 

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