Glacier National Park
Sept 1 - Sept 8, 2012
In 2006, Melanie and I made our first visit to Glacier and Waterton National Parks. Unfortunately, that first visit was only for one week, and the two parks are so large that we missed a lot of the highlights. We definitely wanted to return, and over the Labor Day holiday in 2012 we found the opportunity for a second week long visit.
My goal for this trip was to do some of the longer premier hikes that we missed the first time. Each of these hikes is over 10 miles long, with significant elevation gain, but they all promised great rewards - namely, fantastic views! Fortunately the weather cooperated and we had the opportunity to complete each hike. The links will take you to the photographs I took on each hike. Enjoy the pictures, hopefully they will inspire you to make your own visit to Glacier and Waterton and try these hikes on your own.
These are the resources we used for planning our vacation. The map is especially useful for identifying landmarks and planning hikes
All the graphic images are my own, but the textured background is taken from a site, EOS development, that offers non-profit users free use of their graphics. Click below to visit their site.