Hike to Avalanche Lake – One of the more popular hikes in the park it was easy to see why. Through an inland pacific rainforest to a high mountain lake with sheer cliffs and waterfalls the 5 mile trail is wonderful. Being the most popular also means there are many other park visitors on the busy trail. Even so, it was a great hike to a beautiful area.
Polebridge – A drive to the northwest part of Glacier NP would not be complete without a stop at Polebridge.Polebridge is accessed by dirt road that runs alongside the Glacier NP boundary (a great area for Fall colors). Famous for the mercantile with a great bakery (yes, that’s pretty much the whole town), The bakery certainly didn’t let down and the huckleberry pastries were awesome! This was also an opportunity to travel by dirt road into the park and visit Bowman Lake. A much less visited area of the park as well as a cold, overcast and windy day and I had most of this part of the park to myself.
Hungry Horse Dam & Reservoir – Hungry Horse Dam is in a deep narrow canyon on the South Fork of the Flathead River, between Columbia Falls and Glacier National Park. The dam was built as part of the Hungry Horse Project to provide hydroelectric power and flood control. At 564 feet, the dam is the 10th highest in the U.S.
Hungry Horse Reservoir, 34 miles long and 23,800 acres, is less than 30 miles from the Continental Divide and is surrounded by more than 25 mountain peaks.
It was a great area to spend the day sightseeing and hiking with Cory (not a National Park so Cory was allowed to hit the trails along with me).