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Many Glacier Photo Gallery, August 2004

These photos were taken on August 13-14, 2004 in the Many Glacier area of Glacier Park. To see a trail map of the area, click here.

On the first day we hiked the Iceberg Lake trail, and on the way back took the trail to Ptarmigan Lake and Ptarmigan Tunnel. On the second day we did the Grinnell Glacier hike.

 

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On the Way to Iceberg Lake

This is about half-way up the trail to Iceberg Lake. Mountains are left-to-right Grinnell Mountain, Swiftcurrent Mountain, Mt. Wilbur.

 
 

Iceberg Lake Trail

This is another view on the way up into Iceberg Lake. You can see Iceberg Peak and Iceberg Notch.

 
 

Iceberg Lake

This is a great place for a picnic, especially after an uphill 4.7 mile hike.

 
 

Iceberg Lake

This is one of the surrounding views of the lake, Iceberg Peak with Iceberg Notch.

 
 

Ptarmigan Lake

Looking down on the lake from the trail that leads up to Ptarmigan Tunnel.

 
 

Elizabeth Lake

This is the view to the northeast from Ptarmigan Tunnel, about 2600 feet above the trailhead.

 
 

Grinnell Glacier Trail

The view from the trail to Grinnell Glacier. Mt. Gould with Angel Wing in the foreground, Salamander Glacier beneath the Garden Wall on the right.

 
 

Red Waterfall

One of the many little waterfalls you pass on the way to Grinnell Glacier.

 
 

Grinnell Lake

The waterfall is from the glacier meltoff, and it feeds Grinnell Lake. Mt. Gould with Gem Glacier and Salamander Glacier beneath the Garden Wall, Angel Wing in foreground.

 
 

Grinnell Glacier

We are still well below the glacier. Mt. Gould with Gem Glacier, Salamander Glacier and Grinnell Glacier.

 
 

Waterfalls at Grinnell Glacier

These are some of the waterfalls feeding into Upper Grinnell Lake, Salamander Glacier is up above.

 
 

Three Lakes

Looking back towards the trailhead, you can see Grinnell Lake, Lake Josephine, and Lake Sherburne.

 

 
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GOING-TO-THE-SUN ROAD

The construction of the Going-to-the-Sun Road was a huge undertaking. Even today, visitors to the park marvel at how such a road could have been built. The final section of the Going-to-the-Sun Road, over Logan Pass, was completed in 1932 after 11 years of work. The road is considered an engineering feat and is a National Historic Landmark. It is one of the most scenic roads in North America. The construction of the road forever changed the way visitors would experience Glacier National Park. Future visitors would drive over sections of the park that previously had taken days of horseback riding to see.

Just across the border, in Canada, is Waterton Lakes National Park. In 1931, members of the Rotary Clubs of Alberta and Montana suggested joining the two parks as a symbol of the peace and friendship between our two countries. In 1932, the United States and Canadian governments voted to designate the parks as Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, the world's first. More recently the parks have received two other international honors. The parks are both Biosphere Reserves, and were named as a World Heritage Site in 1995. This international recognition highlights the importance of this area, not just to the United States and Canada, but to the entire world.