Tuesday, June 27, 2006

5:30AM - Today’s hike.
In yesterday's post we wrote about hiking to Grinnell Glacier. However, this morning after reading our trail guide, a hike around Swiftcurrent Lake seemed more attractive.

8AM - Breakfast at the trailhead.
The Grinnell trailhead has a picnic area where we ate a very nice breakfast before heading up the trail. Eggs, sausage, bacon, bagel, apple juice and a fresh pear.

9AM to 11AM - Hike to Lake Josephine.
There are two lakes on this hike. First comes Swiftcurrent Lake and then Lake Josephine. The lakes around Glacier have that spectacular color that comes from being fed sediment filled water from glacier melt. This sediment is held in suspension and reflects the sunlight.

You may ride a boat from the hotel on Swiftwater Lake, offboard at the far end of the lake and walk to Lake Josephine and get aboard another boat to complete your tour. Today a ranger was giving a talk on the boat. We met the wonderful Grant family at Lake Josephine who may want to become fulltime RVers!

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Swiftcurrent Creek bridge (left) and Swiftcurrent Lake and hotel (right).



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Lake Josephine (left) and The Grant family of Indianapolis.



2PM - Swell site in campground!
We have found a really great place in the campground for our 2nd nite here. Site #31 is in the full sun for Mr. Sunny and has a clear shot at the space station for Mr. Datastorm. It is amazing that more people are not here enjoying Glacier Park in June. The weather is mild, only in the 80°F range this afternoon.


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