In July my Mom, Dad and little Sister, Chani, all flew into Seattle and then with Rachel we all drove out to Montana. We spent a few days camping in Glacier National park and then a few days at a family reunion. I have wanted to see Glacier for a few years and it was beautiful. Lots of mountain vistas and waterfalls, both of which I am a huge fan of. We were planning on going to Banff in Canada, but that didn’t end up working out and I was very happy with Glacier as the alternative. We still want to make it back up to Banff sometime though. We went when I was a teenager and the glacial melt, white/blue water lakes are amazing. I ended up having surgery to remove my gallbladder a week and a half before we left and so I was still recovering a bit and I didn’t feel up to doing as much hiking as I would have wanted to do in Banff so I thought it worked out pretty well.
Our first day in Glacier we hiked Avalanche Creek and towards the beginning there is a really cool waterfall, just the first of many I would love. It is on the side of the trail in a ravine. It’s really more a series of small waterfalls as the river runs through the ravine.
The trail took us up to a lake surrounded by a few different waterfalls. Which to be honest was a little bit disappointing. It wasn’t quite as spectacular as some of the other lakes and waterfalls. Continue reading