Uncategorized

Swiftcurrent Pass is one of our favorite hikes!

Many Glacier offers lots fantastic outdoor adventures, but we LOVE Swiftcurrent Pass. Pack a lunch and plenty of snacks for a day filled with incredible views and lots of wildlife.

P1030682
Take the Swiftcurrent Pass trail from Many Glacier Hotel. You’ll explore a beautiful chain of lakes along the Swiftcurrent valley before climbing for these stunning views.
P1030601 - Copy
Love the sound of this creek and what a backdrop!
P1030603 - Copy
Multiple meadows on this trail provide great mountain views.

Remember there is no prize for getting there faster, so take your time. Smell the flowers, skip stones over quiet waters, listen and look for wildlife that could be just out of sight. Pack a good lunch. We bring sandwiches and fruit for lunch, as well as local jerky or nuts for snacking.

P1030617
Jim is checking Jake Bramante’s hike734 Day Hike Map. You can find his Trail Maps at Glacier National Park Stores or online at http://www.hike734.com.

P1030623

P1030632
Jim used his filter to refill our reusable water bottles.

If you plan longer day hikes, you’ll find more wildlife and fewer people. Start early to miss the crowds, enjoy cooler weather and get back before dusk.

P1030662
We heard the moose in the brush before she walked into the lake.
P1030665
We got excited to see her baby close behind!
P1030678
Not enough sunblock meant a slight sunburn that night.  Wear a lightweight button-down shirt and wide-brim hat to avoid too much sun.
P1030694
This male moose still had his velvet. He sat in this water to stay cool for more than a half-hour.
P1030702
Our first Brown Bear encounter! We were excited to spot this Brown or Grizzly Bear way up on these mountain cliffs. We didn’t need it on this day, but always carry Bear Spray. You’ll want to read the instructions and become familar with it before you’ll ever need it.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s