Its officially the first day of summer! The only thing better than that is the fact Going To the Sun Road is open in Glacier National Park. What a great week! Spring Fever for this gal can only be cured in three ways: hiking in Glacier, planning a hike in Glacier, and talking about planning a hike in Glacier.
At this point in my 25+ year love affair with Glacier National Park, I’ve hiked most of the “on-trail” hikes that I’ve had a hankering to do. And some of those trails, like the dusty, well-worn path to Iceberg Lake, I’ve hiked numerous times. But no two hikes are alike, and there is no trail I’ve grown tired of yet – oh, certain portions of certain trails, to be fair – does anyone really harbor deep affection for that very last mile down from the Loop/Highline Trail/Granite Park Chalet trail, when it’s buggy and thronged with tourists and the sun beating down on your head intensifies the ache in your twelve-miles-in-shins? Not me.