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Hike to Avalanche Lake with Road Scholar

2012/09/11by Donna Hull


Hiking to Avalanche Lake in Glacier National Park

Today’s highlight, on our third day of the Road Scholar Glacier National Park hiking program, had to be the hike to Avalanche Lake in West Glacier. The trail travels through rolling terrain accompanied by the roar of water rushing down Avalanche Creek and a wind that whooshes through the old growth forest. After hiking 2 miles, we earn the reward of lunch on the rocky beach of a glacier-fed lake as waterfall ribbons stream down rocky mountainsides.

Have you hiked Avalanche Lake in Glacier National Park? Post a comment to share your experience. This is one boomer travel experience that Alan and I will definitely be repeating.

To see more photos from today’s Road Scholar hike to Avalanche Lake, check out the photo album at the My Itchy Travel Feet page on Facebook.

Disclosure: Road Scholar has provided this travel experience, but the opinions are our own.

A boomer travel and lifestyle authority who is exploring the world one activity at a time. Besides writing and publishing My Itchy Travel Feet, she also writes about boomer travel for My Well-Being Powered by Humana, Make It Missoula and is the author of New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure.

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September 12, 2012 at 6:11 am

One of my favorite hikes!


Donna Hull
September 12, 2012 at 7:22 am

Hi June, thanks for commenting. The trail to Avalanche Lake is on our favorites list too.


Wendy Schultz September 12, 2012 at 7:26 am

Yes, I have hiked to Avalanche Lake, many times. When I saw your picture, I had to chuckle, as we have many pictures by the big rock in your photo. My parents originally took me to Glacier, when I was around 13 years old (around 1975). We came back and spent 5 vacations in Glacier, and then my first year in college, I actually worked at Eddie’s in Apgar as a waitress!!! The last time I was there was around 1995, when I brought my own children to Glacier for a vacation. Since then I have instilled the love of travel in both of my children (who are now 21 and 23), and they continue to look for adventures! Enjoy your travels! Wish I was with you!!!! :)


Donna Hull
September 12, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Hi Wendy, thanks for sharing your Glacier N.P. stories with us. Hope you get to return soon.


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