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Stopping for lunch at Grinnell Lake


Grinnell Lake in Many Glacier area of Glacier National Park

On our fourth day of the Road Scholar Glacier National Park hiking program, I just knew that Many Glacier Hotel would be my chosen highlight of the day—after all, a stay here has long been on my boomer bucket list. And the historic hotel is worthy of a mention. But, Grinnell Lake claims today’s honors. Our group stopped here for lunch during an 7.2-mile hike that started from the hotel. Alan and I perched on a fallen log to eat our lunch as the wind whipped across glacier-fed Grinnell Lake where crystal-clear water near the shore merges with the aquamarine of glacial run-off farther into the lake. In the distance, waterfalls stream from the base of jagged peaks. I can’t think of a better picnic spot, even if it was a bit cold and windy.

Alan and I have many more photos and stories to share from this boomer travel adventure. By the way, if you are keeping up with our progress, today marks over 20 miles of hiking since our Road Scholar hiking program began. Don’t miss our Grinnell Lake hiking photos at the My Itchy Travel Feet page on Facebook.

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

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