I'm estimating on mileage here...I'll adjust when Tibber posts her GPS'd data. I was just along for the walk
This was our introductory hike to Glacier National Park. We'd spent 4 days driving up from Tucson with our '61 Aristocrat Land Commander (a camping trailer), and I was TOTALLY ready to hit the trail on my own two piernes
. It was a great start to our explorations. Mr. Wendy even loved this hike. It starts with a fun boat ride (thanks Captain Graham - you'll play another role in our Glacier adventure before it's all over!), and hits three spectacular waterfalls. Of course, it doesn't hurt that the snowpack was still considerable, even at the end of July! Although we had to re-think many of our plans due to snow and bear closures, it certainly made for some awesome waterworks down in the valley (and some stress about possible bear encounters).
I was worried after hearing reports of this being a popular and easy hike - I figured the crowds could really ruin it for me. And while there were many more folks on the trail than I'm used to seeing, it never felt as bad to me as the easy trails in Yosemite or Zion. Probably helped that it was cold and raining on and off, but that's the glory of Glacier. If I wanted to roast, I'd have stayed home in Tucson!