Lincoln Lake – Glacier National Park
Early June we decided to embark on a little more challenging hike, not difficult but a test of endurance. This hike, in to a gorgeous mountain lake in Glacier National Park, starts off pretty strenuous but it mellows out quickly.
Woke up feeling great, got things done and hit the trail at a leisurely 10:30 am. It’s a steep, unrelenting grade for the first 1.6 or so miles, you’ll definitely want a trekking pole on this venture. I didn’t bring one and coming down that slope on the 14th mile of the day was pretty dang rough.
It’s nice to hit the top of your climb and see it level out. There’s major vegetation in among the trees as well, it’s still a relatively lower lying area.
Coming down one switchback there was an oh-so tempting log. We just had to walk out on it, of course my fear of heights kicked in and I froze for about 30 seconds on the way back over it… I must say it was worth it.
Of course at this point we were going down too… uh-oh. Going down means it will be up on the way back.
Along the way we began to see signs of animal activity… including very fresh bear movement.
The rest of the hike was pretty mellow terrain wise.
We made it!
It cracks me up that you can see half of Matt’s body and then his legs are in a different spot.