On our last day in the park, we hiked up to Iceberg Lake. It’s a 9.7 mile round trip trail that leads up to an beautiful lake that (you guessed it) has floating icebergs in it year round. My father and brother did this hike a few years ago when they came to the park, and I really wanted to see it for myself.
Heading into the trail head in Many Glacier, you drive along Lake Sherburne. The views, like everywhere else in the park are amazing.
You know it’s going to be a good hike when they immediately warn you of bears. I was prepared though – I had my bear spray ready!
Hiking along the way!
Along the trail to Iceberg Lake, we heard some noises right off the trail that sounded like an animal. After the bear warning, we didn’t want to stop and investigate…
April later searched the internet for bear sounds, and she swears we came within feet of a bear! I’m a little more skeptical, but… she’s probably right.
Crossing over a stream on the way to Iceberg Lake
We knew it was getting closer – but it seemed like we were almost there for two hours!
Finally, we got to the lake. There were several people who swam in the lake, but I was not one of them!
It felt like it took forever to get there, and it was just as long getting back… It was amazing to be outside with these views all day, but by the time we finally got back to the trail head we could barely walk!