Iceberg Lake ….in late June?

Falling a little behind as I’ve been doing quite a bit of hiking while in Glacier.  With the long days, that leaves little time to go through my images and get them up here.

A couple of days ago, I did a hike up to iceberg lake.  It was about 5 miles each way but not too difficult of a trail.  Plenty to look at, it was a beautiful day for a hike!

Heading in the general direction of the lake, although we do make a big curve to the left.

Tons of bear grass growing along the route.  I think they look almost alien.  They start out tightly packed at the tip of the stalk then fan out as the bloom progresses.  

As the trail winds its way around the valley, we started to get a look at where iceberg lake is, nestled at the base of 3000 foot cliffs!

Mount Wilbur is to the left in the image above and iceberg peak to the right.  Iceberg peaks elevation is 9145′, Mount Wilbur is 9321′.

…and finally we reach our destination, iceberg lake!  Hard to believe this late in June the lake would be almost completely covered with ice.  Tucked in as it is and at an elevation of 6100′, it takes quite awhile to melt all that snow and ice that’s built up over winter.

Not too far down the trail, even with the ice and snow nearby, the wild flowers are starting to bloom!

What a spectacular day in a truly wonderful place!


be sure to click on the images to see them bigger!

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