July 31, 2018 • Leave a Comment
With a forecast of partly cloudy skies, we started our hike before sunrise with the goal of reaching Crack Lake in Glacier National Park in time for some nice morning light. We arrived to thick fog and no view of the surrounding mountains, though the lake was still beautiful. After a long wait, the fog eventually started to lift and we were treated to views of Mount Siyeh and Allen Mountain towering over the turquoise waters of the lake. With the extra time we had waiting for the peaks to appear, we explored the area and our 12 mile roundtrip hike ended up being 16 miles of walking in total, but well worth it. And of course, near the end of the hike, we were caught in a pretty strong thunderstorm and took refuge under a welcoming pine tree. Not a bad day since I was also dealing with a nasty case of laryngitis!
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