More signs of spring are appearing every day in Glacier National Park. Last week the park opened the Going-to-the-Sun Road up to the Avalanche Creek area, and we also found out that the trail to Avalanche Lake is open. This photo (below) of the lake was taken by Mark Hufstetler this past Friday.
Mark states that the trail has been cleared of downed trees, and that the route is snow-free until a few hundred yards below the lake. However, he also mentions that the section of trail that runs along the west side of the lake, from the foot to the head, is still snow-covered.
Mark also notes that many west-side trails still have a lot of deadfall. For example, there are still more than 100 trees down across the Apgar Lookout Trail at this point.
In the meantime, Avalanche Lake looks like an outstanding destination:
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