Lake McDonald Lodge
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLake McDonald Lodge West Glacier
I stayed in a small cabin room. It was very comfortable and rustic. It is a great place to just get away from the world.
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... and even though I was in the midst of massive huckleberry bushes without a bear-horn (sounding device that most of the other more prepared, hikers we saw along the hike carrying) I wasn't all that concerned and chatted loudly with Ranger Bob as we went along. Glad to report I never heard any of these other hikers sounding these bear horns as I am fairly confident that they would be loud and repeatedly activated if a bear were to be ...
... so I decided to keep driving and do a different hike. On the way to the next hike I pulled over to take some pictures and someone spotted a wolverine (!) about 200 yards away on the mountainside. The pictures aren’t good, but it was fun to watch him for a while.
The hike itself (The Loop Trailhead to Granite Park Chalet) was more difficult than I anticipated – 4 miles each way, but a ...
... in a fiery display of yellow and orange that backlit Grinnell Point and Mount Gould beautifully. I'd reccommend checking out the sunset here as well.
After the sunset I decided it was time for bed.
Glacier National Park info: http://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm
Lake McDonald Area Hiking Map: http://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/u pload/hiking_mcdonald-2.swf
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... green pants every day! So got that shifted and found beer. Wasn't supposed to be drinking as on antibiotics for super painful wisdom tooth but beer did a more than adequate job of killing the pain :P In the morning, probably due to my altercation with Mrs Moody Green Pants, got told to relocate again. Didn't even bother packing the tent down properly just picked it up, carried in a mile then plonked it down into my new spot, really appreciating that extra bit of ...