Early each morning, the rising sun lights the steep walls surrounding Glacier Lake in brilliant orange alpenglow as its waters stream peacefully over a small dam constructed at its outlet.
Glacier Lake probably ranks as one of the most popular dayhiking destinations in the Beartooth Mountains, yet I saw no one else on the Sunday morning when I took this photo. I’m always struck by the irony of how lovable places are often deserted at their most beautiful moments. I’m not complaining; those who sleep in leave beauty and solitude like this for the rest of us to enjoy. I suppose it’s true that the early bird really does get the worm!
- After overnight drama, lost hikers found in Beartooths (missoulian.com)
- Ice Fall Off Ghost Glacier Closes Trails At Jasper National Park (gadling.com)