Lake McDonald + the Sperry Trailhead


Day 1 in Montana, June 23, 2016.

Leading up to our trip I had made a “Glacier Bucket List” and presented it to Elliot along with unbelievable pictures to back them up. It was actually pretty difficult to narrow things down, what with just six days and 1,012,837 acres of park to explore. We had to choose our stops wisely.

It just so happened that one of those stops, Lake McDonald, was very close to the West entrance of the park. We ventured into Glacier around 4pm on our first full day in Montana (June 23, 2016). Before stopping by the lake, we decided to see what trails were nearby. Turns out we were right by the Sperry Trailhead which led to a daunting hike I had read about called the Mt Brown Trail. Feeling ambitious, we took off on our first hike in the park. I wish I could say we conquered Mt Brown that night, but the sun was on its way down and there was no way we would make it all the way up before sunset.

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