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Several years ago just after Memorial Day I stayed a few nights at the Lake McDonald Lodge in Glacier National Park. While there I took a boat tour of the lake and did a couple of day hikes. I went to Avalanche Lake (1/2 day) and up to the Sperry Chalet. (full day)
Here are some photos I took. They have been altered in size from the originals.




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When I stayed there it seemed to me that the lake side of this lodge was the front.


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Lake McDonald Boat Tour


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Avalanche Lake / Trail of the Cedars Hike


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Sperry Chalet Hike




The trail head for this hike is directly across the road from the lodge parking lot.
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Horses also use this trail.


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If you attend the Glacier National Park Kossack EPIC Meetup in June you will be near these places on the west side of the park.


Some links:
NPS Glacier Park Home Page


NPS Glacier Park Trail Hiking Information


I hope you have enjoyed this photo diary. Thanks very much for looking.

Originally posted to jbob on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 07:59 AM PDT.

Also republished by DK GreenRoots, Pink Clubhouse, and National Parks and Wildlife Refuges.

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