Avalanche Lake
Glacier National Park
September 2005


When driving up the Road to the Sun I came upon an area that is called Avalanche.  The maps said there are some hikes starting in this area.  One of the main hikes is up to a place called Avalanche Lake.

The stream and trees leaning out over the stream on the left were quite early in the hike.

As I got further I saw another tree leaning out over the stream.

  The trail largely followed the stream up to the lake, but not completely.

At one point in the walk the stream had formed somewhat of a gorge through the rock.

  Finally, I reached the lake.  There were quite a few runoff flows from the mountains down into the lake along the surrounding mountain walls.  
  The clouds started to move in even more
while I was there.