A cascade in Avalanche Creek Gorge on the West side of Glacier National Park. Avalanche Creek feeds into Mineral Creek which then empties into Lake McDonald. The trail to Avalanche Lake is an easy to moderate trail that winds through old growth cedar and hemlock trees near the trail head and then follows Avalanche Creek, presenting a number of opportunities for interesting photographs. It’s a great warmup hike, especially if you’ve just had a long day in the car. The trail is easy, scenic, and close to the West entrance to the park so it tends to be popular. Parking and light for photography are best early and late in the day. Carrying Bear spray is a necessary precaution when hiking anywhere in Glacier NP as there are many bears (including Grizzlies) that make the Park their home.
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(guest post - Thank you for sharing Dave!)