Thursday, August 5, 2010

Trail of the Cedars Glacier National Park August 5, 2010

I was told the drive from Many Glaciers Hotel to the trailhead for Avalanche Lake would take three hours when in fact, it took me only two.  I was well ahead of the crowd coming from my direction and the construction delays didn't start yet.  Avalanche Lake and Trail of the Cedars share the same trailhead.  I did the Trail of the Cedars first.   On what was already a hot day, it was cool and refreshing to be in this forest.
The trail was a board walk through, around, beside and along the largest cedar trees ever.  The aesthetics were tops as the trees, board walks and benches all blended together pleasingly.  
Part way along the trail, a bridged crossed over the canyon and it was just after this where the trail veered off to head up to Avalanche Lake.
I saved the balance of the Trail of the Cedars for the return trip from the Lake. Once again the last portion wound around trees.   The sun peeking through created nice picture opportunities.
This root formation was bizarre!  
As was this view when I looked way up!
This was a short trail, very picturesque and was a nice break from the sun and the heat of the day.

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