I’d been running from this storm for a couple weeks and it finally caught me. Sure I’d much rather have some nice days during my first visit to Glacier, but I’m here and I’ve learned a few things over the past couple years that make rainy day hikes much more bearable. (1) It usually looks worse from the inside; (2) I’m not really made out of sugar; (3) an umbrella and the right clothes make a huge difference; (4) it’s all about ATTITUDE; and (4) sharing the day brings out the smiles.
Rainy Day Rule #1: Come prepared to embrace the wet. Here Joan is strutting the latest forest runway wearing a fashionable Frogg Toggs poncho with ZPacks Challenger rain pants, while sporting functional accessories such as household cleaning gloves and a Liteflex umbrella.
For a full appreciation of this water flow, check out my video:
Date(s) Hiked: April 24, 2016
Road Trip Day(s) #66 out of 88
- The only campgrounds in the park open during the winter/early spring season are Apgar and St Mary
- Come prepared with grizzly bear spray or buy at Visitor’s Center upon arrival
- Microspikes or YakTrax are a good option for early season travel.
- Glacier NP – website
- Glacier NP – Hiking Lake McDonald
- Glacier NP – Visiting in the Winter
- Map – North Fork, Glacier National Park (National Geographic)
- Book – Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks
- Jan’s Jaunts in Montana
- Jan’s Jaunts in Glacier NP
- Rambling Hemlock – Avalanche Trail (including photos of ME)