A & A Backpacking Glacier National Park

Intro to Glacier National Park

Staying Safe in Glacier

Life at Rising Sun:
A Summer Spent in Glacier

Intro to NW Montana

Sights from Montana's Roads

Lake McDonald
  Avalanche Lake
  Trail of the Cedars
  Fish Lake
  Howe Lake

Going to the Sun Road and Logan Pass
  Hidden Lake
  Highline Trail
  Sunrift Gorge
  St. Mary Lake
    -Rising Sun
    -St. Mary Falls and Baring Falls
    -Sun Point
    -Otokomi Lake

East Glacier and Two Medicine
  Scenic Point
  Running Eagle Falls (Trick Falls)
Many Glacier and surrounding areas
  Belly River
  Cracker Lake

Waterton Lakes Nat'l Park and Canada
  Cameron Falls
  Bear's Hump
  Red Rock Canyon and Blakiston Falls
  Police Outpost Lake

Animals of Glacier
  Bear, Bighorn Sheep, 
  Fox, Marmot, 
  Mule Deer, Rocky Mountain Goat, 

References and Links

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Two Medicine
Scenic Point
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Difficulty: Tough (2300 ft gain)
Trail: 3.1 miles to Scenic Point
10 miles to East Glacier
Allow an entire afternoon

July 5, 2004
The trail here starts out through forest, and then meets up with Appistoki Falls before climbing out onto rock fields and scattered dead wood.
Appistoki Falls baby Marmot
The climb is grueling, but the marmots are enough to entertain you and the views are beyond spectacular. The summit offers views of Middle and Lower Two Medicine Lakes, Rising Wolf Mountain, East Glacier, the plains of the Blackfoot Indian Reservation, and more. It is often windy, but on a clear day the view more than makes up for that, and the pain of getting there.
tree from trail up to Scenic Point
If you arrange a shuttle in East Glacier, you can start your hike in Two Medicine, continue past Scenic Point, and continue down to East Glacier. The extra 7 miles are downhill then mostly flat and pass through meadows of wildflowers, along a creek, through aspen groves, and past ponds. In early summer and into July the last few miles of trail can be pretty muddy and mosquito-infested. Mud-proof boots are a must (or at least a mud-proof morale).
baby Marmot
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