Many Glacier

CDT Montana 2016

Day 42, August 16, Tuesday

Start Reynolds Campsite 28-395XR

Stop Many Glacier Campground 30-009WT

Trail miles walked: 15.3

A waterfall and promising swimming hole were near the tent site, and I never even knew.

Climbing to today’s pass, mountains with named glaciers come into view.

Piegan Pass has inspirational views, the high point of the day.

Love those rock walls. Mountain goats were visible near the pass, and a larger group further down.

Note how the rock wall gets greener as we go further down.

Find the waterfall at the bottom of the photo, and notice lichen on the rocks at the very top. Can mountain goats nibble on this?

Behold waterfall pictures on the descent.

Further down, we pass the Many Glacier Hotel along Swiftcurrent Lake.

Many great vistas are near Many Glacier Campgrounds.

The camp store offers laundry, shower, sluggish wifi, and refreshments.

Hours were invested relaxing on the store porch, uploading photos over slow internet (each blog post taking about an hour to send out to the world) and chatting with strangers to an extent you would not believe.

The camp host warns that the next several days have a high chance of rain. I had planned to start late tomorrow, but will change and start earlier to avoid possible thunderstorms.


Author: Jim, Sagebrush

Jim (trail-name Sagebrush) codes audio software for Windows, Linux, Android, and embedded systems. When not working at, he enjoys backpacking, which this blog is about.