Do you ever feel like your list of places to visit grows way too fast? It’s hard to decide where to go every weekend because there are an infinite amount of absolutely amazing options. We took advantage of Labor Day weekend to cross one of these beauties off our list: Hammocking Glacier National Park. We rounded up the hammocks, hopped in my truck, and took a quick 12 hour drive up to Montana. Since it was Labor Day, we knew we’d be fighting off some crowds. We had a little difficulty finding a good hammock campground, but the rangers helped us find the perfect spot!
Upon arrival, we strapped up some hammocks, and draped a rain fly over ourselves. The hot chocolate, hot dogs, roasted marshmallows, and company were all superb. The stars were the brightest I’ve seen them in a long, long time. I can’t think of a better way to fall asleep than hammocking under the beautiful Montana night sky!
In the morning, some colder weather began to set in, covering up the skies with a thick fog and motivating us to stay mobile in order to keep warm. We started our hike to Grinnell Glacier. Two of us were hoping for a bear encounter while the others desired no such encounter. The hike was about 6 miles each way. On the way up it was beautiful, even with a thick fog looming over the mountains and lakes. When we arrived at Grinnell Glacier, the fog was so thick we almost missed it.
On the descent, the fog cleared almost entirely and opened up an incredible view that we had no idea existed! The deep blue water of the mountain lakes was beautiful! We didn’t see much wildlife, but it was still well worth the trip for the views we got! If you haven’t made it out to Glacier National Park, it’s time for you to do it. Don’t wait, just go.
Why Glacier National Park?
Sometimes when I only have a Saturday and Sunday to escape, I’m hesitant to go on a big drive. But once I get to where I’m going I never regret it.