I consider the hike to Grinnell Glacier to be the pinnacle of my Glacier National Park vacation, and the only part on which I have actually done research. I have been looking forward to this day for months.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, there were 150 glaciers when the park opened in 1910, and now there are only 25 remaining. Scientists expect by 2030, there will be none, at the current rate. So I really want the chance to hike up to the foot of the glacier, stand and contemplate the evolution of our species. Continue reading