First hike of our Glacier National Park trip

Creek crossing
Coppertone is prone to motion sickness, so this swaying bridge gave her some pause but she made it across without any problems.
User: Austin Explorer - 8/27/2003

Location: Cobalt Lake

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: 4stars  Solitude: 4stars
Miles Hiked: 11.10 Miles  Elapsed Time: 7 hours, 31 minutes


Cobalt Lake did not live up to its name, but that's only because of the smoky atmosphere due to the nearby fires.  Though there were a number of people near the trailhead, we didn't encounter another person around the lake itself.

What we did encounter was a variety of wildlife, but none more impressive than the large bull moose!  When we first spotted the large brown butt off in the distance off trail we thought it might be a bear.  As we prepared to back away slowly he lifted his head from the brush, gave us a lazy glance and headed off in the opposite direction.

Log Photos
Creek crossing
Trail View
Cobalt Lake
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