Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Nugget Creek Trail via East Glacier Trail

On Memorial Day we decided to take a cool hike. Nugget Creek easily fits that requirement because it's entirely in the shade. The trail is also one of the least scenic and unimproved, so we were able to avoid tourists for the most part; we did happen upon a lone hiker with a shiny six-shooter and pomeranian however. Mr. X managed to find his first stinging nettle in 4 years. We also found some sunbaked bear scat.
Mendenhall Glacier from the East Glacier Trail. Once back at the trail head I spotted a yellow-rumped warbler, barn swallows and a yellow finch.

Improvements to the East Glacier trail are apparently being funded by the stimulus. Have you seen similar signs in your area?

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