Cracker Lake has never disappointed me. I’ve hiked to the lake twice and each time I’ve seen at least a moose, loads of flowers and a bunch or birds. On July 2nd, 2013, I headed out again with one of the board members from the Glacier National Park Conservancy to this wonderful spot. We took our time, smelled the flowers and endured a hot sunny day well into the 90s.
The lake didn’t have that wonderful green-blue color, but more of a greenish gray as this year must have seen a lot more runoff. Either way, there was a moose at the head of the lake and a coyote on a snowfield. Half of our group headed back earlier and we caught up with them. When we did, we found out that they’d seen a sow griz with a cub, panting in the afternoon heat. Lucky!
Overall a great trip and one that I’ll do again!
Visit the full blog on the Cracker Lake here and keep on the lookout for the big game of the Many Glacier Valley.