Our first hike in Glacier! We weren’t really sure which trail to start with, so we decided to try out the one closest to our campground. Rocky Point Nature Trail follows along Lake McDonald. At the start, there is a sign warning hikers they are about to enter grizzly country. Yikes…
It suggests that hikers make noise when walking by streams, around blind corners, or into the wind. Randy and I took this a step further and just yelled, clapped, and sang loudly most of the way. Maybe a little excessive, but there were no other hikers around and that sign really freaked us out. We did however have the recommended bear spray with us, just in case.
We hiked along this trail for about an hour until it became apparent that we would only be seeing burnt tree scenery. While it was nice to walk around the lake, we wanted to see some of the beautiful Glacier landscapes.
We stopped back at our campsite and chilled in the hammock for a bit before heading out for the next hike. Trail of the Cedars is popular, which means we weren’t at all worried about an impending bear attack. It’s an easy hike on a boardwalk that passes through a serene cedar forest.
Then it was back to our campsite to make dinner and sit by the fire.