Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Ptarmigan Tunnel - Glacier National Park

A hiker ascends the steep, exposed Ptarmigan Tunnel Trail in Glacier National Park, Montana.
Greg Moo makes the final ascent to Ptarmigan Tunnel from Elizabeth Lake
in Glacier National Park, Montana.
This image is from the end of an incredible week long trip in Glaicier National Park in Montana.  It's referred to as The North Circle, typically beginning and ending at Many Glacier.  However, we elected to start at Logan Pass and end at Many Glacier (with a shuttle back to Logan Pass).

Our variation of this fantastic trip had us visiting such sights as The Garden Wall, Granite Park, Fifty Mountain, Sue Bench, Stoney Indian Pass & Lake, Belly River, Glenns Lake, Mokowanis River & Lake, Elizabeth Lake, Dawn Mist Falls and Ptarmigan Tunnel, and more!  It's a trip that will live in my mind forever, and one that I would like to do again someday.

This image captured my hiking partner, Greg Moo, as we made our final ascent up the trail to Ptarmigan Tunnel.  This section of trail on the north side of the tunnel was blasted from the rock in 1931 as a means to access the Belly River drainage from Swiftcurrent.  This image was recently published in a worldwide design publication.

You can view more images from this wonderful national park in my Glacier National Park Gallery.

As always, thanks for looking!

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