While we were in Kalispell we (Judy) decided we should do a hike in Glacier National Park. We chose the trail to Avalanche Lake. This was approximately 5 miles round trip with an elevation gain of about 500 feet.
You start the hike on the Trail of the Cedars and then branch off on to the Avalanche Lake trail. This is a very popular day hike. We saw close to 100 people coming and going and, yes Linda, some even had bear bells.
The reward at the end of the trail is Avalanche Lake. We found a place to sit for a while and enjoyed our homemade powerbars.
While we didn't see any bears we did see a little wildlife. Little in size, but not in determination.
The hike up was challenging both on the lungs and the legs, and the hike back down was rough on the knees, but it was a good workout with some beautiful scenery.
We have enjoyed our stay in northern Montana and look forward to our next visit.