Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Lake of the Hanging Glaciers

For aerial glacier viewing, you can't beat the chunk of Purcells surrounding the much-discussed Jumbo Mountain, near Invermere.
One of the most glorious sites is Lake of the Hanging Glaciers. It is accessible by foot. 
The 3 hour, 16 km round trip from trail head has rave reviews in the hiking community, and why not, considering the reward?
Lake of the Hanging Glaciers, August 25, 2012

This beautiful video puts you in the scene:
Just looking at all that nimble trudging makes my healing foot ache. Much easier to view it from 10,000 feet.
MacBeth Icefield
Spokane Glacier on Mt. Cooper


While in the area, Bill scooted around other glaciers and icefields. You can see from the horizon that he likes to get a mountain goat's view of the glacier toes! They remind me of elephant feet.


  1. Julie Castellani30 August 2012 at 22:33

    The switchbacks look exhausting!

    And I bet you could see a few animal tracks on that hike.

    Definitely, not for kiddies under 10.

  2. That was with the point and shoot camera? That's a great shot.
    Where will the next trip be?