Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sun, 15Sep - Swiftcurrent Pass and Fire Tower

Lazy start with two breakfasts, icecream and a hot shower before hitting the trail.  Lots of waterfalls and lakes including Fishercap, Redrock, Bullhead Lakes as you approach the steep narrow climb up the headwall to Swiftcurrent Pass right beside the waterfalls.  At the top of the pass you had a great view of all the lakes back down to Many Glaciers.

At the top of the pass I took a 2-1/2 mile side hike up to the top of Swiftcurrent Mountain Fire Tower with outstanding 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers. Outstanding!

Next I headed down to check out the Granite Park Chalet Hut, one of only two remaining huts in the park.  Talked with two maintenance men who were shutting it down for the season.  

From here it was a short hike to Granite Park backcountry site for the night.  Shared camp with two other groups of two. Lots of animal sounds wandering around camp about 1am including beside my tent.  Deer or elk?

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