I did have to cross a small bridge over Swiftcurrent Creek, when I was thankful as always to be out in nature but not astounded yet.
But then as the trail hugged Swiftcurrent Lake, I glimpsed mountains and the sun through the trees, and I began to smile. Grinnell Glacier Trail was starting to show the beauty for which I had traveled out West from Washington, DC.
And this was just a taste of wonders to come.
This post serves a similar function. Coming soon: More beauty from one of the most spellbinding trails I’ve ever hiked.