Glacier National Park 4: Swiftcurrent Lake

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Swiftcurrent Lake is the body of water that dominates Many Glacier. It’s shores reflect the famous Many Glacier lodge on one side, and Mount Grinnell on the other:

Mountains rise on the western side of the lake, whereas the eastern side is open to the Great Plains, making Swiftcurrent Lake a great place to photograph in the morning, when the first light of dawn, and then the morning sun, warms up the west facing peaks:

Count yourself lucky if you get a windless morning at Swiftcurrent Lake. It can be windy on the east side of Glacier. If it is windless at dawn, don’t expect that to last too long. By afternoon, expect a stiff breeze.