NPS Trail Crew Report 8/31/2011|
Motel parking lot to jct. above Ptarmigan Falls/ 2.4 mi.
Trail CLOSED: for bear frequenting 8/30/11 per 822
TRAIL POSTED: for bear frequenting 8/17/2011
Initial clearing scheduled for:6/24/11
TRAIL has been REOPENED: 8/16/2011
TRAIL CLOSED to Tunnel: 8/10/11 for bear frequenting
. one small low angle snow patch about 1/2 mile before the lake 8/2/11,
Ptarmigan Lake Trail is not very heavily traveled once you separate from the Iceberg Lake Trail. The Ptarmigan Tunnel Trail is much more difficult but also much more spectacular. The strenuous part of Ptarmigan Tunnel Trail starts just after Ptarmigan Lake. Big horn sheep and mountain goats are fairly common near the lake. This trail, along with the Iceberg Lake Trail is frequently closed due to bear activity. So check the trail status at the Many Glacier Ranger Station.
Ptarmigan Lake from Ptarmigan Tunnel. Bring extra water, or a water filter when hiking this trail.
There are a series of small waterfalls below Ptarmigan Lake. Ptarmigan Lake is a small lake separated from Ptarmigan Wall by a talus slope.
2005 was for me the year of the flowers.