After spending a short amount of time in Mount Revelstoke I decided to head to Glacier National Park (in BC Canada) in the same afternoon to finish the day with a more challenging hike. I stopped at the Illecillewaet Trailhead which offers several trails leading up into the mountains and I chose to do the 6mi round-trip Great Glacier Trail. After a steady uphill ascent, crossing rivers and climbing switchbacks the trail opened up to an incredible view. I was surrounded by peaks and rushing waters from dwindling glaciers. I did some rock hopping to climb higher and then sat on the summit for an hour while taking in the scenery. I’m glad I made this stop and would highly recommend this trail for anyone passing through the park!
After finding that the park campgrounds were still closed for the season, I made my way down the mountain to free recreational site campground at Waitabit Creek in the small town of Donald. There were plenty of campsite including some prime ones along the river with views of snowy peaks.