Saturday, December 13, 2008

Saint Marys Lake

One amazing view while driving around Glacier National Park in Montana was Saint Marys Lake, it is the second largest lake in the park the first being Lake McDonald, the small island near the middle right of the photograph is known as Wild Goose Island.
The lake is located on the east side of the park and sits at an elevation of 4,484 feet which is 1,500 feet higher then Lake McDonald and much colder due to the altitude difference, its length is about 10 miles long, its waters 300 feet deep and rarely rises above 50 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer season, it is also known for its many different species of trout.

A must see if ever in the region and don't forget your camera.


Firecrackinmama said...

Beautiful. If ever I'm out that way I'll be sure to visit the lake.

Richard Rizzo said...

It will be well worth it FCM, I assure you. :)

Anonymous said...

Excellent photo!!

Richard Rizzo said...

Thank you C. Bowie, I really appreciate it. :)