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My First Trip To A Glacier May Be My Last

12 Sep 2012, 23:16 UTC
My First Trip To A Glacier May Be My Last
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“Everybody knows that the dice are loaded Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed Everybody knows that the war is over Everybody knows the good guys lost Everybody knows the fight was fixed The poor stay poor, the rich get rich That’s how it goes; everybody knows.” -Leonard Cohen As you know, last week I took my…

“Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows that the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That’s how it goes; everybody knows.” -Leonard Cohen
As you know, last week I took my first week off of the year, and went on a trip to Glacier National Park, which was my very first time there. Although I’ve spent a lot of time in the mountains, including some pretty icy and snowy places, I’d never walked on an actual glacier before. All of that was about to change for me.
Photo credit: Richard Helmich.
On Tuesday, we drove over to the Many Glacier area, and took the boat over towards the trailhead to Grinnell Glacier. There were four of us, total, including ...

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