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March 22, 2006
The 45-minute ride on the Sinopah across the length of Two Medicine Lake is delightful. It's an old wooden launch (low ceiling—look out), with nothing but rock, water, and sky to starboard during the whole trip. Creek after creek tumbles down the mountainside, and our family traded the binoculars back and forth, examining them up close. It's also a popular lake for kayakers, several of whom were making their way along the shore on this breezy day.At the dock, trails leave for several places. You can head all the way into the backcountry, up to Two Medicine Pass across the Continental Divide, among other places. The trip to Twin Falls is a very pretty and modest two-mile round trip hike from the boat dock. Along the way, you get a nice view of Pumpelly Pillar from the trail, a large dark triangle of a mountain.The 2 hours between departures gives you more than enough time to hike to the falls and back at a leisurely pace. We caught the 10:30am trip, arrived just after 11, and rode back at 1:45pm. You can see the full schedule at the Glacier Boat Co. website. The afternoon trips offer a free guided hike to the falls and back. Though we were on the self-guided tour, we thought the $10 fare ($5 for kids) was a bargain. For an extra challenge, take the boat one-way—the hike along the north side of Upper Two Medicine Lake adds 2 miles.On our way out of Two Medicine, we stopped for the hike to Appistoki Falls. We were glad that we spent the better part of a day here. All in all, Two Medicine was quiet and beautiful from start to finish.
From journal Alpine America: Glacier National Park
July 4, 2004
We docked and began our hike towards Twin Falls at the base of one of the mountains. It felt so good to be walking in the woods after sitting and waiting for so long. The falls were beautiful and the hike inspiring as we gazed at the giant Tamarack Pines and the mountain vistas.
Our next stop was Trick Falls, which we soon learned is a waterfall that pours out from underneath some large boulders. In spring it looks twice as tall due to the volume of water being too much and some flowing over the top as well as down under the boulders. Upon returning in the boat we witnessed a wedding about to begin - what a beautiful setting for them.
From journal Glacier and Banff National Parks