Kintla Lake is located in the northwestern corner of Glacier National Park, about a 2-hour drive from the southern park entrance in West Glacier. We picked Kintla Lake for its apparently decent fishing and remote location.
The hike to the campsite is 6.7 miles, which for us novices meant about 2 hours on the way in. We were greeted by a resident family of elk who would be our companions for the next 24 hours. We were also eventually joined by two other couples who were welcome company in the unfamiliar wilderness.
Our time was spent catching a few trout, chatting around the campfire, and just plain relaxing. Our waterproof tent was key during the overnight thunderstorm, so I would re...Read More