The Carthew Trail
Proceeding on up the trail from Summit Lake, we got our first view of the blue Wurdeman Lake, nestled in a pocket across the border into the United States. Notice the snowbank that reaches all the way down to the water.
Jeff and Darla along the gently sloping red trail which led upward through the forest from Summit Lake.
In the transition region between the trees and the bare rock region, there was this large region of grass and the beargrass blooms. This was the largest collection of beargrass I had seen.
Jeff and Darla up on the Carthew Trail. The trail runs for a mile or so alongside a steep ridge, and at this location there was a remarkable collection of bear grass.
At the edge of open rocky slope, we got a good view of Boundary Creek. This reminds you that you are looking over into the United States from Canada, since the creek runs very nearly parallel with the national boundary.
Wurdeman Lake is one of the delightful pocket lakes high in the mountains. You have to come up on the trail to see it - and it is so beautiful, it is worth the hike just to see it. As we proceeded up the trail, Boundary Creek is seen in the meadow at left.
Jeff and Darla move out of the beargrass region and out onto the trail across the bare rocky slope. In the distance, Brenda has already walked out onto the slope.
As we moved out onto the bare rock slope, we looked back through the small trees and to the vista of mountains to the south in Glacier National Park.
Carthew Trail Map