Fall Color at Lake Sherburne, Glacier National Park
Lake Sherburne is a man-made flood control lake at the east side of Glacier National Park. The lake has a great turquoise color and the color of the foreground foliage is not bad either.
My travel time period for this Glacier National Park trip was very carefully planned. Due to strong winter weather, the GNP travel season is short - about four or five months at best. There are not many services available in and near the park - and most are closed over 6 months of the year. Snow can shut down Going to the Sun Highway, the only road traversing the park from west to east, in October.
Not wanting to camp also locked me into the in-service time of the year.
Loving fall color (it comes very early at GNP), I booked this trip at the absolute end of the in-service season - the end of September. Additional benefits to this time of the year include no crowds and active wildlife - including bears actively feeding in preparation for winter.
The downside to GNP travel at this time of the year is the lack of services. We ate the last breakfast served at the Park Cafe on the day we arrived and had one of the last meals served at Two Sisters cafe (definitely visit this one) a couple of days later. The St Mary Lodge remained the last gas, grocery (very limited supplies) and restaurant open for our trip. Restaurant prices encouraged us to get creative with the limited supplies available in the grocery store.
Even in season, you will want to plan your gas tank fill ups.
Camera and Lens Settings
35mm f/11.0 1/50s ISO 250 5616 x 3744px