For nearly 4 miles we hiked through a mix of forest and open fields of the Cut Bank Valley.
As we continued toward our destination, the mountains to the west got closer and closer to us. One mountain in particular that really stands out is Razoredge Mountain. Centered directly to the west, this mountain has a permanent snow field below its summit which makes it stand out, Medicine Grizzly Lake rests directly below it.
When we reached the foot of Medicine Grizzly Lake, the tremendous cliffs of Razoredge Mountain was truly breathtaking, it has many amazing waterfalls that can be seen cascading down to the lake.
The emerald green lake itself is mighty impressive, sitting in a bowl beneath the Continental Divide with mountain peaks towering above–including Mount James, Triple Divide Peak, and Razoredge Mountain. These are some really amazing mountain masses, and they also feature countless waterfalls tumbling down their sides. This was an amazing place! Picturesque! When we got there we found a nice spot near a waterfall looking out towards the lake. As we were eating our lunch, John looked across of the lake and spotted a grizzly bear eating something. It was an elk! Here we were eating right across from a grizzly eating! After munching on his lunch the grizzly headed back into the woods, watching from a distance, making sure nothing was going to bother his meal. He watched for awhile and then he disappeared into the woods.
I am so glad he was on the other side of the lake! If he would have been on our side, this could of been a true tragedy.
Needless to say, Medicine Grizzly Lake is a place we'll never forget!