We took the trip to the glacier from the large parking lot along two main routes. The walk was relaxing. Beautiful shrub lined tracks. It was sad to see how much the glacier has retreated over the past 125 years, but most importantly how much has retreated over the past 10 years. Nature's power is visible around you, as evidenced by the massive floods that occurred years ago and caused a big slip and clogged tracks. DOC and other devices did a great job of making tracks walk safely.
The water in the pool is quite clear, and calm as a mirror. The reflection of the distant mountains projected in the pool water makes people feel very poetic. Wild ducks swam in the pool from time to time, breaking the momentary tranquility.