Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Glacier National Park – Part 2



July 15th was the beginning of GREAT weather in Glacier. The most popular hike in Glacier is the hike from the Logan Pass Visitor Center to Hidden Lakes Overlook. It is a nearly guaranteed place to see Mountain Goats. Unfortunately, is is so popular that there are times when the parking lot is closed due to it being full. When we were here in 1999 we were unable to get in to the lot to do this hike so we made it our first priority.


The Logan Pass visitor Center and the beginning of the trail


Scenery along the trail

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How difficult the hike is depends on how much snow there is and the condition of the snow.


One of the many Mountain Goats along the trail


The view at our lunch stop


Looking the other direction at lunch.


Family portrait


My favorite Mountain Goat photo


More great scenery on the walk back to the truck

As you can see this is a truly spectacular hike. We also saw marmots, and a Big Horn Sheep while on the hike.

Bird Note: We saw several Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches while on the hike. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get any good photos. This url will take you to a picture I found on Flickr of a Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch . These birds are only found near retreating ice fields; the last time we saw them was at Tioga Pass just outside Yosemite about 7 years ago.

You can see many many more pictures in the slideshow.

URL for the slideshow


  1. Your photos are awesome!!!!!
    They brought back memories for me from about 25 years ago when I walked the trail to Hidden Lake.
    Thank you!

  2. OMG!!! What an incredible hike!!!
    Those goats are close enough to pet...
    Beautiful photos!