Hidden Lake Glacier NP

Monday, Sept. 8th, Pat, Harry, Bob and I drove up to Logan Pass on the Going-to-the-Sun Road to hike to the Hidden Lake Overlook, 2.8 miles. The entire hike features panoramic views across alpine meadows and rugged peaks. From the west side of the Logan Pass Visitor Center we started the hike on asphalt and turns into a boardwalk through the alpine meadows known as the Hanging Garden with a carpet of wild flowers. Directly in front of us stood the impressive view of Clements Mountain, 8660ft, and hanging out on the slopes were several big horn sheep. In the opposite direction stood Mt Reynolds, 9125ft.

Sauntering along the boardwalk were a female mountain goat and her Kid, while Dad was hanging out further down the trail. The panoramic vista from the Overlook of Hidden Lake dominated by Bearhat Mt, 8684ft, was spectacular as well as the view of the Sperry Glacier snowfield. The wind began to pick up as we walked back to the car for the drive back down the Going-to-the-Sun Road. We stopped at the tunnel with the two windows in it to get photos of Heavens Peak through the windows. Back at camp we had another roaring campfire imbibing in Scotch while watching the rising of the Super Moon.