I left Calgary at 6:45am and arrived at the Logan Pass Visitor Centre at 10:45am. I had the highway to myself, the Carway/Piegan Border Crossing to myself and construction delay at the Siyeh Bend was only 5 minutes. I checked in with a Ranger at the Visitor Centre to get some questions answered first. She told only a portion of the Highline Trail was open and that everything in the Many Glacier area was closed, all due to bears enjoying their territory. Hidden Lake was opened, and I wanted to hike so off I went. Before I headed out, I heard a young girl say "it looks like pea soup here!"
This was the sign at the trailhead. No worries for me, been there done that snow thing!
I could see silhouettes ahead so knew others were out there. I knew there were mountains around too but couldn't see those.
This was about as bad as it got! No steep snowfields or hazardous snow, well, not for me but for those from places that never get snow and there were a few of those, I could tell this was an extreme adventure.
I spent a few minutes at the Lake and placed a stone. I felt like I was exploring on this trip alone to Glacier National Park and I hoped to grow from it.
While, I was in the area, I may as well do as much of The Highline Trail as is safe to do without coming across the bear play area. Even though it is still just mid afternoon of my first day here, I am well into vacation mode feeling!