For the third year in a row, I have chosen to spend a few days in early August at Glacier National Park in Montana. This time would be different though in the sense I will be camping instead of hotelling it. I set up camp yesterday at Johnson's Campground for four nights. I arrived yesterday while my friends were out hiking Iceberg Lake and Ptarmigan Tunnel.
This morning we stopped in at the St. Mary Visitor Center to check out trail conditions and to see if the Ranger could make a safe suggestion for us that didn't involve needing an ice axe and crampons and that was on the shorter side. We came away with the decision to do Hidden Lake which I had done twice before but certainly didn't mind hiking it again.
Once behind the Logan Pass Visitor Center where the trail head is, I thought it looked more like early spring time then the dog days of summer due to the amount of snow. What wasn't covered with snow, was covered with glacier lilies.
Night of the Grizzlies. (I picked up the book at the Swift Current Ranger Station before heading back to Calgary.)