After checking out maps, reading trail descriptions, reviewing shuttle times, then chatting with the Ranger at the St Mary Visitor Center about conditions, we came to a consensus that Piegan Pass would be our hike for today. We agreed to keep our options open and assess as we went along and if conditions were safe, we would carry on further. The selection was limited of safe places to hike where crampons, ice axes and knowledge of self arrest were not advised. Yet, even after doing all the necessary homework, our day turned out to be a wild adventure!
The Piegan Pass trail head is at the Siyeh Bend just before the last stretch up to Logan Pass.
Looking at this eastern face of The Garden Wall, it was hard to imagine that on the other side of this is a long large wide grassy slope carpeted in wild flowers.