Hiking on the Edge - Glacier National Park

Highline Trail, Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana

Those of you who know me well know of my love of hiking. I usually walk at least 5 miles every day, and rarely miss unless I am on a vacation or a photo tour/workshop. Sometimes it is not the distance of the hike, but rather the beauty of the hike. Fortunately, Glacier National Park is home to some outstanding hikes, both in length and beauty. On the first clear day, a few of us hiked the Hidden Lake Trail, while others tried the Highline Trail. On our last day, we spent a few hours back at Logan Pass and tried the Highline Trail.

I headed up the trail with my new best friend, Jaki Good Miller. We knew that there were sections of the hike which were high up and narrow (it is called the Highline Trail for a reason) from the others in our group, but it was even tighter that I expected. As you can see in this photo, it is not for those who have a fear of heights. Fortunately, neither Jaki or I have that fear. This particular section only has room for one person to pass, and has a cable for those who want to make sure not to fall. Since there was a lot of foot traffic in both directions, a lot of stopping to let others to pass was the norm.

In this image, I wanted to capture the sense of height and the narrowness of the trail against the great backdrop of Logan Pass. In the distance is Reynolds Mountain, and below is the famed Going-to-the-Sun Road. I highly recommend this hike for any who visit Glacier.