Not So Hidden - Glacier National Park, Montana

Hidden Lake Overlook, Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana

There is nothing like exploring our National Parks on a hike, especially with friends and fellow photographers like Jaki Goode Miller and Bobby Strader. The gold at the end of some of these hikes are usually magnificent mountains and snow-fed lakes. One of these treasures can be found in Glacier National Park on the Hidden Lake Trail. Climbing about 500 feet in elevation on a 1.5-mile from the Logan Pass parking lot gets you to the overlook where Hidden Lake becomes visible. It sits right below the beautiful Bearhat Mountain, part of the Lewis Mountain Range. Standing there and looking down at this scene was awe-inspiring and is the reason I have fallen in love with the western United States. I wanted to hike down to the shores of Hidden Lake, but that required another 1.5-miles of hiking and we just didn't have enough time to meet up with the rest of our group. Suffice to say, if you have a chance to take this hike, do so.