First picture of the trip, at Cut Bank Creek leading to the Triple Divide Peak trailhead.
Halfway up the long traverse to Triple Divide, with Medicine Bear Lake to the left.
A large 12cm tip to tip big green bug, not very well camouflaged when away from leafy bushes.
The path up the saddle to Triple Divide Pass, with Triple Divide Peak to the immediate left. Non-technical ascent of the peak is possible but I did not find the route.
View down the Hudson Creek Valley from Triple Divide Pass.
The Swirling narrows and cascades of Avalanche Creek.
Jumble of deadfall washed into Avanlanche Lake by frequent snow collapses.
Alyssa contemplating Avalanche Lake
View of Avalanche Lake from the eastern shore.
Return through the new-growth forest of the Avalanche Creek basin area, after a 1936 fire.
The start of the Highline Trail as it traverses the shear cliffs of The Garden Wall near Logan Pass, paralleling the Sun to Sky Road below for about 2km.
A view down into the McDonald Lake valley from the Highline Trail. This hiking day was the only one with stormy, overcast weather, but views were still excellent.
Mature Bighorn Sheep browsing the flowers near Haystack Butte on the Highline Trail.
Further up the Highline Trail, in open subalpine meadows.
More lush subalphine vegetation near the treeline above Haystack Butte.
A marmot pausing to pose in he gathers nesting material.
The Looking down on Glacier Park Chalet descending from the Grinnell Glacier Overlook (had to turn back because of icing conditions on the trail.)
Descending on the horse trail through the Granite Park burn area (1990s.)
The burned back trees provide much better views from the Granite Park trail than were probably available before the burn.
The standard postcard view of Wild Goose Island, as the evening rainstorms roll through.
After a very cold evening, the weeping rock faces of the Hidden Lake trail are all iced up.
Another view of the melting overnight ice cover of the Hidden Lake Divide runoff stream.
The overnight weather was cold enough to freeze over much of this glacial runoff stream. Despite being immediately trailside, the icing structure survived the heavy crowds.
A hgih alpine tarn on the trail to Hidden Lake Overlook.
A look back at Hidden Lake Divide while descending towards the lake itself.
A view of Hidden Lake and Bearhat Mountain on the right.
ANother marmot, this one definitely chunky enough to have a good chance at surviving the winter.
A marmot taking in the view of Bearhat Mountain, Hidden Lake, and the Avalanche Creek basin behind.
Lunch time at the goat dairy bar!
Dry tarns at the Continental Divide looking back towards Lake Mary Valley.
A browsing huvenile Mountain Goat at Hidden Lake Divide.
The view of the Lake Mary Valley, flanked by Heavy Runner and Going To The Sun Mountains
A look nirthwest across the Garden Wall, forming the west drop off of the Continental Divide and guidline the Highline Trail.
The rushing waters of St. Mary Falls, a few days after a decent rain storm.
One of a series of unnamed cascades leading up to Virginia Falls.
The flowerpot structure of middle Virgina Falls.
All three segments of Virginia Falls, dropping a total of about 30M.
The central cascde of the 50' drop off of Upper Virginia Falls.
The waters of St. Mary Creek running over richly covered sedimentary rocks.
The late evening view back towards the central mountains from the St. Mary Campground at the eastern adge of the park.
The col and arrete leading up from Siyeh Pass into the Bearing Creek Valley.
A view over Boulder Creek Valley from the col above Siyeh Pass.
Slip and Slide time for some high roaming Bighorn Sheep. These two were part of a group of 8 that more or less followed us down into the valley over the course of the afternoon.
Looking down into B aring Creek Valley, with Sexton Glacier to the right.
A closeup of Sexton Glacier, clearly showing the movement and crevassing required to be classified as something more than just a permanent snow field.
Looking over Lake Sherburne towards the Many Glacier sector of the park. The outlying lakes are irrigation reservoirs so are lower in the fall.
The recently refurbished Dining Room at Many Glacier Hotel, a nice evening refuge after days on the trails.
The shear cliff dropoff at the outlet of Ptarmigan Tunnel.