Stop 7: Explore the trails
On my last day in the park, I hike in search of glaciers. At the start, I have ice on my mind. But I get distracted by everything
that comes before it. The way the sun warms the mountainsides. The dazzle of wildflowers—purple asters, glacier lilies, paintbrush.
I snap photos, knowing that when I show them to friends, they’ll still say it’s too beautiful to be true. They will, in fact, say that of every photo I’ve taken here. So insist: It’s really like this. Insist that when they visit Glacier, it should be for a month.
Pictured: View of Hidden Lake from Logan Pass