Hidden Lake

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS REBEL T3i
State/Province/Region
MT
Country
US
Nearest Area
Glacier National Park-Logan's Pass
Town
West Glacier
Description

From time to time nature photographers have to work just as hard just to get to the shot. It was going to be a scorcher of a day (mid to high 90's) so my wife and I decided to go the highest elevation we could knowing the temp would be cooler. Logan's Pass is the highest you can get by car and was also the location of one of GNP's gems, Hidden Lake. Reaching this destination requires a nearly two mile hike uphill through frequent patches of snow and melting water and I kept reminding myself that the reward would be worth it. Being from MN, I could not grasp the concept of wearing shorts while trudging through snow in 70 degree weather or seeing people in shorts and sandals on one side of me and people carrying skis on the other side. The hike was often treacherous trying to get footing on the snow pack while carrying a camera and tripod and I was getting a little nervous seeing people slip and fall around me. I am glad to say that I was not one of those to fall and when we did finally reach our destination and gazed upon the view, we agreed the trek was well worth it!

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Date Added
December 20, 2015
Date Taken
December 20, 2015