Hidden Lake Hike, Glacier National Park

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I really enjoyed the hike to Hidden Lake starting at Logan Pass. It's a super popular hike and very crowded, but worth the effort. We were not allowed to go any further than the overlook because of a mother bear and two cubs near the lake. (Which we didn't see.). I thought maybe some of you who are still stuck at home from Covid would enjoy going on a virtual hike.

The wildflowers were gorgeous.

#1 Looks like something from Dr. Seuss

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#2. The lush carpet of flowers
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#3 These were my favorite.
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The waterfalls were spectacular.

#4 A waterfall along the trail
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#5 Another waterfall
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#6 A third waterfall
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#7 The crowded trail
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#8 Can you spot the animal on the rocks....a woodchuck, maybe?
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The view of the lake was underwhelming because of the smoke.
#9 The smoky view of Hidden Lake
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The animals were the star of the show!!

#10 This mountain goat didn't look so healthy
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#11 Another goat
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#11 A mountain goat running to catch up with his buddies. I shared a photo of another mountain goat who approached me at the overlook last week.
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#12 Bighorn sheep stirring up dust.
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Great images ... especially considering the challenges of the smoke. As I recall we took part of that hike and then turned back when we were there a couple of years ago. I don't recall it being quite that busy. So good to see people away from their screens!!

Ken
 
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It's been many, many years since I was uo there. But your first 6-7 shots are a sight for "sore" eyes—given that today promises to be our second hottest day of the year, albeit this time with smoke and extreme aridity. :eek:
Thanks for sharing!
 
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Looks like you had a great hike, must have been warm looking at the way fellow hikers were dressed. Last time we were there was a couple of years back in October, it was 34F, very windy and light snow. Saw less than 10 people, no wildlife. Love to know what that animal is in 8.
 

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