my visit five years ago! Now blanketed with wild flowers, back then this lower portion of the trail was covered with slippery snow!
First view of Hidden Lake.
The hike back to the visitors center was more difficult on my knees and hips. Some of the steps in the lower portion were rather high and each one became a little more painful. After a few stops along the way, I made it to the visitors center where I sat and watched the cars go around in circles looking for a non-existant parking space! It was about 10:30 and a few minutes later they closed the parking area to incoming traffic. I drove on down to the valley on the Going to the Sun road and spent most of the day stopping at several pull-outs and taking short walks. Also ventured into the town of Columbia Falls (about 15 miles west of Glacier) and found their nice little library to post a status update to Facebook.
About 4 p.m. I started the 50 mile drive back along the Going to the Sun road to return to the campground.
Looking down into the valley about 3/4 of the way to Logan Pass.
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Becky Wiseman, "Glacier National Park : Hidden Lake Overlook," Kinexxions, posted July 29, 2015 (http://kinexxions.blogspot.com/2015/07/glacier-national-park-hidden-lake.html : accessed [access date])