Early Summer at Logan Pass at Glacier National Park in Montana
Early summer is a fun time to visit Glacier National Park. The Going-to-the-Sun Highway and Logan Pass will still have snow on them, and there is lots of fun to be had with snow!
If you plan on driving to Montana for your vacation, and you are coming right after the snow is removed from the Going-to-the-Sun Highway so that you can reach Logan Pass, throw in your skis and bring them along. There is still enough snow to hike up and get a few turns in, while wearing shorts in the beautiful Montana sunshine. Where to ski is not marked, but you can follow the other people hiking up to ski, and you will see where others made some turns and head that direction. (I will ski up there this summer and post a blog about it this summer.)
If you get there early enough in the summer, you can take the time to go “butt sledding” as we did one year. Or, you can do it the right way, and pack sleds and jump on, but we have no problem sledding in just our pants.
One summer we built a snowman. Or, if you prefer to call him, a snow owl, or something of the sort.
Seeing how deep the snow gets over the winter is also a unique experience.
And there will still be plenty of animals around to see and get photographs of. (Isn’t this one of the best parts?!)
You should bring good hiking shoes, because the board walk heading up to Hidden Lake often still has a bit of snow on it. And have layered clothes, if the weather is cool that day.
Have fun!! Visiting Logan Pass in early summer and late summer are two different experiences, so if you visit Montana more than once, I would recommend visiting each time!
Warmest Wishes from Big Sky Country,
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