Jackson Glacier – Glacier National Park – Hiking Montana

 

Jackson Glacier is visible from Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park.

 

 

This brief post shares photographs from the beginning and end of the hike on the Highline Trail between Logan Pass and Haystack Butte beneath the Continental Divide

At the beginning of this day, stops are made along the shore of Lake Sherburne while leaving Many Glacier.  The dam which creates Lake Sherburne was constructed in 1911 on Blackfeet territory just outside the east Many Glacier entrance to Glacier National Park.  The lakes purpose is to supplement the Milk River and regulate irrigation for central Montana farmers and ranchers throughout the summer.  In fall, the water level of Lake Sherburne is low and at spring runoff water levels are high.

 

Lake Sherburne – Glacier National Park – Montana, USA Lake Sherburne – Glacier National Park – Montana, USA

 

Lake Sherburne – Glacier National Park – Montana, USA Lake Sherburne Dam – Glacier National Park – Montana, USA

 

Lake Sherburne – Glacier National Park – Montana, USA Lake Sherburne – Glacier National Park – Montana, USA

 

Singleshot Mountain – Glacier National Park – Montana, USA Singleshot Mountain – Glacier National Park – Montana, USA

 

On the way to Logan Pass a roadside viewpoint along Going-to-the-Sun Road provides the opportunity to capture photographs of Jackson GlacierJackson Glacier is one of the largest of the few glaciers remaining in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA.

 

Jackson Glacier – Glacier National Park – Montana, USA Jackson Glacier – Glacier National Park – Montana, USA

 

Jackson Glacier – Glacier National Park – Montana, USA Jackson Glacier – Glacier National Park – Montana, USA

 

At the end of the day, on the drive back to Swiftcurrent Innafter hiking the Highline Trail, a stop is made just outside the St. Mary entrance to Glacier National Park to photograph the historic 1913 Ranger Station and the nearby, large, rambling Hudson’s Bay District Ranger Complex

This is also the location of the trail-head to Red Eagle Lake.  The Red Eagle Lake hike is 15½ miles (25 KM) round trip with minimal elevation gain which will be saved for another day.

 

1913 Ranger Station – Glacier National Park – Montana, USA 1913 Ranger Station – Glacier National Park – Montana, USA

 

1913 Ranger Station – Glacier National Park – Montana, USA 1913 Ranger Station – Glacier National Park – Montana, USA

 

1913 Ranger Station – Glacier National Park – Montana, USA 1913 Ranger Station – Glacier National Park – Montana, USA

 

1913 Ranger Station – Glacier National Park – Montana, USA 1913 Ranger Station – Glacier National Park – Montana, USA

 

Hudsons Bay Depot – Glacier National Park – Montana, USA Hudson's Bay Depot – Glacier National Park – Montana, USA

 

Hudsons Bay Depot – Glacier National Park – Montana, USA Hudson's Bay Depot – Glacier National Park – Montana, USA

 

Hudsons Bay Depot – Glacier National Park – Montana, USA Hudson's Bay Depot – Glacier National Park – Montana, USA

 

 

 

 

 

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