This brief post shares photographs from the beginning and end of the hike on the Highline Trail below the Continental Divide between Logan Pass and Haystack Butte. At the beginning of the day I make stops 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. Its purpose is to supplement the Milk River to provide irrigation for central Montana farmers and ranchers throughout the summer. In fall, the water level of Lake Sherburne is low and at spring runoff it is high.
On the way to Logan Pass I stop at a roadside lookout on Going-to-the-Sun Road to take photos of the Jackson Glacier. It is one of the largest of the few glaciers remaining in Montana‘s Glacier National Park.
At the end of the day, on the drive back to Swiftcurrent Inn after hiking the Highline Trail, I stop 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 trailhead to Red Eagle Lake. The Red Eagle Lake hike is 15.5 miles (25 KM) round trip with minimal elevation gain but it is not a trail I will hike on this trip.