All 50 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are now open for 2016! While more snow than we had last year at this time, the snow is definitely disappearing fast. If you’re planning on hiking in the high country on such trails as the Highline, we still have some time before that melts out.
I also drove down to St. Mary Falls to see what the area looks like after last summer’s Reynolds Creek Fire. I’d not seen it since the burn and I have to say that it’s pretty amazing. The hike feels like a completely different trail. I had to stop and try and remember what it used to look like a couple of times. Three things I’m really digging after the fire has gone through are the beautiful new undergrowth, great birding, and new expansive views.
As you turn up the St. Mary River drainage in the past, you could hear the river, but barely see it. You can now see it immediately, then continually as you head up towards the falls. Through the whole hike you can see peaks all around. Really cool things. Check out the photos below for St. Mary Falls and the rest of the Logan Pass opening 2016 trip.
Overall, amazing morning getting out and driving up to the fantastic Logan Pass!