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Hidden Lake Hike – Glacier National Park, MT




Hidden Lake is located at the top of Logan’s Pass near the continental divide. I would HIGHLY suggest initially stopping here during the evening time while driving along the Going to the Sun Road and watching the sunset at the Hidden Lake Overlook (its not far past the lodge/parking lot). I stumbled on this by accident, but it was honestly the most beautiful sight I’ve ever seen (in the most manly, non-dickcheese type of way). The way the area is layered, along with the mountains in the background, it was just stunning the way the sun was reflecting off the surface. The pictures I took don’t do it justice at all. I immediately ripped my shirt off Hulk Hogan style, laid on a bed of jagged, sharp rocks, and gently ran my fingers though my thick mane of chest hair while admiring the sights for a good 20 minutes.

Now that you’re turned on with visuals, lets get to the good shit. This hike was by far the best I have ever been on. The place is crawling with these little asshole marmots that bark at you to get the hell away from their home. It’s kinda cute at first, but after a while you just want them to kiss your ass. I also ran into a TON of mountain goats that don’t give the slightest shit that you’re around. They will even walk along the trails with you as long as you don’t mess with them. The one disappointment was not seeing any Grizzly or Brown bears, since this was “prime bear country.” I know most people are thankful NOT to run into bears, but screw that, I would bear mace the shit out of them, run, trip, and be eaten alive. Whatevs.

This hike is one of the most popular in the park, and for good reason. Expect to run into a lot of elderly and children towards the early parts of the hike… they travel at an accelerated rate of 1 mile per day, so just push them down if you have to. Once you’re about 3+ miles deep the hike becomes more tolerable since most oldies/kids don’t make it far past the loooooong ass wooden stair case (you’ll see). Again, I highly suggest this hike to anyone in the area. The views are just unbelievable.

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