Yes, it really feels like that! This is my favorite hike so far in Glacier NP. I've done it several times before, but never get tired of it.
The Highline trail starts at Logan Pass in the middle of the park, across the street from the Visitors' Center. The first part is along the side of a cliff, but it is plenty wide enough, and there is a chain to hold on to if you get nervous.
It looks scarier when you look back on it.
Almost immediately, the goats/hiking guides appear.
They are also happy to pose for pictures.
A lot of the hikers want to go faster than the goats, and the goats will step off the path for you. They are very polite.
There is other wildlife too - a very cute ground squirrel -
And several marmots.
A split second after I took this picture, this marmot tried to bite my foot. I really don't think they can see very well, and he thought my foot was a big flower.
But my shoes are pretty tough, and got away with just a couple small scratches.
This was a big year for Beargrass in the park. It is pretty much past-peak now, but still very pretty.
Beargrass was named by Lewis and Clark. The weird thing is that bears don't like it and it isn't really a grass.
Here's a good-looking one.
You get good views of the Garden Wall along the trail. It was formed by glaciers scraping on both sides.
And you get to walk through a couple waterfalls.
You really do feel like you are walking on top of the world!
Awwww..... Hi there! What's your baby's name?
Two guys posing - Smile!
A short movie showing how you pass a goat.
We saw some more babies on the way back. This one was a little sleepy...
But this one was wide awake, and right near the trailhead.