The WINs moved to Missoula from Kalispell, but the temperatures we in the high 90s, so I went to Whitefish instead and scored a hookup at the Moose Lodge. Some wasps were busy in my electrical spot, but we managed to coexist.
I went to the Farmers Market in Whitefish and managed to get some Lambert cherries. I heard they were the best, and they were! And they were sold out in 5 minutes, but I managed to get a pound.
The other reason I went to Whitefish was the opportunity to go back to Glacier National Park. On the way, I took a side trip to see Hungry Horse dam.
I also stopped at some of the waterfalls along McDonald Creek.
But my main goal was the hike to Hidden Lake. When I did a short part of the trail 10 days ago, the fields were full of Glacial Lilies. But now there are very different flowers here!
Right off the bat, I saw some wildlife.
And farther on, a waterfall.
And wow! A mountain goat! Finally - the grizzly bear must have left the area.
It's a beautiful hike - my favorite kind, not in the trees, and fabulous views everywhere.
Hidden Lake is below that mountain in the distance.
My arrival at the overlook.
A panorama view of the entire lake.
You can walk down to the lake, but it's quite a bit lower and then you have to walk back up. So I stayed at the overlook.
On the way back, I walked by a mother and baby mountain goat right by the trail! Now I'm really happy!
Also on the way back, I got a good view of the Garden Wall, the glacial ridge on the continental divide.