One of the greatest day hikes one can experience heads up four miles and 1500 feet from Sperry Chalet, over Comeau Pass into the high boulder and lake expanse below Sperry Glacier. The views of of the massive, magnificent back country of Glacier National Park sweep the eyes up into infinity.
However, the journey up there is most memorable. The trail switches back through six levels of beauty–musical waterfalls and streams of multiple sizes, wildflowers that call the eye to linger, animals like mountain goats, marmots, pikas, ptarmigan, rocks of incredible sizes, shapes, and colors.
Coming back down, Meg and I simply meandered, trying as best possible to extend the day and intensify our memories.
|waterfall on hike from Sperry Chalet to Sperry Glacier. Look closely to see the mountain goat midway up the rocks|
|Meg on rock stairs at Comeau Pass|
|One of the hiking levels on the way to Sperry Glacier|
|another level of the Sperry Glacier hike|
|Little Matterhorn, Glacier National Park, below Sperry Glacier (Note all the colors in the rocks!)|
|Can you find the ptarmigan that Meg is hiking past?|
|The beargrass was everywhere!|
|Crossing one of the snowfields above Sperry Chalet|
|On top of the world in the Sperry Glacier, Glacier National Park area|
|a typical section of of the Sperry Glacier hike|