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I noticed that Beargrass, one of the iconic wildflowers with a long stem and a white cone (some resembling a light bulb), were blooming everywhere in this part of the park. I read that bears like to eat young stems of it. Pretty exotic, I thought. Instead of taking the same trail back, I decided to check out Feather Plume Falls and take Piegan Pass Trail back to the trailhead, which shared a section of it with the Continental Divide Trail (CDT). Mt. Gould started coming into view from the right as I was hiking south. When I hit the junction where the CDT continued farther south, I followed it for a bit (not intending to go all the way to the Going-to-the-Sun Road – it would’ve been really long). Eventually the high Cataract Creek water forced me to turn around. While retracing back to the junction, I wondered how the CDT thru-hikers could manage to cross it…

Glacier National Park, Montana

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
  • 16mm / 1/13 sec at ƒ/5.6. / ISO 100
  • Taken 7/7/2016

© 2016 H Peter Ji


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