Jim Johnston

Jim Johnston

Posted on 01/24/2011

Photo taken on June 30, 2010


Swiftcurrent Pass Trail
Glacier Park

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Bullhead Lake From the Switchbacks

Bullhead Lake From the Switchbacks
I did 3 switchbacks, and they are long and at a sharp angle. Where the switchbacks start is just a little higher than Bullhead Lake and toward the right bottom corner of this picture. I figure I was about mile from the top.

I was hiking by myself and I told Shirley I would be back at a certain time and if I had done the rest of this trail, it would have made me late and helicopters would have been flying over. I could have made it to the top, but it would have required me going real slow and taking several rest breaks at this elevation.

From here I had about 5.2 miles back to the Swiftcurrent motel parking lot.

The other pictures shows the top and a stream crossing on the trail. This one wasn't deep, but the other one was about 8 inches above the hiking boots.

J. Michael Wilhelm, Natures Images
J. Michael Wilhelm,…
I hope you carry a "SPOT" EPERB...cells phones almost never work in those conditions. I used to carry a multiple fanny pack with some photo gear but mostly survival gear in case I had to spend the night.

5 years ago.