Verdure and Snowbanks along the Trail to Lincoln Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana
The mountain passes of Glacier Park take us to the very roof of America, to the majestic reaches of the high country. The sides of the hills and mountains through which you climb are literally covered in summer with wild flowers for Glacier Park can be compared only with Rainier and Rocky Mountain Parks for the beauty and variety of its flowers and plant life. However, you soon rise above the timber line, with the trails still zigzagging its way up the side of the mountain. The loose shale working down make the surefooted horse a real comfort and it is surprising the sense of security you acquire after a few days' riding on your patient mount. The trail creeps up the precipitous slope, the horse picks its way carefully, conversation ceases, and all is silent.