Jake is currently in Yosemite National Park working on his next Hike 734 project. If you regularly follow his blogs you might have seen me tagging along behind him on his hiking adventures. I won’t be able to join him in Yosemite until August, but that won’t keep me from hitting the trail.
I wrapped up some weekend house projects and with the weather being so fantastic it was time to play… Glacier was calling me! A girls hiking trip was in order. One of my friends had never been to Scenic Point and the other it had been at least 10 years. We were treated to a perfect day in the Two Medicine area of Glacier.
If you haven’t already heard, the beargrass bloom in Glacier this year is pretty remarkable. The beginning of this trail greeted us with an abundance of tall, fragrant, white orbs.
We began to climb steadily on the trail as it worked its way out of the Appistoki Creek drainage. The wildflower covered hillsides and open views were fantastic as we switchbacked up the rocky terrain. We enjoyed the unobstructed views of Two Medicine Lake and colorful red rock of Rising Wolf Mountain contrasted against the blue sky.
After meeting a young bighorn sheep on the trail that was snacking on beargrass, we continued on towards the saddle and up to Scenic Point. Here we shared the summit with a hoary marmot as we enjoyed our lunch and the beautiful view of the surrounding rocky peaks and down to Lower Two Medicine Lake.
On our return trip down we were fortunate to come across a group of ewes and lambs. The mid-afternoon sun was hot and there is very little shade along the trail so we made haste as we switchbacked down, enjoying the beautiful views this trail offers of the Two Medicine area.