Our hike started here at the sign. Our trek to Haystack Butte on the Highline Trail was a seasonal walk sanctioned by the International Volkssport Association and sponsored by the Four Plus Foolhardy Folks Volkssport Club from Washington State. The walk was 12 kilometers and rated 3 in difficulty. (L to R) Mary, Kevin & Martin.
Haystack Butte is the flat-top, green hill on the left side of the picture. The trail runs north along a line that generally parallels the top of the ridge of the mountain, called the Garden Wall, which runs north from Logan Pass.
A closeup of Heavens Peak. The white collection is a cloud, not a plume of steam. The mountains in Glacier NP appeared to be sedimentary rock, which implies the rocks were once ocean floors that were lifted up by tremendous geological forces.
This short section of the Going-to-the-Sun Road is called the Weeping Wall. A waterfall cascades down onto the roadway. Near the center of the picture is a red jammer tour bus. It has a canvas roof, which appears to be in the retracted position. The tourists are going to get wet under the falls.
Haystack Butte from the trail. The trail can be seen where it angles up the slope from the right to left center of the picture, then switches back to the snow field on the right upper part of the picture.