Goat Trail and Merritt

Near Ptarmigan Tunnel, the goat trail sneaks around this shoulder and views south and west open up dramatically. Here, Mount Merritt, with Old Sun Glacier, offers a sampling of what is about to come.

Glacier National Park, MT-- August 2009


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musicman82 - Aug 20, 2009 11:56 am - Voted 10/10

Holy cow

That's awesome - enough said.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Aug 21, 2009 12:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Holy cow

You have to get out to Glacier, Tim. It will really blow your mind. That's all I can say.


musicman82 - Aug 21, 2009 1:14 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Holy cow

I am sure - if you go back there next summer and need a partner, let me know! I'm heading up to Kirwin tomorrow to get the Spar summit...


Saintgrizzly - Aug 23, 2009 2:31 am - Voted 10/10

I love this shot...

...as it gives a sense of scale at how big these mountains are. Capturing such is not easy...good job! (Nice new snow on top, too....)

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Aug 23, 2009 9:25 am - Hasn't voted

Re: I love this shot...

Thanks again, Vernon. Many of the higher peaks got some pretty good snow the days I was there. On Friday, when I first did the traverse, there was nothing on Gable. You can see in the "nice day" shot on the page the difference. Wilbur, Gould, Siyeh, and even Henkel got a nice bit, Siyeh and Gould especially. A strange August indeed!


Dean - Aug 23, 2009 11:54 am - Voted 10/10

Excellent pictures

What a great group of pictures. For some reason, the goat trail kind of hiking/climbing doesn't appeal to me (my wussmeter goes way up).

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Aug 24, 2009 2:22 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Excellent pictures

Thanks, Dean. But give it a try; I think you'd like it!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Aug 25, 2009 10:54 am - Hasn't voted

Re: ooooo!!!

Thank you very much!

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