Bear Grass on Highline Trail | Glacier National Park

Highline Trail in Glacier National Park is truly a hike of a lifetime. The trail is a visual feast that gives your soul a day of beauty and relaxation as you soak in one amazing view after another. It’s a location that’s highly recommended and can’t be missed if you’re ever in the area. The hike is not easy, but with every turn and slight change in landscape, it pushes you on and keeps your feet moving forward to see what’s around the next mountain side.

We were lucky to have the bear grass peaking during our time on the trail, which gave us many interesting foregrounds. In the image below, we came across some beautiful bear grass, so I quickly set up my composition as the rest of the group continued along the trail. My focus was on the bear grass with the beautiful mountains as the backdrop to the scene. However, as I was waiting for my hiking group to clear, I decided to capture the scene with my wife just about to turn the corner of the mountain side, which makes the image stronger as it gives the viewer a point of interest along the trail.


Bear Grass on Highline Trail | © Jay Moore Photography

Photography / Hiking Insight: We started on the trail at 9 am, but I would suggest to try and leave slightly before (8 am in August) and plan on doing the out and back hike from Logan Pass. It’s a little longer than option two (a one-way trip to ‘The Loop’, however, this option concludes with four miles straight down a mountain with very limited views). Although heading back to Logan Pass adds some miles, it’s a gradual slope and easier on your body with better views for your eyes and camera.

Research Insight: We wore out both Vicky Spring’s book (Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park) and our iphone App (HIKE – Glacier National Park).

Print Purchase: If you’re interested in purchasing a photographic print, the image above (and all images posted on my blog) are available in all sizes. Please email be directly through the ‘contact Jay’ link located at the top of the page.

One Response

  1. Sara

    it’s true, the image is much stronger with me in it 🙂 very pretty honey.

    September 26, 2012 at 6:08 pm

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