I went to Glacier in August in the past two years. Hope I will be able to arrange a July trip to glacier this year.
It looks like the weather starts to warm up. looking forward to see more trip reports, pictures, and videos from you.
Than you for the compliments!
I would have loved to have gotten out last weekend to Polebridge.
The road was very icy. Tim and Laura ( heff936
) said they barely made it.
They said the snow was awesome
in the Polebridge area.
They did some xcountry skiing and snowshoeing.
I'm glad the trip worked out for them.
As I recall, you like flowers?
Personally, I like middle two weeks of July for flowers.
But that's very subjective. People's taste and interest flowers vary a lot.
Flowers bloom over a large range of elevations and many micro habitats throughout the mountains.
Some flowers bloom as the snow melts back--like glacier lilies. Some need a warmer soil temperature.
A lot of variables involved.
One day in mid August I was hiking on the far side of the Hidden Lake outlet creek. The flowers were spectacular.
However, I like July for flowers because by the time August comes, it's often very hot. Heat usually not good for flowers.
That doesn't mean there aren't good flowers in August, there are. I just believe that there might be little more variety earlier.
Please someone correct me if I'm way off base!
As for trip planning. Mid July can be great for flowers but risky if you are planning to go over the higher passes.
So keep that in mind.
Maybe this year I can time a mid June trip up to Siyeh Pass and get a better
shot of Jones Columbine.
pete This is a spectacular flower when you see it "in person". Jones Columbine June 20th 2015. Taken on the "hated switchbacks" on the way up to the pass.