Glacier Classic, Day 2: Reynolds Mountain

Date: August 19, 2017

Trip Leader: Susanna Girolamo

It was cloudy and windy as we got to Logan Pass. All around us you couldn’t see the Mountains because of the clouds. Although, we decided to go ahead and approach the mountain with hope that the weather would change and open up.  The forecast in the mountains is just so unpredictable, until you go, you really never know.
The distance to the summit of Reynolds Mountain is about five miles, half of it it’s on human trail. On the climber’s trail cairns guide you all the way up to the summit. The elevation gain from Logan Pass is about 2,500 vertical feet, with class 2 or 3 climbing when taking the Southwestern Talus Slope route, making this climb a great introduction to beginner or first timer mountaineers. Our group was a total of 5 people. For two of them, Paul and Lauren was their first time exploring the Glacier National Park and climb a mountain to the summit.  On our way up we only saw two different small parties coming down.  When all of us made it to the summit we realized really quickly that we were the only one on the mountain surrounded by spectacular views.

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