Reynolds Mountain, Glacier National Park

Date: August 16, 2019
Trip Leader: John Bardsley
Attendees: Jennifer Bardsley, Jennifer Franklin, Kris Cahoon, Henry Cahoon, Jim Goss, Josh ??

Our climb of the Southwestern Talus Slope Route (STSR) on Mount Reynolds was a great start to the 2019 Glacier Classic. My original plan was to do the Grand Tour, which follows the prominent diagonal ledge across the north face, but given that there is significant exposure on that route, and I hadn’t yet done the STSR, I opted for it instead.

Given that bad weather was forecasted for mid-afternoon, we got out of camp in St. Mary early and were starting our hike on the board walk to Hidden Lake Overlook by 7:30am. The route and group were both a lot of fun. We laughed a lot, made quick work of the talus and route finding near the top, had an early lunch, and were down to the car by 1pm. Although it was short, the day was sweet!

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