Views from the Summits:
This is a view of Reynolds Mountain from the Going-to-the-Sun Road. We are just about a half of a mile west of Logan Pass. Reynolds Mountain is what's known as a Matterhorn because it was carved by three glaciers at the same time. The result is a sharp "horn" shaped summit.
Reynolds Mountain (9,125 feet) is an iconic matterhorn that truly symbolizes Glacier National Park. This famous mountain sits directly on Logan Pass, and it is probably one of the most photographed mountains in the park. This huge mountain is located just to the south west of the Visitor's Center. From the summit, you will get a great view of the Logan Pass Visitor's Center parking lot thousands of feet below you.
This is one of our favorite mountains to climb because of it's central location. No matter where you look, the views from the summit are absolutely breath-taking. And no matter how many times we've climbed it, the views remain absolutely awe-inspiring, and it feels like the first time every time.
Reynolds Mountain is a classic matterhorn, which means that it was carved by three different glaciers simultaneously. This results in a very narrow, horn-shaped summit that gives you tremendous views in all directions.
This is truly a very special mountain, and it will always be one of our favorites.
Here's another view of Reynolds Mountain from the summit of Bearhat. Reynolds is a very sharp matterhorn, with cliffs on all sides. (We are facing east).
Views from the Summit
Dave standing on the summit of Reynolds Mountain. The camera is facing west. Note Hidden Lake thousands of feet below him.
The camera is facing straight west. The mountain to the left is BearHat Mountain, and the lake far below us is Hidden Lake. On a clear day, you can literally see forever!
This is a view of the Dragon's Tail. The larget mass of ice just to the upper left of it is Sperry Glacier. We are facing southwest.
Shannon between Reynolds (right) and the Dragon's Tail.
Logan Pass is several thousand vertical feet below the summit of Reynolds Mountain.
The flat topped mountain in the center is BearHat Mountain, and the lake far below is Hidden Lake.
We have a blast climbing this mountain. There are several routes, and each of them are a ton of fun.
Shannon standing next to the summit cairn, looking to the east.
A great view to the west.
It's a great feeling to be standing on top of the world!
Can you name the peaks in this photo? (Camera facing northeast)
Here are the answers.
Facing straight east, you can see Saint Mary Lake. Going-to-the-Sun Mountain is just to the left of it. Heavy Runner Mountain is the lower peak in the foreground.
You can't stop grinning when you're on the summit of Reynolds Mountain!
Shannon scampering along the summit ridge. The large mountain in front of her in the distance is Mount Brown, which is located near Lake McDonald Lodge.
Mount Oberlin is the peak far below us in the foreground. The ocean of peaks to the north of Oberlin are all part of Glacier National Park's Lewis Range.
Taking in the view from the summit of Reynolds Mountain.
The Hidden Lake Overlook is thousands of feet below the summit. (We are facing northwest.) We can see visitors on the Overlook, and they can see us!
Shannon taking in the view
This view shows Glacier's remote Livingston Range in the distance (northwest).
Shannon is several thousand feet above Hidden Lake.
Here is a view to the southeast. You can see both the Sperry Glacier and the Jackson/Blackfoot Glacier Complex. The massive Mount Jackson looms in the distance.
There's no such thing as a "bad day" when you're standing on the summit of Reynolds