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PERMIT: Overnight camping in Glacier National Park requires a backcountry permit. Check out the latest fees and more details at nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/backcountry.htm.
MORE PARK INFO: Glacier National Park, (406) 888-7800; nps.gov/glac/.
-Mapped by Eric Biehl
- Distance: 5.9
Views of the SW ridge of Spot Mtn.
Location: 48.4677276611328, -113.35440826416
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Take Mt. Henry Scenic Point Trail; head E around the boneyard
Location: 48.4832725524902, -113.353317260742
Path zigs under conifers; side trail to Appistoki Falls veers off to R
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Leave the Mt. Henry Trail behind; cross Appistoki Creek (no bridge) and head S toward Appistoki Peak
Location: 48.4785919189453, -113.352203369141
Terrain climbs @ steady pace; low windswept trees and open alpine meadows replace lodgepole pines
Location: 48.4757766723633, -113.353446960449
Trail starts to get steep. Look back to admire Scenic Point Mtn. in NE, plus (possibly) grazing bighorn sheep
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Photo op: Two Medicine Lake and Sinopah Mtn. to the W
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Appistoki Peak (8,164 ft.): Take in 360° views of Spot Mtn. to N, Bison Mtn. to E, and Painted Tepee Peak to SW; head S on ridgeline toward the saddle
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Continue on ridgeline as it continues to climb S from the saddle
Location: 48.4539794921875, -113.355499267578
Photo op: Large rock arch. Ridge begins to curve to the E
Location: 48.4527435302734, -113.349166870117
Keep heading E, following ridgeline toward summit of Mt. Henry
Location: 48.4531288146973, -113.343597412109
Mt. Henry (8,845 ft.): Bird’s-eye views of Big Sky country and the rugged Lewis Range stretch for miles
The view from Appistoki Peak
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