Having been to Glacier Park a number of times, I have hiked nearly every trail, and scrambled some of the peaks on the South side of the Trans-Canada Highway. This time around, the Hermit Trail, on the North side of the road, just East of the visitor centre was the destination. The main reason for this trail’s existence is to provide access to the Hermit Campground, a no services backcountry site that functions as a base for climbers going off into the mountains beyond. The two hour uphill (steep!) effort was rewarded with amazing views to the South, and a ring of fantastic quartzite peaks behind the camp.