I had never been as close to dying on a hike as I was here, on the Highline Trail to Grinnell Glacier in Glacier National Park. Doing a 12 mile hike close to sunset means a lot of hiking back in the dark, in bear country. Which was all fine and good, until a storm decided to roll in on my trek back. This storm included hail. This was no picnic and I honestly felt like giving up a few times. Freezing, exhausted & paranoid, the only thought that kept me going was, "I NEED to edit these pictures!"