Knowing when to call it

If you would have told me that it was going to be raining when we reached the ridgeline, we wouldn’t have even started. Great Northern Mountain just south of Glacier National Park is a fairly popular climb that I have yet to do for some reason. Kristen and I set out on Sunday morning to[…]

Next up, Rocky Mountain National Park

Well I just came back from my first trip down to Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. What a beautiful (and massive) place! After hiking for two weeks straight, I know that I’m only scratching the surface. I’m not just arbitrarily down there, however, I’m starting work on my seventh day hike map guide. I’ve[…]

Lower Yosemite Fall

Yosemite Falls cascades from the tall walls of Yosemite Valley in three different phases. While Upper Yosemite Fall is a tougher hike and the Middle Cascades are inaccessible, the dramatic and popular Lower Yosemite Fall is easily accessed through an easy, wooded path. Let’s just get this out of the way, Lower Yosemite Fall is[…]

Grinnell Lake – Spring 2019

As part of Glacier National Park’s Harlequin Duck project, a few of us headed over to the east side of the park to look for Harlequin Ducks. Sean (one of the park’s wildlife techs) and I went up to Grinnell Lake in the Many Glacier area of the park. While we didn’t find any Harlequins,[…]

Bridalveil Fall

Waterfalls can vary wildly from month to month, and even season to season. Yosemite National Park is home to a host of incredible waterfalls and Bridalveil Fall is part of this collection of wonders. I went to Yosemite National Park in June of 2015 to a waterfall that was the lightest of veils, then again[…]

Table Mountain

Table Mountain boasts incredible views of the Grand Tetons. It’s summit sits on the boundary of the Jedediah Smith Wilderness and Grand Teton National Park, but the trail itself comes in from the Idaho side and is entirely in the Jedediah Smith Wilderness area. Regardless, for fans of Grand Teton National Park, it’s a hike[…]