Author: hike734

  • Avalanche Lake Spring 2022 Bike and Hike

    The forecast called for a lovely spring day on Kristen’s birthday, so we decided to load up the bikes and head on up to Glacier National Park to bike, then hike up to Avalanche Lake. On the west side of the park, the Going-to-the-Sun Road is closed at Lake McDonald Lodge. When they’re not working […]

  • Tuolumne Grove

    Walk down an old road through a forest of large trees to come to the even larger Sequoias of Tuolumne Grove. While not a vast collection, a few lying on the ground and an old tunnel tree (where cars used to drive through) makes for a fun experience. The parking lot for Tuolumne Grove is, […]

  • Four Mile Trail, Glacier Point, and the Panorama Trail

    A breathtaking tour of Yosemite Valley begins at the Four Mile Trail and travels up to the iconic Glacier Point with sweeping views. From there the aptly named Panorama Trail takes you down to the John Muir Trail and the Mist Trail with more stunning vistas and three of Yosemite’s stunning waterfalls. Utilizing Yosemite’s shuttle, […]

  • Sentinel Dome with Taft Point and The Fissures

    Hikes to Sentinel Dome and Taft Point and The Fissures can be done individually or put together into a 5.2mi/8.4km loop. These two short hikes off of the Glacier Point Road offer exceptional landscape features and great views looking down into Yosemite Valley and north towards the majestic mountains in the Tuolumne Meadows area. The […]

  • Rocky Point Nature Trail 2021

    Just west of Apgar, tucked behind the Fish Creek Campground and Picnic Area, lies a short hike to a unique vantage of Lake McDonald. This short, lollipop-shaped loop takes you through both mature and recently burned forests, along creeks, and out to rocky outcroppings. The Rocky Point Nature Trail does have a short section of […]

  • McDonald Creek Trail 2021

    A quick drive from the West Entrance of Glacier National Park takes you to the head of Lake McDonald where McDonald Creek empties into it. The McDonald Creek Trail works its way up the playful creek, in an easy-going fashion with ample views of the crystal clear water. The trail begins as a level, ADA […]

  • Scenic Point 2021

    Despite the smoke from fires in the west hanging in the air, we decided to head out to the Two Medicine area to hike Scenic Point, a favorite of ours. While the smoke affected the views somewhat, it also kept the day a bit cooler. We ended up seeing ample wildflowers, picked some huckleberries, and […]

  • New Year. New Office. More Blogs (soon).

    Welcome to 2021! Amongst all of the craziness of the infamous 2020, we embarked on building a new house. You haven’t heard anything from Hike 734 at all because of that. Now that we are getting close to completing the house, I’ll be moving into my new office and will start editing the pile of […]

  • Mirror Lake Loop and Snow Creek Trail

    In Yosemite National Park, Mirror Lake draws many visitors due to its very accessible trail and the chance to see Half Dome perfectly reflected in the water. The loop around this beautiful valley up and down Tenaya Creek is a popular one with Yosemite’s visitors. Very few hardy souls brave the steep switchbacks along Snow […]

  • Skiing Grist Road to Fish Creek

    If you head west from Apgar in Glacier National Park and cross over McDonald Creek, the first road on your right is called Grist Road. Along this quaint road are a collection of private inholdings. The road dead-ends and one of Glacier’s few “bike-able” trails continues on to the Fish Creek Campground Road. I wouldn’t […]

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