Author: Jake Bramante

  • Half Dome, Vernal Fall, and Nevada Fall

    Half Dome, Vernal Fall, and Nevada Fall

    The hike up to Half Dome in Yosemite National Park is pretty hard to beat. You have two unbelievable waterfalls, loads of habitat types, incredible views, the unique experience of the cables up the granite dome of Half Dome, and the opportunity to stand on a national park icon with sweeping views. ** Note that […]

  • Climbing Never Laughs Mountain and Mt Ellsworth

    Climbing Never Laughs Mountain and Mt Ellsworth

    A little Throwback Thursday cuz we’re feeling nostalgic for dry trails Not sure if it gets any better than a crisp, fall morning in the Two Medicine area of Glacier National Park when Two Medicine Lake is glass. Sinopah Mountain stands tall at the head of the lake, reflecting in the mirror at its feet. […]

  • Logging Lake Fall 2022

    Logging Lake Fall 2022

    I’ve had my eye on Logging Lake in Glacier National Park as a fall hike destination for some time. While often fairly muddy, fall affords a slightly drier trail, no insects and an abundance of golden larch trees that dazzled us throughout the day. Originally, we were wanting to get on the trail on Friday […]

  • Lupine Lake

    Lupine Lake

    This blog is part of a six part series of hikes in and around the Whitefish area in coordination with Explore Whitefish. Check out their website at https://explorewhitefish.com to find out more ways to explore the area, things to do, places to stay, and how you can recreate responsibly while visiting. A gorgeous drive to, […]

  • Stanton Lake in the Fall

    Stanton Lake in the Fall

    This blog is part of a six part series of hikes in and around the Whitefish area in coordination with Explore Whitefish. Check out their website at https://explorewhitefish.com to find out more ways to explore the area, things to do, places to stay, and how you can recreate responsibly while visiting. Just outside of the […]

  • Glacier View – Fall 2021

    Glacier View – Fall 2021

    This blog is part of a six part series of hikes in and around the Whitefish area in coordination with Explore Whitefish. Check out their website at https://explorewhitefish.com to find out more ways to explore the area, things to do, places to stay, and how you can recreate responsibly while visiting. While we’ve only been […]

  • Swift Creek to Smith Lake

    Swift Creek to Smith Lake

    This blog is part of a six part series of hikes in and around the Whitefish area in coordination with Explore Whitefish. Check out their website at https://explorewhitefish.com to find out more ways to explore the area, things to do, places to stay, and how you can recreate responsibly while visiting. The Whitefish Trail system […]

  • Danny On Memorial Trail

    Danny On Memorial Trail

    This blog is part of a six part series of hikes in and around the Whitefish area in coordination with Explore Whitefish. Check out their website at https://explorewhitefish.com to find out more ways to explore the area, things to do, places to stay, and how you can recreate responsibly while visiting. Hikes that start at […]

  • Siyeh Pass 2022

    Siyeh Pass 2022

    Alpine meadows, expansive views, a glacier, and a creek that tumbles into blue/green pools over red rocks all await on the Siyeh Pass Trail. While we like to do this hike when Preston Park is full of flowers, hiking it later in the summer yields less insects and more huckleberries. After a little bit of […]

  • Climbing Mt Jackson 2022

    Climbing Mt Jackson 2022

    Of all of Glacier National Park’s sublime summits, only six of them crest over the 10,000 foot mark. Mt Jackson, with its long, rounded ridge is one of those summits and it is as rewarding as it is a long grind. While you could (and probably should) break it up into two days by camping […]