East Side

Spending some time over on the East Side of the mountains to knock off a bunch of hikes. Unfortunately, the internet is super slow, so bear with me on releasing videos. In the meantime, I’m able to trickle out some photos to facebook, so feel free to swing on over to http://facebook.com/hike734 and check out[…]

Numa Ridge Lookout

Rainbow Peak

A hike that starts out with the beautiful Bowman Lake with Rainbow Peak in the background has promises of being amazing and Numa Ridge Lookout does not disappoint. You gradually ascend through forest that houses many birds and wildflowers near the lake. As you get higher, the forest begins to open up and the views[…]

Siyeh Bend to Sun Point

Picked up the section of trail from the Piegan Pass trail that starts at Siyeh Bend, passes the Jackson Glacier Overlook, continues along St Mary Lake and ends at Sun Point. The trail from Piegan Pass to Jackson Glacier Overlook was nothing of note, but kept getting better and better ending in a beautiful sunset[…]

Snyder Ridge

Snyder Ridge Trail

The Snyder Ridge Trail starts near the Apgar Village on the east side of Lake McDonald with a humble trailhead and runs along the eastern shore parallel to Lake McDonald. The trail crosses the Lincoln Lake trail and eventually intersects the Sperry/Gunsight trail and empties at Lake McDonald Lodge. Trail starts out gaining elevation where[…]

Flathead Ranger Station

Flathead Ranger Station

Got a ferry across the big, brown and fast North Fork Flathead River by Glacier Rim river access by my good friend Shawn Altenburg from Montana Elements to start out my hike by the old, long gone Flathead Ranger Station. This trail roughly parallels the Middle Fork of the Flathead River until it comes to[…]

Apgar Village

Apgar Village

Sometimes it’s easier to miss something that is right under your nose. I think that the trails in close proximity to the Apgar Village fit this description. I went from being surrounded by people to walking into the woods practically by myself. I saw bear, deer, wildflowers and a wide variety of birds without walking[…]