Category: Informational

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

    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 […]

  • Hike 734 Give Back 2019

    Hike 734 Give Back 2019

    **Final update!!** Click here to jump to learn more about the various partners and you can always donate You guys are great! Thanks for your amazing generosity for the 2019 Give Back to the Parks. We raised almost $7,000 for the parks! Totals are below (you can always donate throughout the year of course!): Glacier […]

  • Next up, Rocky Mountain National Park

    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 […]

  • Frozen Lake McDonald

    Frozen Lake McDonald

    With the sunshine and the warmer weather up here in Northwestern Montana, we’ve been trying to soak up the sunshine that seemed to have disappear for months. A trip to Glacier National Park was in order. The plan was to ski Going-to-the-Sun Road over to the ranger station at the head of the lake. We […]

  • Hike 734 Give Back 2018

    Hike 734 Give Back 2018

    ** UPDATE** Things were a bit wonky this year on the “Hike 734 Give Back” as I got around to it too late, but you guys really stepped up! Of course Glacier received the most love as that’s the favorite park of most of the Hike 734 clan, but we raised some nice money for […]

  • Not so fast, Winter

    Not so fast, Winter

    We opened the garage door to head out to Glacier National Park when Kristen said, “I don’t think I have enough clothes on. It’s cold.” It was a chilly morning. The clear skies that were beckoning us to get outside had also helped drive down the temperatures. We’re not ready for winter. With no specific […]

  • Off to Olympic National Park

    Off to Olympic National Park

    Well another summer season and another national park. This year, the park I’ll be hiking all over is Olympic National Park. It’s looking like I have about 45 days of exploring this amazing park located in the northwest corner of Washington… and well, the entire United States! This park features the Pacific Ocean with beaches […]

  • Logan Pass Opening 2018

    Logan Pass Opening 2018

    The wait is over! The Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park is now officially open to vehicles all the way to Logan Pass for 2018! We were there when they opened the gates and were the first through on the west side which was super special for us and really dang exciting! Every year in […]

  • A Few Of My Favorite (Hiking) Things

    A Few Of My Favorite (Hiking) Things

    Every year I log hundreds of miles on the trail. Through those miles, some gear rises to the top that I end up absolutely loving. Here are a few of them… There are a lot of sites/bloggers out there who do extensive reviews of products. They’ll list the “Top 10 day packs” and review them, […]

  • Winter is not for hibernating

    Winter is not for hibernating

    I’m often asked if winter is the slow time of year for me. I’m definitely not running around like I am in the spring (product distribution), summer, and fall (hiking). I am, however, busy editing blogs, making the actual topo maps, and writing trail descriptions. It kind of reminds me of seeing birds like the […]