Category: Informational

  • Feels good to be back home

    Feels good to be back home

    After a couple months of hiking in Yellowstone National Park, I’m finally back home. While Yellowstone is amazing, I still need my Glacier National Park fix. It’s also fall around here and the colors are changing quite dramatically and both Kristen and I wanted to see Glacier in her new clothes. Another development has been […]

  • Back to Yellowstone

    Back to Yellowstone

    I’m about ready to head south again. As smoke from innumerable fires both inside and out of Glacier fill the skies, I’m thankful that I’m spending September in Yellowstone National Park. My blogging has slowed as I’ve doubled down on my hiking, but that will bring hiking blogs all throughout the offseason. Yellowstone is a […]

  • Logan Pass Opening 2015

    Logan Pass Opening 2015

    The arrival of the opening of Going-to-the-Sun Road all the way to Logan Pass in Glacier National Park is always exciting. At present, it has only opened up from the west side, but the east side should follow sometime after the 19th of June this year. The snowpack is much lower than it was last […]

  • Yellowstone National Park Announcement

    Yellowstone National Park Announcement

    While primarily known as a “driving park”, Yellowstone National Park has some great hiking as well and I’m about ready to dive in. I’m beginning work on my third Day Hike Map and am incredibly excited. Yellowstone has over 1,000 miles of trail and, while I won’t be hiking all of them, I’ll be knocking […]

  • Day Hikes of Zion National Park Map Guide Announcement

    Day Hikes of Zion National Park Map Guide Announcement

    If you’re heading to Zion National Park, I’ve got a sweet map with a guide on the back to help you make the most of your trip. Last year, in response to all of the requests that I get for people traveling to Glacier, I came out with the Day Hikes of Glacier National Park Map […]

  • Zion National Park Announcement

    Zion National Park Announcement

    That I would start blogging about Zion National Park will come as no surprise to those of you that are subscribed to my mailing list, “Like” me on Facebook, or follow me on Twitter or Instagram. (If you aren’t, you should subscribe on the right, “Like”, and follow.) In May of 2014, Kristen and I […]

  • Merlin Eating Bohemian Waxwing

    Merlin Eating Bohemian Waxwing

    Went out again for the Christmas Bird Count in the Bigfork, MT region. This was the 41st count for that area. We counted 36 species in our area with 666 Canada Geese and 508 of everything else for a total of 1,174 birds! The highlight of the day was a Merlin on a power pole eating […]

  • Glacier Christmas Bird Count 2014

    Glacier Christmas Bird Count 2014

    It’s that time of the year for Audubon’s 115th annual Christmas Bird Count. As if I needed any excuse to get out in Glacier National Park on a sunny day…. citizen science is always a great excuse. While the snow was really crunchy making it hard to hear and easy to scare birds away, we still […]

  • Christmas Bird Count 2014

    Christmas Bird Count 2014

    It’s that time of year when the longest running citizen science program in the world kicks off! The annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count is in its 115th year and the great thing is, whether or not you’re an experienced birder, you can be a part of it. Head on over to to connect with […]

  • Shout-outs from the Web

    Shout-outs from the Web

    A couple of cool Hike 734 mentions around the internet that I’d like to draw your attention to. This is more about them than me. Check out the blogs that mentioned me. You’ll be glad you did. Hiking the Trail Adam Nutting is working his way through the Appalachian Trail and has a great blog documenting […]