Category: Informational

  • Hike 734 Presentation DVD Announcement

    Have you been unable to make the Hike 734 presentation? Have you ever wanted to take the presentation home with you? Well wait no more. Today you can take home with you Jake’s Hike 734 presentation via DVD or digital download. The presentation is the story of Jake’s 2011 summer to become the first person […]

  • Mystery Box!

    UPDATE: They Mystery Box is Jake’s Presentation on DVD and digital download. Read more on the Announcement Blog!! I’m coming out with a new product here in the next few days, but decided to have a little fun with the announcement. I’m putting it up for pre-sale, but I’m not telling you what it is! […]

  • Logan Pass Opening 2013

    Mountains in clouds

    It’s finally here! As of June 21st, 2013, the National Park Service has opened Going-to-the-Sun Road all the way through from West Glacier to St. Mary. They had opened the road up from the East side to Logan Pass last week, but due to a contract they had with the construction crews and the need […]

  • Logan Pass – Half Opened

    The snowpack this year is disappearing fast which has helped the plowing crews do their insane work to get the iconic Going-to-the-Sun road open. (if you don’t believe me it’s insane, check out their Flickr Page for photos) Because of this, they were able to open up the road from the St. Mary side this […]

  • What’s in my Backpack?

    Backpack checklist

    UPDATED for 2016! Whether I’m on an overnight backpacking trip or a multi-day trip, most of what I take stays the same. Here’s what I’ve found that works well for me. When I start packing, I like to separate things out into categories which allows me to be more thorough. I think, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, […]

  • A Day of Beginnings

    Everyone has days in their lives that hold significance such as birthdays, anniversaries, graduation, the passing of loved ones. They are days to reflect on milestones, life changing events and loved ones. For me, one of the biggest is May 17th. On May 17th, 2011, I started my hiking project along McDonald Creek. It was […]

  • Touch of Glacier Helena

    I absolutely love giving my presentation! I get to tell my story while showing video and pictures of my trip. If you followed my blog in 2011, you got the quasi-objective version of the trail. My presentations are more of the story behind the adventure as a whole. This coming Tuesday, I’m speaking again, this […]

  • First Trillium of the Year

    I went out yesterday to look for Common Loon nests with some fine folks and came across my first trillium of the year. For me, this is one of my happy indicators of Spring which is followed by baby animals, more wildflowers, roads and trails opening up and eventually berries. I’ll blog about the Loon […]

  • The Frustrations of Spring

    Glacier National Park is more than Going-to-the-Sun Road, but the progress of the plowing of the road is a good indicator as to how much of the Park is accessible to hiking. At the end of most Aprils, the indicator usually feels pretty depressing. Most of the roads are closed and snow still has its […]

  • Bluebird day on Camas Road

    Got the word a little bit ago that the Camas Road was open to driving and went up with my buddy TJ Fallon*. Camas Road is a nice little paved road that shows off the Lewiston Range up the North Fork of Glacier National Park. The weather was dodgy, as it always is in Spring. […]