Hiked to the lovely and quaint Snyder Lakes. Encountered snow the last mile or so, but that’s the price you pay for loads of flowers. We started in the lush areas around Lake McDonald and worked our way up to the subalpine forest around the lake. Tons of birds and flowers. No bigger animals except[…]
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[…]
The classic Avalanche Lake hike. My guess is that it’s the most travelled hike in the park due to its length, accessibility and fantastic views. It was a rainy day, but yielded some nice wildlife. Of course the waterfalls and views were stunning as ever.
Drove around Polebridge to get to the Logging Lake trailhead. The trail starts at the Logging Creek Ranger Station and follows Logging Creek up past Logging Lake to Grace Lake where we camped. Very beautiful with loads of wildflowers and birds. The trail starts out very open as you wander through the burn areas, but[…]
While most visitors to Glacier National Park drive along Going to the Sun Road on the east shore of Lake McDonald, few know of the trail that runs along the west shore and even fewer hike it. We started at the north end of the trail after taking a left onto North Lake McDonald Drive[…]
Apgar Lookout is located right by the West Glacier entrance before you get to Apgar. If you come early season, the road is often closed by the horse corrals as McDonald Creek and the Middle Fork of the Flathead River are too high and over the road and the bridge (but usually safe to cross[…]
The hike extending from the Sperry trailhead by Lake McDonald Lodge to the Avalanche Lake trailhead covers some fantastic lush undergrowth through the low areas of the West Glacier area. It travels past the small quiet John’s Lake and makes up part of the Johns Lake Loop which is a great short hike right off[…]
The McDonald Creek trailhead in Glacier National Park is located at the head of Lake McDonald where you turn onto N. Lake McDonald Road, cross the creek and see the trailhead sign. This is a great early season hike when not much else is open as well as a great short hike to be done[…]
Pedaled up to the Avalanche Lake trailhead and hiked up to the lake to see what was going on and continue to get into shape for the summer. Loads of snow and the carnage of a huge avalanche!
Getting out feels great before the crowds and the road opening up. Loads of snow, but still magical!