Category: Trip

  • Crossing 600

    I’m soooo close now! I finally crossed 600 and am super thankful for the great weather. I got a bit of snow going up to Swiftcurrent Lookout and over Swiftcurrent Pass down to Many Glacier and then back up, but that’s the exception. Thanks for all of your kind words and prayers along the way. […]

  • Cracker Lake

    Cracker Lake

    Cracker Lake is a surreal-colored lake in the Many Glacier valley. Once the location of a mine, this lake is nestled in a basin with towering walls and an abundance of wildlife. On this particular trip, I saw mountain goats, a moose and a bear in addition to many birds, flowers and small mammals such […]

  • Elk Mountain

    Elk Mountain

    Formerly an old lookout, Elk Mountain is a short but formidable hike. You start out at an out of the way trailhead a few miles shy of Marias Pass on the west side in an area called Snowslip. After a short 1.2 a mile walk where you cross some train tracks, you encounter the cutoff […]

  • South Shore St. Mary Lake

    South Shore St. Mary Lake

    Started at the Red Eagle trailhead and wandered through the old burn area of St. Mary filled with silver trees, wildflowers and birds. Finally dropped down by the lake amongst the trees and walked along it soaking up fantastic views. All of this culminated to Virginia Falls and St. Mary Falls at the head of […]

  • 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

    Numa Ridge Lookout

    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

    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 […]

  • Harrison Lake

    Harrison Lake

    Harrison Lake is a great hike I’ve done a few times. It’s unique in that the most common way to get to the hike is to ford the Middle Fork of the Flathead at the Moccasin Creek put-in. This early in the season requires that you go across in a boat (usually forded in later […]

  • Howe Ridge Trail

    Howe Ridge Trail

    Howe Ridge Trail runs from the Fish Creek area to the Trout Lake Trailhead along the west shore of Lake McDonald in Glacier. Both ends of the trail are well maintained, however, there is a 6 mile stretch that requires some serious route-finding. My friend Philip Granrud joined me on this one and braved the […]

  • Snyder Ridge

    Snyder Ridge

    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 […]