Tag: black bear

  • Bunsen Peak and Osprey Falls

    Bunsen Peak and Osprey Falls

    Bunsen Peak and Osprey Falls in Yellowstone National Park are two great destinations that can be done separately or paired together. Bunsen Peak offers some great views of the Mammoth area and Swan Lake Flat with great golden rock formations along the way. Osprey Falls is a steep affair down into Sheepeater Canyon with a fantastic waterfall […]

  • Natural Bridge

    Natural Bridge

    Natural Bridge in Yellowstone National Park is a nice, level walk through the trees to a land bridge with a creek running through it. One route to the bridge has you starting at the Bridge Bay Marina and is for foot traffic only, while a trailhead further south allows you to ride bicycles to the […]

  • Avalanche Lake Spring 2016 Bike and Hike

    Avalanche Lake Spring 2016 Bike and Hike

    It was a beautiful spring day and we decided to grab out bikes and backpacks and head up to Glacier National Park. I wanted to get a picture of Avalanche Lake on a bluebird day, so we made that our destination. Currently, the Going-to-the-Sun Road is closed at Lake McDonald Lodge, so we needed to […]

  • Lost Lake Loop

    Lost Lake Loop

    Lost Lake Loop in the Tower-Roosevelt area of Yellowstone National Park offers a variety of habitat including a quaint lake, open sagebrush meadows, and older coniferous forests. This variety leads to a great collection of wildlife including antelope, bison, bears, birds and wonderful wildflowers in the spring. The sun danced in and out of the […]

  • 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 […]

  • Pitamakan Dawson 2014

    Pitamakan Dawson 2014

    The loop in Glacier National Park that travels through both Pitamakan Pass and Dawson Pass is one of my favorites, if not my very favorite. One is almost guaranteed to see big game, gorgeous lakes, four separate drainages and a ridge walk that’s unparalleled in the Park. The excuse was a mountain goat survey, as […]

  • In Search of Ptarmigans on Piegan Pass

    In Search of Ptarmigans on Piegan Pass

    All across the alpine landscape of Glacier National Park, a high elevation grouse hides in plain site. After hiking all across Glacier I’d only seen a couple White-tailed Ptarmigans. Coincidentally, the couple that I’d seen were at Piegan Pass which was exactly where my buddy, Cory DeStein wanted to go. Cory had hiked with me […]

  • Swiftcurrent Lookout 2013

    Swiftcurrent Lookout 2013

    After a hiatus of a couple of weeks and July in our rear view mirror, my wife and I were able to get out. She had never been to Swiftcurrent Lookout and we had some time constraints, so we went up via the Loop Trail. We got an earlier start so we were up in […]

  • Apgar Village

    Apgar Village

    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 […]

  • Apgar Lookout

    Apgar Lookout

    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 […]