Lee Ridge & Slide Lake Pika Survey

Folks from the Glacier’s Citizen Science Program relayed to me how they were thwarted in their latest attempt to get four last pika surveys done by the amazing limestone boulder fields just below Gable Pass and at Slide Lake in Glacier National Park. I looked at my schedule and took the opportunity to head on up for…

Glacier National Park Shuttles

**2017 Update in Glacier National Park Shuttle below for after Labor Day and in Glacier Park Inc East Side shuttles Logistics in Glacier can be a bit of a challenge. Thankfully there are a few different shuttling options that make it easier. Unfortunately, they are operated by five different entities making it extremely confusing. Here,…

Chief Mountain

MT Public Radio – Climate Change Interview

I received a call from Dan Boyce from Montana Public Radio a few days ago as he was looking for a Glacier enthusiast… um, hello! Montana Public Radio, in concert with Montana PBS are doing a series of stories this week on Climate Change in Montana. Dan wanted to interview someone who is familiar with…

Glacier National Park Three-Day Trips

You’re getting excited about heading out to Glacier National Park for that sweet three day/two night backpacking trip and you look at the map and see 734 miles of trail and 65 campsites. What to do?! Here are a bunch of my picks in video form with me walking you all over the map. There…

Miche Wabum

North Fork Belly River

In the far northeast corner of Glacier National Park lies the Chief Mountain trailhead which gives you access to the Belly River drainage. Most visitors walk right past the fork in the trail that leads down to the Belly River about three miles in. While it looks just like an access to the river, it’s…

Boulder Peak

Hole in the Wall

Hole in the Wall is a fantastic basin perched above a cliff at the head of the Bowman valley. This is one of the spots in Glacier National Park seen only by those willing to go backpacking. For those people, it truly is a reward as it is a special place. The three main ways…

Atsina Lake

Stoney Indian Pass

The Belly River area in Glacier National Park offers numerous rewarding backpacking experiences. The Belly River drainage heads up to Elizabeth Lake, passing the powerful Dawn Mist Falls. The trail passes right above the falls and gives you a great look down while a spur trail lets you see them from the bottom and get…

Chief Mountain

Lee Ridge – Gable Pass – Slide Lake

In the remote northeast corner of Glacier National Park, lies a ridge that is between Chief Mountain and the Belly River drainage. A long alpine terraced ridge, Lee Ridge gives one incredibly breathtaking panoramic views once you get above the pines. At the head of Lee Ridge and to the east, Gable Pass lies between…