Tag: elk

  • Goat Lick

    In the south end of Glacier National Park, just east of Essex, lies a mineral deposit that the mountain goats find particularly delicious in the spring. While driving along Highway 2 near Essex, MT, look for the sign for the Goat Lick and pull into the parking lot. The best time to see the goats […]

  • Autumn Creek Trail

    The Autumn Creek trail in Glacier National Park runs parallel to MT Hwy 2 near Marias Pass. The trail starts over in East Glacier. I started at False Summit which is the traditional trailhead for Firebrand Pass because it was logistically better for my Hike 734 project. At False Summit which is east of Marias […]

  • Akokala Lake

    Akokala Lake is a quaint little lake tucked into the drainage just north of Bowman Lake. It can be accessed either from the more popular and well maintained trail from Bowman or as a longer more adventurous route from the Inside North Fork Road. The trail from Bowman is mostly wooded and goes over Numa […]

  • 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 […]

  • Flathead Ranger Station

    Flathead Ranger Station

    Got a ferry across the big, brown and fast North Fork Flathead River by Glacier Rim river access by my good friend Shawn Altenburg from Montana Elements to start out my hike by the old, long gone Flathead Ranger Station. This trail roughly parallels the Middle Fork of the Flathead River until it comes to […]

  • 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 […]