Tag: Glacier National Park

  • Two Grizzly Bears Interacting

    While on my overnight trip to Elizabeth Lake, I came across a really cool interaction between two grizzly bears. I was trying to see the common loons I had heard wailing earlier when a grizzly foraging among the avalanche debris caught my eye. What I didn’t know immediately was that there was another bear further […]

  • Elizabeth Lake Spring 2014

    I’ve always entered the Belly River area of Glacier National Park later in summer. Looking at the fields, I knew that the flowers would be beautiful and animals would be aplenty. One of my favorite waterfalls, Dawn Mist Falls, is one of the more powerful waterfalls as it is the entire Belly River pouring over […]

  • Quartz Lake Loop Looning 2014

    Working with the Citizen Science Program in Glacier National Park is a great excuse for me to get out (and it helps science in the Park!) as if I needed one. So my buddy TJ and I took off to do the Quartz Lake Loop. Quartz Lake, Middle Quartz Lake and Lower Quartz Lake are […]

  • Finding Road Status in Glacier National Park

    As the snow melts in Glacier National Park, more and more roads open up and give visitors access to the million acres of incredible scenery. Sometimes the Park’s website can be overwhelming, but the information is there. Check out the video below for a tour and the links right below to jump right in! Road […]

  • Apgar Lookout – Early 2014

    At the end of April, decided to check out Apgar Lookout. The road to the trailhead was surprisingly open and the trail snow free for the first 2/3 of the trip. Loads of birds, sunshine and views! Special Note: If you decide to hike to Apgar this early, make sure you have snowshoes and/or crampons […]

  • Book Review – Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods

    Christine Byl

    A while back I was sent a copy of “Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods” by Christine Byl. Christine was a former seasonal trail crew member in Glacier National Park, then up in Alaska. The book is written with a raw edge that you’d expect from a trail crew member, but not necessarily a […]

  • Walking Going-to-the-Sun Road

    Walking Going-to-the-Sun Road

    A little sunshine on the face on a bluebird day beckoned my wife and me to Glacier. The Going-to-the-Sun Road is closed at Lake McDonald on the west side, so we walked the clear road to the north end of the lake and walked around McDonald Creek. Check out the link below the video to […]

  • Feature Friday – Steven Gnam

    Crown of the Continent: The Wildest Rockies

    I first met Steven Gnam at a wedding rehearsal dinner. We quickly found out that he was good friends with some childhood friends of mine. I told him about my project and we resolved to get out on one of my hikes in 2011. That trip ended up being one to Logging and Grace Lakes. […]

  • Extended Backpacking Trips in Glacier National Park – Part 2

    “Where do start on planning my extended backpacking trip in Glacier National Park?” In Part 1, I explored resources and approach to getting a great extended backpacking trip in Glacier National Park. In this video, I’m providing more specific guidance on routes. Routes Covered: Northern Circle Northern Traverse Bowman Lake and Kintla Lake out and backs to […]

  • Extended Backpacking Trips in Glacier National Park – Part 1

    Feeling overwhelmed with where to start on planning your extended backpacking trip in Glacier National Park? In this video, Jake helps you find the appropriate resources to get started and provides you with his favorite areas. Part 2 covers some options in detail. Resources Glacier National Park’s Backcountry Camping Site  Day Hikes of Glacier National […]