Tag: glacier

  • Lake McDonald Trail 2023

    Lake McDonald Trail 2023

    The lower trails of Glacier National Park are drying out quickly with this recent stint of warmer weather. Since many of the roads are closed, the list of hikes without snow is pretty small. We settled on the Lake McDonald Trail on its western shore, hiked a bit, had lunch and turned around on a […]

  • Apgar Lookout – Spring 2023

    Apgar Lookout – Spring 2023

    The forecast called for a sunny, bluebird day in the high 40s, so we packed up and decided to see how far up the Apgar Lookout Trail in Glacier National Park that we could get. Imagine our delight when we realized that there was a decent boot pack all the way to the summit and […]

  • Fish Creek Picnic Ski

    Fish Creek Picnic Ski

    When Glacier is all locked in snow, a great place for a spring picnic on a sunny day is Fish Creek Picnic Area. You can snowshoe in, but we skied and enjoyed the beautiful views under a blue sky all while avoiding a chilly wind coming down from the mountains. We parked at the gate […]

  • Fees, Permits, Reservations, Oh My!

    Fees, Permits, Reservations, Oh My!

    Back in 2011 when I hiked all of Glacier’s trails, Glacier was busy to be sure, but you could drive up to Logan Pass and still find a parking spot at 8am. My goodness has that changed! That issue isn’t unique just to Glacier (if you haven’t noticed). All across the park system, it’s gone […]

  • Climbing Never Laughs Mountain and Mt Ellsworth

    Climbing Never Laughs Mountain and Mt Ellsworth

    A little Throwback Thursday cuz we’re feeling nostalgic for dry trails Not sure if it gets any better than a crisp, fall morning in the Two Medicine area of Glacier National Park when Two Medicine Lake is glass. Sinopah Mountain stands tall at the head of the lake, reflecting in the mirror at its feet. […]

  • Hiking Fitness: The Importance of Strength Training

    Hiking Fitness: The Importance of Strength Training

    Training for Hiking This blog is the first blog in a series of posts discussing various components of hiking fitness. Be sure to check out the next blog in the series “Restoring Proper Muscle Activation”. It’s a new year and that means new adventures!  There’s a lot of excitement that comes with planning and researching […]

  • Logging Lake Fall 2022

    Logging Lake Fall 2022

    I’ve had my eye on Logging Lake in Glacier National Park as a fall hike destination for some time. While often fairly muddy, fall affords a slightly drier trail, no insects and an abundance of golden larch trees that dazzled us throughout the day. Originally, we were wanting to get on the trail on Friday […]

  • Stanton Lake in the Fall

    Stanton Lake in the Fall

    This blog is part of a six part series of hikes in and around the Whitefish area in coordination with Explore Whitefish. Check out their website at https://explorewhitefish.com to find out more ways to explore the area, things to do, places to stay, and how you can recreate responsibly while visiting. Just outside of the […]

  • Glacier View – Fall 2021

    Glacier View – Fall 2021

    This blog is part of a six part series of hikes in and around the Whitefish area in coordination with Explore Whitefish. Check out their website at https://explorewhitefish.com to find out more ways to explore the area, things to do, places to stay, and how you can recreate responsibly while visiting. While we’ve only been […]

  • Danny On Memorial Trail

    Danny On Memorial Trail

    This blog is part of a six part series of hikes in and around the Whitefish area in coordination with Explore Whitefish. Check out their website at https://explorewhitefish.com to find out more ways to explore the area, things to do, places to stay, and how you can recreate responsibly while visiting. Hikes that start at […]