Tag: going-to-the-sun road

  • Logan Pass Opening 2018

    Logan Pass Opening 2018

    The wait is over! The Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park is now officially open to vehicles all the way to Logan Pass for 2018! We were there when they opened the gates and were the first through on the west side which was super special for us and really dang exciting! Every year in […]

  • Hiking Avalanche Lake and Biking Going-to-the-Sun Road 2018

    Hiking Avalanche Lake and Biking Going-to-the-Sun Road 2018

    When Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park is closed in the spring, the two most popular activities from West Glacier are hiking to Avalanche Lake and biking the Going-to-the-Sun Road. We decided to do both. We planned on camping at Fish Creek, waking up early and getting a parking spot at Avalanche Lake, then hiking […]

  • Climbing Going-to-the-Sun Mountain

    Climbing Going-to-the-Sun Mountain

    Going-to-the-Sun Road gets its name from the iconic Going-to-the-Sun Mountain. The legend goes that Napi, the god of the Blackfeet people ascended back into heaven from the mountain. We decided to make our own ascent of this mountain and the views were definitely heavenly. Siyeh Creek was as beautiful as ever as we began our […]

  • Skiing to Running Eagle Falls 2017

    Skiing to Running Eagle Falls 2017

    The common misconception with Glacier National Park is that when Going-to-the-Sun Road and other roads close, the park is closed. The great thing about this misconception is that the park is extremely quiet and we enjoyed that solitude with a cross-country ski to the lovely, mystical Running Eagle Falls in Two Medicine. The forecast looked […]

  • Logan Pass Opening 2016

    Logan Pass Opening 2016

    All 50 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are now open for 2016! While more snow than we had last year at this time, the snow is definitely disappearing fast. If you’re planning on hiking in the high country on such trails as the Highline, we still have some time before that melts out. I also drove down […]

  • 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 […]

  • Logan Pass Opening 2015

    Logan Pass Opening 2015

    The arrival of the opening of Going-to-the-Sun Road all the way to Logan Pass in Glacier National Park is always exciting. At present, it has only opened up from the west side, but the east side should follow sometime after the 19th of June this year. The snowpack is much lower than it was last […]

  • Harlequin Duck Survey Part 2

    Harlequin Duck Survey Part 2

    For mid-May, McDonald Creek in Glacier National Park was low and clear. Normally at this time, it’s fast, high and muddy. Either way, it’s a great time to go looking for Harlequin Ducks. With it being so clear, however, we had front row seats to watch them dive and feed. Once again, I was fortunate […]

  • “All About Glacier” Lecture Series

    “All About Glacier” Lecture Series

    I’m pleased to let you know about a free presentation I’m doing next Wednesday night, November 12th at 7pm in the Arts and Technology Building at Flathead Valley Community College. I’m going to be presenting on my summer of 2011 where I hiked all of Glacier National Park’s trails. Click here to see a few […]

  • Mt. Brown Raptor Count

    Mt. Brown Raptor Count

    I’ve really been enjoying the raptor counts in Glacier National Park. It’s always exciting to see loads of raptors and the company has been great. With Going-to-the-Sun Road being closed at Avalanche Creek, Swiftcurrent Pass was out. The weather precluded us from going on Tuesday, but with a good forecast for Wednesday, I put out […]