Tag: going-to-the-sun road

  • Climbing Mt. Grinnell

    Mt. Grinnell stands tall between two incredible drainages in the Many Glacier area of Glacier National Park. While not on the Garden Wall, the easiest way to access it is from the Lake McDonald side via the Grinnell Glacier Overlook. I did so with my wife, Kristen, and my buddy Blake Passmore of Climb Glacier […]

  • Garden Wall Summit Trifecta

    Three summits along the Garden Wall, Bishops Cap, Mt. Pollock, and Piegan Mountain, are a great day trip for those looking for some wonderful views above Going-to-the-Sun Road and the Highline Trail. The route is most frequently accessed from Lunch Creek just east of Logan Pass, but my buddy Blake Passmore, from Climb Glacier recommended […]

  • Logan Pass Opening 2014

    Clements Mountain

    It’s finally here! Going-to-the-Sun Road is officially open all the way up and over Logan Pass in 2014. It has been a higher than normal snowpack for spring, so it’s taken a bit, but the Park Service has been working like crazy to open it up. While hiking in the high country will be limited, […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Logan Pass Opening 2013

    Mountains in clouds

    It’s finally here! As of June 21st, 2013, the National Park Service has opened Going-to-the-Sun Road all the way through from West Glacier to St. Mary. They had opened the road up from the East side to Logan Pass last week, but due to a contract they had with the construction crews and the need […]

  • Logan Pass – Half Opened

    The snowpack this year is disappearing fast which has helped the plowing crews do their insane work to get the iconic Going-to-the-Sun road open. (if you don’t believe me it’s insane, check out their Flickr Page for photos) Because of this, they were able to open up the road from the St. Mary side this […]

  • The Frustrations of Spring

    Glacier National Park is more than Going-to-the-Sun Road, but the progress of the plowing of the road is a good indicator as to how much of the Park is accessible to hiking. At the end of most Aprils, the indicator usually feels pretty depressing. Most of the roads are closed and snow still has its […]

  • Jake ‘n Blake 2013 Western Montana Tour

    I just came out with my Going-to-the-Sun Road Driving Guide and my good buddy Blake Passmore of Climb Glacier National Park fame has come out with Volume 3 of his Climb Glacier National Park series. His latest book features routes to peak summits in the Northern Highline, Lake McDonald and Sperry Basin areas. I actually […]

  • Easter Weekend 2013

    I’m getting antsy for hiking with all of the beautiful weather we’ve been having so my wife and I headed up to Glacier National Park again on Saturday of Easter weekend. While we didn’t see anything big (although we did see wolf, bear and moose tracks) we saw lots of beautiful scenery and loads of […]