Tag: hiking

  • Hiking Fitness: The Importance of Core Stability

    Hiking Fitness: The Importance of Core Stability

    This blog is part of a series of posts discussing various components of hiking fitness. If you haven’t already, you’ll want to checkout the previous blogs The Importance of Strength Training and Restoring Proper Muscle Activation. Being well prepared for the trail involves more than good cardiorespiratory fitness and leg muscle endurance. An often overlooked […]

  • Half Dome, Vernal Fall, and Nevada Fall

    Half Dome, Vernal Fall, and Nevada Fall

    The hike up to Half Dome in Yosemite National Park is pretty hard to beat. You have two unbelievable waterfalls, loads of habitat types, incredible views, the unique experience of the cables up the granite dome of Half Dome, and the opportunity to stand on a national park icon with sweeping views. ** Note that […]

  • Hiking Fitness: Restoring Proper Muscle Activation

    Hiking Fitness: Restoring Proper Muscle Activation

    This blog is part of a series of posts discussing various components of hiking fitness. If you haven’t already, you’ll want to checkout the previous blog The Importance of Strength Training. When it comes to strength and stability training, hikers should focus on: Awaken & Activate Your Glutes! Have you heard of “gluteal amnesia”, “lazy […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Siyeh Pass 2022

    Siyeh Pass 2022

    Alpine meadows, expansive views, a glacier, and a creek that tumbles into blue/green pools over red rocks all await on the Siyeh Pass Trail. While we like to do this hike when Preston Park is full of flowers, hiking it later in the summer yields less insects and more huckleberries. After a little bit of […]

  • Climbing Mt Jackson 2022

    Climbing Mt Jackson 2022

    Of all of Glacier National Park’s sublime summits, only six of them crest over the 10,000 foot mark. Mt Jackson, with its long, rounded ridge is one of those summits and it is as rewarding as it is a long grind. While you could (and probably should) break it up into two days by camping […]

  • Pitamakan – Dawson via the South Shore Trail 2022

    Pitamakan – Dawson via the South Shore Trail 2022

    The Pitamakan-Dawson Loop is one of our favorite hikes in Glacier that we try to do once a year. With the North Shore Trail of Two Medicine Lake closed, we ended up having a slightly longer day doing the South Shore Trail. We donned our running packs to do a faster version of the hike […]