The hard decision to turn back

Dawson-Pitamakan Loop

Just recently, we were elated to hear of the rescue of a couple of hikers that spent a few days in the backcountry of Glacier National Park. In the official press release here, the NPS commended them for realizing their predicament and hunkering down to get discovered. A local photographer and outdoor enthusiast Tony Bynum[…]

Waterton Lakes National Park Announcement

Waterton Lakes National Park

As a follow up to last year’s project of hiking all the trails in Glacier National Park, Jake Bramante is heading out to hike the much less ambitious 125 miles of trails in Waterton Lakes National Park in the month of September, 2012. Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park come together to form[…]

North Fork Meadows

North Fork Meadows

Heading up the Inside North Fork Road in Glacier National Park, there are a bunch of meadows that dot the landscape. Three of these meadows have trails. Heading north from Fish Creek, the first meadow you come to is McGee Meadow. There is an overlook from the Camas side and this trail allows you to[…]

Ptarmigan – Redgap (including Iceberg Lake)

Many Glacier

Most visitors to Glacier National Park are looking for great day hikes. In the Many Glacier area, it doesn’t get much better than a trip up to Iceberg Lake and/or Ptarmigan Tunnel. The trail that serves both hikes is often closed due to Grizzly Bear activity, so a planned alternative is recommended, but if you[…]

Brown Pass

Hole-in-the-Wall

The access to the high country from the Bowman valley in the North Fork region of Glacier National Park, is done by hiking along Bowman Lake, past Bowman Campground and up to Bowman Pass where it intersects the Boulder Pass Trail. This trail is most commonly frequented by those desiring to reach Boulder Pass or[…]

Dawson – Pitamakan

Old Man Lake

It doesn’t take very long to get out of the trees on the east side of Glacier National Park. The loop, known a Dawson-Pitamakan, that goes through two passes in the Two Medicine area rewards you with breathtaking views mile after mile. One access to the loop is by the Two Medicine entrance station known[…]

Running Eagle Falls

Trick Falls or Pitamakan Falls

Located in the Two Medicine area of Glacier National Park, Running Eagle Falls or Trick Falls owes its name to a legend of a Blackfoot woman named Pitamakan (Running Eagle) who showed bravery and good medicine in battle. You can read all about her on an interpretive sign at the trailhead of this short, level[…]