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[…]

Willow Flats

Willow Flats in Grand Teton National Park sits just below Jackson Lake Lodge. The hike follows the original access road through the flats, over an old bridge, past Colter Bay and up to Yellowstone. Now the road is a fairly quiet affair used by the park service, the concessionaires and the occasional hiker through willows,[…]

South Fork Cascade Canyon to Hurricane Pass and Avalanche Divide

The trail that runs up the gorgeous South Fork Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park leads you to a gorgeous basin with Schoolroom Glacier. From there, you have the choice of heading up to Hurricane Pass, passing the glacier, or up to Avalanche Divide with wonderful views down into Avalanche Canyon. We arrived early[…]

Hike 734 Give Back 2017

As many of you know, in 2011, my project was to hike all of Glacier National Park’s trails in one summer. In that summer, Glacier saw over 1.8 million visitors. Over the ensuing years, that number has continued to grow. Last year, it was over 2.9 million. That’s an increase of over 59%! Anyone who[…]

Flagg Canyon and Polecat Creek Loop

Various sections of the Snake River through Flagg Canyon in the John D. Rockefeller Memorial Parkway area are beautiful, but much of the rest parallels a busy road. The Polecat Creek Loop is primarily used by the horse concessionaires through a forest. With the exception of the Huckleberry Hot Spring and the brief bit of[…]