Tag: huckleberry

  • Piegan Pass with Cataract Mountain – Fall 2023

    Piegan Pass with Cataract Mountain – Fall 2023

    Forecast called for a sunny day and with the fall colors poppin’, the trail was calling. We hadn’t been to Piegan Pass for a bit and thought that we might climb Cataract Mountain if we had time/energy/desire. It turned out to be a glorious day of colors, birds, mammals, and views in Glacier National Park…

  • Climbing Iceberg Peak and South Iceberg Peak 2023

    Climbing Iceberg Peak and South Iceberg Peak 2023

    It’s a big day full of trail miles and elevation, but the payoff for covering over 20 miles and 5,000ft in elevation gain is the incredible views looking down on the iconic Iceberg Lake and incredible views all day long from Iceberg Peak and it’s neighbor down the ridge, South Iceberg Peak, in Glacier National…

  • Glacier View – Fall 2021

    Glacier View – Fall 2021

    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. While we’ve only been…

  • 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…

  • Rocky Point Nature Trail 2021

    Rocky Point Nature Trail 2021

    Just west of Apgar, tucked behind the Fish Creek Campground and Picnic Area, lies a short hike to a unique vantage of Lake McDonald. This short, lollipop-shaped loop takes you through both mature and recently burned forests, along creeks, and out to rocky outcroppings. The Rocky Point Nature Trail does have a short section of…

  • Scenic Point 2021

    Scenic Point 2021

    Despite the smoke from fires in the west hanging in the air, we decided to head out to the Two Medicine area to hike Scenic Point, a favorite of ours. While the smoke affected the views somewhat, it also kept the day a bit cooler. We ended up seeing ample wildflowers, picked some huckleberries, and…

  • Barred Owl in Glacier

    Barred Owl in Glacier

    The journey is often the destination. We sometimes lose site of that as we hammer on to the lake, the summit, or the waterfall. The highlights, however, can often come as we’re heading to that “perfect social media spot”. We headed out on a mid-November day with Huckleberry Lookout as our rough “destination”. We weren’t…