Grinnell Glacier 2018

Grinnell Glacier sits at the head of the Grinnell Creek drainage and is the easiest glacier in Glacier National Park to day hike too. Even with its popularity, this gorgeous hike is also a perfect place to see animals. We experienced all of that on this trip. My brother Josiah and his wife Amy were…

Pitamakan – Dawson Loop 2017

If you were to ask me which hike is my favorite hike, I probably would tell you the Pitamakan-Dawson Loop. I set out with a group of donors and staff from the Glacier Conservancy to do this loop and the sunny day, fantastic loop, and a boat ride was one for the books. Sinopah Mountain…

Piegan Pass 2015

While the hike up to Piegan Pass and back is a great trip in Glacier National Park, through hiking this exceptional day trip down to Many Glacier takes it to the next level. Dropping down into Many Glacier has you passing terraced, alpine landscapes, beautiful waterfalls and a series of emerald green lakes in the…

Grinnell Lake Spring 2015

  The Many Glacier Road opened up recently and Kristen and I decided to hike to Grinnell Lake and it was a great day. Being spring in Montana, we got some sunshine and some snow and a lot of Glacier National Park all by ourselves. The trail was mostly clear of snow, but did have…

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…

Grinnell Glacier Basin

Climbing Mt. Gould 2014

Most of Glacier National Park’s visitors are familiar with the Garden Wall. Mt. Gould is the highest point along this particular stretch of alpine spine that dominates the skyline as the Highline Trail traverses it and cars cling to the cliffy edge as they head up towards Logan Pass. Climbers frequent the wall’s peaks for…

Grinnell Lake & Angel Wing

Grinnell Glacier

The Many Glacier area of Glacier National Park contains many classic (and popular) hikes. One of these gems is the hike up to Grinnell Glacier. Round trip, the hike is about 10 miles long with a gain of about 2,000 feet. It’s completely worth it. You start at the big Grinnell Glacier trailhead. During the…

Piegan Pass

Just east of Logan Pass in Glacier National Park lies Siyeh Bend and the start of the Piegan Pass trail. On this blog, I hiked through from Many Glacier as part of an 8 day backpacking trip to my car which was waiting for me at Siyeh Bend. I had hiked it as an out…

Josephine Lake Trail

Lake Josephine Trail

Starting on the shores of Swiftcurrent Lake at the Many Glacier Hotel, the Lake Josephine trail wanders along the south shores of the Many Glacier lakes. After Swiftcurrent Lake, you hike past Lake Josephine and finally Grinnell Lake. You can continue up the ridge past Grinnell Lake and join up with the Piegan Pass trail…