Ptarmigan Tunnel to Redgap Pass Goat Traverse

The iconic Ptarmigan Tunnel in Many Glacier is a popular day hike. The tunnel is also frequently used by backpackers descending and ascending into the Belly River drainage which is often paired with Redgap Pass to make a loop. For those interested in connecting these two features without losing the elevation via trail, an off-trail[…]

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[…]

In Search of Ptarmigans on Piegan Pass

All across the alpine landscape of Glacier National Park, a high elevation grouse hides in plain site. After hiking all across Glacier I’d only seen a couple White-tailed Ptarmigans. Coincidentally, the couple that I’d seen were at Piegan Pass which was exactly where my buddy, Cory DeStein wanted to go. Cory had hiked with me[…]

Glacier National Park Shuttles

**2017 Update in Glacier National Park Shuttle below for after Labor Day and in Glacier Park Inc East Side shuttles Logistics in Glacier can be a bit of a challenge. Thankfully there are a few different shuttling options that make it easier. Unfortunately, they are operated by five different entities making it extremely confusing. Here,[…]

Extended Backpacking Trips in Glacier National Park – Part 2

“Where do start on planning my extended backpacking trip in Glacier National Park?” In Part 1, I explored resources and approach to getting a great extended backpacking trip in Glacier National Park. In this video, I’m providing more specific guidance on routes. Routes Covered: Northern Circle Northern Traverse Bowman Lake and Kintla Lake out and backs to[…]

Shangri La

Shangri-La

My wife, Kristen, had never been to Iceberg Lake. I’d been a couple of times, but had an off-trail trip on my radar called Shangri-La that comes out at Iceberg Lake and then you take the trail back to your car. So we drove to Many Glacier and parked at the Swiftcurrent Motor Inn. A[…]

Looking for Moose

Fishercap Lake

On Memorial Day my wife and I headed out to the Many Glacier valley in search of moose. My wife loves moose and, even though I was just there, I wanted to walk the Bullhead Lake trail to see if we could see a moose and check out how fast the snow was melting, besides,[…]

Many Glacier in May – 2013

As soon as roads start opening up in Glacier National Park, it’s fun to head on out and see what’s going on. In places like Many Glacier, you’ll find no crowds and animals that are looking for food as the long winter releases its icy grip. You’ll also find more snow than you probably were[…]