Feature Friday – TJ Fallon

One of the greatest things about my project has been the people that I’ve met. TJ followed me on my journey in 2011 and contacted me about hitting the trail together. We ended up finally hiking together on Loon Day last year where we ended up seeing 8 loons (6 all together in Trout Lake). This[…]

Glacier National Park Three-Day Trips

You’re getting excited about heading out to Glacier National Park for that sweet three day/two night backpacking trip and you look at the map and see 734 miles of trail and 65 campsites. What to do?! Here are a bunch of my picks in video form with me walking you all over the map. There[…]

Feature Friday – The Skyline Experience

I got this email from a Mr. Alex Blondeau who has introduced me to a route that I now want to do called the Skyline Experience. It’s an off-trail experience that starts out at the Cracker Lake trailhead, crosses Canyon Creek, climbs Wynn Mountain, then Cracker, then Mt. Siyeh, then descends down into the Cataract[…]

Swiftcurrent Pass and Lookout Revisited – August 2012

Swiftcurrent Pass & Swiftcurrent Lookout

When I went to hike up to Swiftcurrent Lookout as part of my project to hike all 734 miles of trail in Glacier National Park in the summer of 2011, I had the misfortune of having bad weather so I didn’t get to catch it in all of its majesty. In my blog, I said[…]

Poia Lake Goat and Pika survey

Poia Lake

Went up to Poia Lake in the Many Glacier area of Glacier National Park for a bit of a mountain goat and pika survey for the Citizen Science program and saw a lot of birds, some mammals and a sweet bull elk! Check out my blog about Citizen Science here to learn more! [AFG_gallery id=’72’]

Iceberg Peak

Iceberg Lake

Right above one of the more popular destinations in the Many Glacier area of Glacier National Park, Iceberg Peak looks down upon the gorgeous Iceberg Lake. There are no trails to the top, but you have to walk on one for a bit before the climb. Getting to Iceberg Peak means that you’ll be taking[…]

Grinnell Glacier

Grinnell Lake & Angel Wing

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[…]

Coal Nyack Loop

Coal - Nyack Loop

While most visitors to Glacier National Park stay around Going to the Sun Road with ventures to Many Glacier and Two Medicine, the furthest north and the furthest south tend to get the least amount of attention. Few places exemplify this more than the Coal Nyack region. The Coal Nyack Loop is accessed either from[…]

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[…]