Not so fast, Winter

We opened the garage door to head out to Glacier National Park when Kristen said, “I don’t think I have enough clothes on. It’s cold.” It was a chilly morning. The clear skies that were beckoning us to get outside had also helped drive down the temperatures. We’re not ready for winter. With no specific…

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…

Medicine Grizzly Lake (July 8th, 2018)

  If you follow Hike 734 you are probably aware that Jake is currently hiking and exploring Olympic National Park in Washington.  Although I’d love to join him on this adventure, my full-time job as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer and some lingering limitations from the long recovery process of a fractured foot is keeping me…

Apikuni Falls with Red Rock Falls 2018

It’s been a while since we made it into Glacier National Park, but we made it happen this weekend. The trick is always to figure out where to go. Spring really restricts where you can go due to snowpack (especially this year!). This slimmed our pool of options, so we decided to hit up Apikuni…

Schwabacher’s Landing

A series of easily accessed beaver ponds along the Snake River is sublimely backdropped by at Schwabacher’s Landing in Grand Teton National Park. It’s also a perfect place to spy moose!   We pulled into the parking lot of Schwabacher’s Landing surrounded by a sea of sagebrush. This dry terrain contrasts with the collection of…

Marion Lake and Granite Canyon

A great way to explore the alpine areas of Grand Teton National Park is to take the tram ride up from Jackson Hole Resort in Teton Village to the top of Rendezvous Mountain. From there, traverse across the sublime landscape to Marion Lake, then back down through Granite Canyon and loop back to the village….

Taggart Lake & Bradley Lake

If you’re looking for two beautiful lakes tucked beneath the mighty Tetons in Grand Teton National Park, then Taggart Lake and Bradley Lake might be right up your alley. As glaciers descended down the canyons, they left behind these two lakes and they both are stunning. Taggart Lake is an easy hike, thus a bit…

Christian Pond Loop

An ancient moraine near Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park created Christian Pond. You can hike the short distance to the Christian Pond overlook, passing great birding habitat along the way and turn around to come back for a shorter hike, or continue for a nice loop. Smokey skies dampened our excursion for…