Tag: mountain goat

  • Ptarmigan Tunnel to Redgap Pass Goat Traverse

    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 […]

  • Pitamakan Dawson 2014

    Pitamakan Dawson 2014

    The loop in Glacier National Park that travels through both Pitamakan Pass and Dawson Pass is one of my favorites, if not my very favorite. One is almost guaranteed to see big game, gorgeous lakes, four separate drainages and a ridge walk that’s unparalleled in the Park. The excuse was a mountain goat survey, as […]

  • In Search of Ptarmigans on Piegan Pass

    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 […]

  • Red Eagle Lake 2014

    Red Eagle Lake 2014

    The birding and botany on the trail to Red Eagle Lake is pretty hard to beat in Glacier National Park. Mid-July is a wonderful time for the trip and I struck out on the trail for an overnighter. My goal was the lake to do a Common Loon survey and a Mountain Goat survey while […]

  • Cracker Lake 2014

    Cracker Lake 2014

    While I had been to Cracker Lake a couple of times, my wife Kristen had not. We decided to celebrate the 4th of July in the American idea of National Parks and camp at the lake. We ended up with a beautiful lake, mountain goats, a pika, snowshoe hare, and loads of wildflowers. A note […]

  • Elizabeth Lake Spring 2014

    Elizabeth Lake Spring 2014

    I’ve always entered the Belly River area of Glacier National Park later in summer. Looking at the fields, I knew that the flowers would be beautiful and animals would be aplenty. One of my favorite waterfalls, Dawn Mist Falls, is one of the more powerful waterfalls as it is the entire Belly River pouring over […]

  • “Mountain Goat at Cracker Lake” – DVD Excerpt

    “Mountain Goat at Cracker Lake” – DVD Excerpt

    During my presentation at the Myrna Loy Center in Helena, MT, I tell the story of one of my favorite photos of a mountain goat overlooking the incredible Cracker Lake. For this story and other stories from my incredible 2011 summer, check out my presentation DVD!

  • Looking for Moose

    Looking for Moose

    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, […]

  • Anniversary in Canada

    Anniversary in Canada

    When trying to figure out where to go and what to do for our anniversary, Kristen said, “Would you mind if I just planned something and surprised you?”. I love surprises and am not the greatest planner, so I jumped on it with the caveat that next year, I would do the planning. So last […]

  • Many Glacier in May – 2013

    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 […]