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!

High Country Survey – Citizen Science

High Country Survey

I’ve blogged about Citizen Science before and covered my first real field outing for Loon Day here and decided to show another Citizen Science project called the “High Country Survey”. In a nutshell, Citizen Science is funded by the Glacier National Park Fund and provides a little bit of classroom training, then unleashes volunteers (wannabe[…]

Grinnell Glacier

Grinnell Lake & Angel Wing

(For an updated and sunnier version of Grinnell Glacier, click here.) 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[…]

Dutch Lakes

Dutch Lakes

If you’re up for an adventure in Glacier National Park that includes a little bit of route finding with a couple creek crossings to a remote lake, then Dutch Lakes in the North Fork might just be your hike. Starting out with the trailhead, things aren’t very obvious. At a bend in the road just[…]

Hidden Lake

One of the most popular hike in Glacier National Park is the trail off of the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road called Hidden Lake. This trail starts up in the alpine meadows at Logan Pass putting visitors into the heart of Glacier’s high country. While standing at the visitor’s center, look across the parking lot to the[…]

Gunsight Pass

The trail from Jackson Glacier Overlook in the St. Mary Valley over the Continental Divide at Gunsight Pass to Lake McDonald Lodge offers an amazing trip with a bunch of extras including Sperry Glacier, Sperry Chalet, Lake Ellen Wilson and Florence Falls. I got a bit of a late start after taking the shuttle service[…]

Cutbank Pass

Descending from the shoulders of Mt. Morgan, you find three distinct drainages. You have the Dry Fork drainage in the Two Medicine area, the Nyack to the west and Cutbank to the north. The trail coming up from the Cutbank drainage is called the Pitamakan Pass trail and is frequently used to get from the[…]

Dawson – Pitamakan

Old Man Lake

It doesn’t take very long to get out of the trees on the east side of Glacier National Park. The loop, known a Dawson-Pitamakan, that goes through two passes in the Two Medicine area rewards you with breathtaking views mile after mile. One access to the loop is by the Two Medicine entrance station known[…]