Tag: mountain goat

  • Blakiston Falls & Snowshoe Trail – Waterton Lakes National Park

    Blakiston Falls & Snowshoe Trail – Waterton Lakes National Park

    The Blakiston Falls Trail starts right at the end of the Red Rock Parkway where there are bridges and interpretive signs for the three creeks that come together as one. A short walk up Blakiston Creek brings you to the lovely Blakiston Falls where there are two different vantage points. Beyond that, the trails meanders […]

  • Lineham Trail – Waterton Lakes National Park

    Lineham Trail – Waterton Lakes National Park

    Just off the Akamina Parkway in Waterton Lakes National Park lies a trail with some wonderful views and a fantastic waterfall at the end. The trail gains a little over 1,200 ft of elevation over the course of just under 3 miles. It starts out in the trees, but quickly ascends above the treeline giving […]

  • Poia Lake Goat and Pika survey

    Poia Lake Goat and Pika survey

    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 – Citizen Science

    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 Glacier

    (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 […]

  • Goat Lick

    Goat Lick

    In the south end of Glacier National Park, just east of Essex, lies a mineral deposit that the mountain goats find particularly delicious in the spring. While driving along Highway 2 near Essex, MT, look for the sign for the Goat Lick and pull into the parking lot. The best time to see the goats […]

  • Citizen Science

    Citizen Science

    A really great program in Glacier National Park for wannabe biologists such as myself is the Citizen Science Program which is part of the Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center. This program is partially funded by my sponsor, the Glacier National Park Fund and is a great way for folks to get involved with […]

  • Hidden Lake

    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

    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 […]