Akokala Lake

Akokala Lake is a quaint little lake tucked into the drainage just north of Bowman Lake. It can be accessed either from the more popular and well maintained trail from Bowman or as a longer more adventurous route from the Inside North Fork Road. The trail from Bowman is mostly wooded and goes over Numa[…]

Quartz Lake Loop and Quartz Creek

The trail for the Quartz Lakes begins at the foot of Bowman Lake in the northwest corner of the park and follows its south shore. It crosses over Quartz Ridge at two locations making for a nice loop that can be done as one big 13 mile day hike or a two day trip with[…]

Numa Ridge Lookout

Rainbow Peak

A hike that starts out with the beautiful Bowman Lake with Rainbow Peak in the background has promises of being amazing and Numa Ridge Lookout does not disappoint. You gradually ascend through forest that houses many birds and wildflowers near the lake. As you get higher, the forest begins to open up and the views[…]

Flathead Ranger Station

Flathead Ranger Station

Got a ferry across the big, brown and fast North Fork Flathead River by Glacier Rim river access by my good friend Shawn Altenburg from Montana Elements to start out my hike by the old, long gone Flathead Ranger Station. This trail roughly parallels the Middle Fork of the Flathead River until it comes to[…]

West Shore Lake McDonald

While most visitors to Glacier National Park drive along Going to the Sun Road on the east shore of Lake McDonald, few know of the trail that runs along the west shore and even fewer hike it. We started at the north end of the trail after taking a left onto North Lake McDonald Drive[…]

Apgar Lookout

Apgar Lookout

 Apgar Lookout is located right by the West Glacier entrance before you get to Apgar. If you come early season, the road is often closed by the horse corrals as McDonald Creek and the Middle Fork of the Flathead River are too high and over the road and the bridge (but usually safe to[…]