Hiking Avalanche Lake and Biking Going-to-the-Sun Road 2018

When Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park is closed in the spring, the two most popular activities from West Glacier are hiking to Avalanche Lake and biking the Going-to-the-Sun Road. We decided to do both. We planned on camping at Fish Creek, waking up early and getting a parking spot at Avalanche Lake, then hiking…

Goat Mountain with Otokomi Lake

Goat Mountain sits proudly above Otokomi Lake and Goat Lake. To the east you have St. Mary Lake, some foothills, then the vast plains. Views in all other directions are of Glacier National Park’s peaks with Going-to-the-Sun Mountain and Mahtapi Peak dominating the views up to Siyeh Pass. We were looking for a nice climb…

Mt. Washburn via Chittenden Road

A trail follows the old Chittenden Road to Mt. Washburn in Yellowstone National Park. While this approach isn’t as popular as the route from Dunraven Pass, it is shorter and has plenty of views. It was a cooler day with more wind on my second time up to Mt. Washburn. I drove north past Dunraven…

Yellowstone Lake Overlook

The Yellowstone Lake Overlook in Yellowstone National Park is a nice loop to an overlook of the West Thumb of Yellowstone Lake. This short hike starts at the West Thumb Geyser Basin parking lot and gains some elevation while passing by a couple of hydrothermal features. I started out at the far end of the parking…

“All About Glacier” Lecture Series

I’m pleased to let you know about a free presentation I’m doing next Wednesday night, November 12th at 7pm in the Arts and Technology Building at Flathead Valley Community College. I’m going to be presenting on my summer of 2011 where I hiked all of Glacier National Park’s trails. Click here to see a few…

“Bull Moose in Red Eagle Lake” – DVD Excerpt

Coming down from Triple Divide Pass to Red Eagle Lake, I saw many wonderful things, but an amazing surprise was a huge bull moose who came out and fed into the night and joined us the next morning. During my presentation at the Myrna Loy Center in Helena, MT, I tell the story. For this…