Swiftcurrent Pass and Lookout Revisited – August 2012

Swiftcurrent Pass & Swiftcurrent Lookout

When I went to hike up to Swiftcurrent Lookout as part of my project to hike all 734 miles of trail in Glacier National Park in the summer of 2011, I had the misfortune of having bad weather so I didn’t get to catch it in all of its majesty. In my blog, I said[…]

Grinnell Glacier

Grinnell Lake & Angel Wing

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 it. You start at the big Grinnell Glacier trailhead. During the[…]

Swiftcurrent Pass and Swiftcurrent Lookout

Swiftcurrent Lookout & Swiftcurrent Pass

For a sunny day version of this trip, click here. The trip up and over Swiftcurrent Pass from Granite Park Chalet to the Swiftcurrent Inn in the Many Glacier valley (with a side trip up to the Swiftcurrent Lookout) is rich with views and wildlife. Unfortunately for this trip, I experienced limited views and limited[…]

Highline Trail

A trip along Going to the Sun Road in the heart of Glacier National Park usually means a stop at Logan Pass. Many visitors will wander around the visitor’s center, get back in their cars and continue driving. Most that decide on going for a hike will choose Hidden Lake. Those looking for another longer[…]

Ptarmigan – Redgap (including Iceberg Lake)

Many Glacier

Most visitors to Glacier National Park are looking for great day hikes. In the Many Glacier area, it doesn’t get much better than a trip up to Iceberg Lake and/or Ptarmigan Tunnel. The trail that serves both hikes is often closed due to Grizzly Bear activity, so a planned alternative is recommended, but if you[…]

Lake Josephine Trail

Josephine Lake Trail

Starting on the shores of Swiftcurrent Lake at the Many Glacier Hotel, the Lake Josephine trail wanders along the south shores of the Many Glacier lakes. After Swiftcurrent Lake, you hike past Lake Josephine and finally Grinnell Lake. You can continue up the ridge past Grinnell Lake and join up with the Piegan Pass trail[…]

Crossing 600

I’m soooo close now! I finally crossed 600 and am super thankful for the great weather. I got a bit of snow going up to Swiftcurrent Lookout and over Swiftcurrent Pass down to Many Glacier and then back up, but that’s the exception. Thanks for all of your kind words and prayers along the way.[…]