Coal – Fielding Trail

Coal-Fielding Trail

The old South Boundary trail used to run the entire southern length of Glacier National Park along the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. Today it stops at the Coal Creek trailhead. The southernmost trail that traverses east and west is the Coal-Fielding Trail. Starting at Coal Creek, you ford the Middle Fork of the[…]

Firebrand Pass and Ole Lake and Creek

Over by Marias Pass lies a gem of a hike known as Firebrand Pass. Snow lingers into autumn on the northern aspects giving autumn a taste of spring with its flowers, while leaves turn brilliant red, orange and yellow everywhere else. On the southern side of the pass, it drops down into the Ole Creek[…]

Scalplock Lookout

Scalplock Lookout is a staffed lookout located in the southern section of Glacier National Park. The trailhead starts at the Walton Ranger Station by Essex, MT and heads up a treed trail for about 5 miles to the lookout. Views really don’t open up until about a half mile from the lookout, but when they[…]

Park Creek and Two Medicine Pass

Cobalt Lake

I started out this trip by the Walton Ranger station entrance in the southeast corner of Glacier National Park. The long 14 mile walk up Park Creek to the Upper Park Creek patrol cabin and campground is a treed and non strenuous hike… just a bit boring with very limited views. Once you hit Upper[…]