Yellowstone is coming

Contained within the borders of Yellowstone National Park, you’ll find a mind-blowing variety of terrain and geology. These two million acres feature incredible grasslands, high peaks, vast Yellowstone Lake, waterfalls, rivers, and of course, the crazy geothermals. This is all home to the mega-fauna such as bison, bear, wolves, deer, and antelope, to name a few.[…]

Back to Yellowstone

I’m about ready to head south again. As smoke from innumerable fires both inside and out of Glacier fill the skies, I’m thankful that I’m spending September in Yellowstone National Park. My blogging has slowed as I’ve doubled down on my hiking, but that will bring hiking blogs all throughout the offseason. Yellowstone is a[…]

September Raptor Count

On a crisp morning, late in September, I rolled up to the humble building housing the fine folks that run the Citizen Science program in Glacier. We were heading on up to Swiftcurrent Pass for the annual raptor count during the fall raptor migration that starts in September and continues into November. As if I needed[…]

MT Public Radio – Climate Change Interview

Chief Mountain

I received a call from Dan Boyce from Montana Public Radio a few days ago as he was looking for a Glacier enthusiast… um, hello! Montana Public Radio, in concert with Montana PBS are doing a series of stories this week on Climate Change in Montana. Dan wanted to interview someone who is familiar with[…]

Easter Weekend 2013

I’m getting antsy for hiking with all of the beautiful weather we’ve been having so my wife and I headed up to Glacier National Park again on Saturday of Easter weekend. While we didn’t see anything big (although we did see wolf, bear and moose tracks) we saw lots of beautiful scenery and loads of[…]

Kishenehn

North Fork Flathead

Tucked away in the remote northwestern corner of Glacier National Park is an area known as Kishenehn. Before the North Fork Road existed, a road/trail existed on the east bank of the North Fork Flathead River (now known as the Inside North Fork Road) that went from the Belton Train Station all the way up[…]

North Fork Meadows

North Fork Meadows

Heading up the Inside North Fork Road in Glacier National Park, there are a bunch of meadows that dot the landscape. Three of these meadows have trails. Heading north from Fish Creek, the first meadow you come to is McGee Meadow. There is an overlook from the Camas side and this trail allows you to[…]

Black Phantoms – My Wolf Encounter

My Wolf Encounter

I often post blogs that are either overviews of the trails, informational about gear, what’s up with me, the park, etc or educational about technique and such. I haven’t really delved into much of the stories behind my trip. That will come more and more once I get the overviews of the trails done… which[…]

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[…]