A record number of people visited the park this summer, which, depending on the time of day, made it difficult to find a decent parking spot along the Going-to-the-Sun-Road. This was the case on the afternoon we decided to hike to Piegan Pass. Unable to find parking at the traihead, we parked at a pull out along the road at Siyeh Bend. […]
Powerful winds at Logan Pass in Glacier National Park are usually nothing to crow about as harsh winds are common at higher elevations in the mountains. But on the morning of April 9, wind gusts set a record. In the early hours between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m., gusts clocked in at a phenomenal 139 […]
Unlike Yellowstone, Glacier National Park allows no motorized travel during the winter. If you want to explore, you’ll have to bundle up and start walking or gliding. Fortunately last Saturday was a pleasant 15 degrees, a heat wave compared to this whole week. I am curious as to where the liquid water comes from to […]
For the first time, we hiked all the way down to Hidden Lake – so glad that we did! The hike was amazing but the switchbacks on the way back were terribly steep! Glacier’s ever-changing landscape never fails to please. Snow and colorful wildflowers came together for a beautiful mix of breathtaking scenery. In this […]
Glacier National Park has many facets, one of them being the lush rainforest-like environment on the west side of the park. Easily accessed from the Going to the Sun Road, the Trail of the Cedars boasts huge red cedar, hemlock, and cottonwood trees. Spongy moss and cold clear water cascades over colorful boulders enticing […]
Adventure on the edge of the wilderness can take on many forms… My first winter in Montana was a special one. It was different from what I was accustomed to in the south. It was cold, but pleasantly so. Snow blanketed the ground all winter, and for the first time in my life I saw […]
What irony! We move almost within sight of the park and this is our first visit since August.
Adventure on the edge of the wilderness in rural Montana can take on many forms… Standing on the side of the road at 2 a.m. watching headlights creep towards us, plus getting scared out of our wits by the sound of a beaver’s tail slapping the river’s water, all in the spirit of searching skyward […]