Grinnell Glacier

Location: Glacier National Park - Montana, U.S.A. Destination: Grinell Glacier Distance: 11.6 miles round-trip from Many Glacier Hotel Trailhead Elevation Gain: 1,850 feet Difficulty: Easy Day Hike | Class 1 - Hiking with a low chance of injury Click here for an overview map of the trail. The route to hike into Grinnell Glacier is located in the Many Glacier ... Read More

Haystack Butte

Location: Glacier National Park – Montana, U.S.A. Destination: Haystack Butte Distance: About 3.4 Miles / 5.4 Kilometers round-trip from Going To The Sun Road Parking Lot indicated in the overview map. Elevation: 7,490 Feet / 2,283 Meters Difficulty: Moderate Hike / Scramble | Class 1 and Class 2 – The climbers route to get up to the Highline trail is … Read More

Granite Park Chalet

The Granite Park Chalet hike starts from the loop and climbs upwards to the chalet. From there you can 'base camp' and do all sorts of hikes. Swiftcurrent Lookout is a popular day hike from the chalet as well as the Grinnell Glacier Overlook. The views are what I'd call mild on this hike, but they do get better when ... Read More

Hidden Lake Overlook

The trail for Hidden Lake Overlook starts near the visitor center at Logan's Pass in Glacier National Park. We've hiked this in everything from snow shoes (in June) to toe shoes (in August) depending on the month. The trail is only 2.7 miles round trip, and the elevation gain is 540 feet, making it one of the easier hikes in ... Read More

Apgar Lookout

Apgar Lookout overlooks Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park and the views are really beautiful. The Going to the Sun Road usually opens to Logan's Pass by July, but until then we're going to hike some of the mountains around the lake. We're hoping to hike Mount Brown next depending on snow and ice conditions. The trail starts off through ... Read More

Avalanche Lake

Avalanche Lake in Glacier National Park is my favorite ‘first hike of the season’. spring and Fall are my favorite times to hike it because it is one of the most touristed trails in the Park during the summer, and for good reason. It’s fairly short with a round trip of 5 miles, not much elevation gain, and absolutely stunning … Read More

Apgar Winter Hike

Glacier National Park – Apgar Winter Hike In the winter you start by hiking a couple of miles in to reach the trailhead for Apgar Lookout. This makes it a bit of an endeavor in the winter, so today we just went for a few miles, more just to get out than anything else. I love tromping through the glittering … Read More

Sculptures in Ice

We caught this gorgeous sunset on the way back from a hike on Going to the Sun road. The day couldn’t have been anymore spectacular. Perfect blue skies and sunshine are an elusive combination in the Flathead Valley during the winter. You can count yourself lucky if it coincides with your day off.

Sunset in the Mountains

I get mountain fever just seeing these photos. The sunset glow on Mount Vaught and Stanton is breathtaking. Can’t you just picture yourself on top of that peak. Maybe soon, we don’t have a final list of summits for the summer yet.