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

Lupine Lake

Lupine is a great half-day hike, especially early in the hiking season or in the late fall when the mountains are already snowed in. At the beginning of summer, you’ll find the trail surrounded in beautiful purple Lupine flower. In the fall, the Larch trees turn brilliant gold and there’s often a fresh snow fall making the scenery even more … Read More

Danny On Trail – Big Mountain

The Danny On Trail winds it’s way up Big Mountain, now known as Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort. The main trail is 3.8 miles to the top, gaining 2,434 feet. At the top, you can see into Glacier National Park and across the whole valley to Flathead Lake. This trail is beautiful by early July with the hillsides covered in wildflowers. … Read More

Kootenai Falls

Kootenai Falls is the largest falls in Montana plummeting over 40 feet, and 90 feet total over the course of a mile. In the spring, the water flows so fast that the water roars. The beautiful glacier blue colors come from the river carving it’s way through the glaciers of British Columbia. I’ve been to Kootenai Falls many times over … 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

April Showers

April showers indeed, April snow showers! This is the beautiful scenery that I woke up to this weekend. All the bright green grass was turned to white. The sun was peeking out again but it was sure cold. It’s a good thing that I’m making Butter Chicken, our favorite Indian dish. I think we’ll stay inside and eat our warm, … Read More