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Terraced Falls

Terraced Falls in Yellowstone National Park is one of the many waterfalls found in the southwest corner of the park known as the Bechler area. The hike to this aptly named waterfall is short, fairly level, and a delight as you follow Cascade Creek, then the Falls River to a wonderful perch overlooki

Ski to Covey Meadow 2017

With the warmer weather up here in northwestern Montana, we knew that the snow might be a bit crusty. We were feeling the winter cabin fever, however, and the bluebird day called us up the long drive to Polebridge to do a little ski to Covey Meadow along the Inside North Fork Road. After a few chore

Riddle Lake

Riddle Lake in Yellowstone National Park sits near the Continental Divide and serves as a nesting site for swans which closes it for much of the summer season. A fall trip to this lake is a nice level stroll to a quaint body of water surrounded by grassy meadows and filled with waterfowl. It took me

Pebble Creek Trail

Tucked away high in the rugged mountains of the northeast corner of Yellowstone National Park is the sublime Pebble Creek Valley. The Pebble Creek Trail goes up and over a steep ridge, then follows Pebble Creek all the way down the valley as it goes from open grasslands to wooded canyon. On a blueb

Pelican Valley Loop

The Pelican Valley Loop gives you a tour of the enormous, grass expanse of a valley that is the Pelican Valley in Yellowstone National Park. With the slow moving Pelican Creek lazily winding through it's heart and grasslands surrounding its banks, it's a perfect habitat for birds, bison, and many ot

Skiing to Running Eagle Falls 2017

The common misconception with Glacier National Park is that when Going-to-the-Sun Road and other roads close, the park is closed. The great thing about this misconception is that the park is extremely quiet and we enjoyed that solitude with a cross-country ski to the lovely, mystical Running Eagle F

Sky Rim Trail via Specimen Creek

Specimen Creek, one of the larger creeks in the northwestern corner of Yellowstone National Park, is a great way to access the incredible Sky Rim Trail. Pair it with the Black Butte Trail and you have an epic day hike with petrified trees, meadows, forest, a sketchy traverse, views, and a great chan

Sky Rim Trail via Dailey Creek

The Sky Rim Trail borders Yellowstone National Park and the Gallatin National Forest to the north. This trail faithfully follows the sawtooth ridge giving you both incredible views and ample elevation gain culminating to a summit of the rounded, grassy dome of Big Horn Peak. Accessing it via the won

The Hoodoos

The Hoodoos in Yellowstone National Park are a large boulder field as a result of an earthquake that rocked Terrace Mountain. While you can drive through the lower section, you can also walk through them which gives you a bonus of some great views and a more intimate look at these great stones. Thi

River Otter during the Kalispell Christmas Bird Count

While driving and walking for the Kalispell Christmas Bird Count this year, we spotted a River Otter sitting on some ice. I watched it go under the water and walked over to get a closer look. It popped up on the water with lunch and I was able to video it chomping away on a delicious Crayfish. I lov

Electric Peak and Cache Lake

The climb up to the summit of Electric Peak culminates to breathtaking, unparalleled, panoramic views of the Mammoth area of Yellowstone National Park. The spur trail to Cache Lake is a nice destination and far less arduous. Both are longer days, and paired together, gives you an epic adventure. Ele

Artists Paintpots

Be prepared for stark white mud pots and strikingly colored pools at Artists Paintpots near Norris in Yellowstone National Park. This short trail leads to a loop that goes up and hillside and back down, circling a wonderful collection of hydrothermal features. I'd been exploring all over Yellowstone

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