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Finding Pikas at Piegan

While the American Pika can be found in talus slopes all over Glacier National Park, Piegan Pass is a wonderful place to look. With the trail cutting through numerous talus slopes, it’s gentle grade, fantastic views, and great chance to see other animals, it’s a great day hike. “Well, I’ve never seen a pika before […]

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Pitamakan - Dawson Loop

Pitamakan – Dawson Loop 2017

If you were to ask me which hike is my favorite hike, I probably would tell you the Pitamakan-Dawson Loop. I set out with a group of donors and staff from the Glacier Conservancy to do this loop and the sunny day, fantastic loop, and a boat ride was one for the books. Sinopah Mountain […]

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Red Mountain

Climbing Spot Mountain and Red Mountain

The ridgeline that separates Spot Mountain and Red Mountain is a beautiful behemoth that rarely gets climbed. Kristen and I decided to tackle these two summits in the Two Medicine area of Glacier National Park and we were rewarded with expansive views along this long ridge. It involved a little bit of bushwhacking and some […]

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Gunsight Lake

Gunsight Lake and Florence Falls

I visited Gunsight Lake in 2014 as part of a memorable 20 mile day hike that took us to Gunsight Pass, Lake Ellen Wilson, Lincoln Pass, Sperry Chalet, and out to Lake McDonald Lodge. So when some of my girlfriends invited me to hike with them to Gunsight Lake I gladly accepted the invitation to […]

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Climbing Going-to-the-Sun Road

Climbing Going-to-the-Sun Mountain

Going-to-the-Sun Road gets its name from the iconic Going-to-the-Sun Mountain. The legend goes that Napi, the god of the Blackfeet people ascended back into heaven from the mountain. We decided to make our own ascent of this mountain and the views were definitely heavenly. Siyeh Creek was as beautiful as ever as we began our […]

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Dragon's Tail from Mt. Reynolds summit

Mt. Reynolds and Dragon’s Tail

Mt. Reynolds in Glacier National Park stands prominently above Logan Pass. A ridgeline extends to the south forming another wonderful summit called Dragon’s Tail. While Dragon’s Tail isn’t officially recognized as a high point by the USGS, it is by the Glacier Mountaineering Society. For that reason, and just because it’s there and amazing, we […]

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Goat Mountain with Otokomi Lake

Goat Mountain with Otokomi Lake

Goat Mountain sits proudly above Otokomi Lake and Goat Lake. To the east you have St. Mary Lake, some foothills, then the vast plains. Views in all other directions are of Glacier National Park’s peaks with Going-to-the-Sun Mountain and Mahtapi Peak dominating the views up to Siyeh Pass. We were looking for a nice climb […]

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Scenic Point 2017 by Mrs. Hike 734

Jake is currently in Yosemite National Park working on his next Hike 734 project.  If you regularly follow his blogs you might have seen me tagging along behind him on his hiking adventures. I won’t be able to join him in Yosemite until August, but that won’t keep me from hitting the trail. I wrapped […]

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Signal Mountain

Signal Mountain

While you can drive to the overlook on Signal Mountain in Grand Teton National Park, the quiet hike up rewards you with a pleasant grade, ponds, wonderful forests, open meadows, and a few bonus vantages. It took a little bit to figure out where the trailhead actually was for Signal Mountain. We started out by […]

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Scalplock Lookout in the fog

Scalplock Lookout 2017

Finding high points in Glacier National Park in early spring (especially with a high snow pack like 2017!) can be difficult. Scalplock Lookout is one of the great options to do this. It has a south facing slope and doesn’t get too high, so snow melts out earlier. Longing for a day in Glacier, we […]

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