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Bishops Cap

Garden Wall Summit Trifecta

Three summits along the Garden Wall, Bishops Cap, Mt. Pollock, and Piegan Mountain, are a great day trip for those looking for some wonderful views above Going-to-the-Sun Road and the Highline Trail. The route is most frequently accessed from Lunch Creek just east of Logan Pass, but my buddy Blake Passmore, from Climb Glacier recommended […]

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Mt. Vaught

Stanton Mountain 2014

Stanton Mountain stands at the head of Lake McDonald solidifying the iconic view from Apgar. It’s south facing slope melts out earlier than other peaks in Glacier National Park making it a great candidate for an early season summit. I went up with my friends Mark and Ashley Sanders as well as my favorite hiking partner […]

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Lazuli Bunting

Apgar Lookout Bushwhack

Went out for a little off-trail adventure that included Apgar Lookout, then a ridge walk. Our destination was a ways down the ridge and our spirits were broken by downfall. We decided to turn back. This, of course, didn’t mean we had a terrible day. We saw loads of flowers, birds, a mule deer to […]

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Apgar Lookout

Apgar Lookout – Early 2014

At the end of April, decided to check out Apgar Lookout. The road to the trailhead was surprisingly open and the trail snow free for the first 2/3 of the trip. Loads of birds, sunshine and views! Special Note: If you decide to hike to Apgar this early, make sure you have snowshoes and/or crampons […]

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Northern Hawk Owl

Northern Hawk Owl on Camas Road

The wind blew all night as a new system rolled into town. The sun arose to a blue winter sky and crisp air. I looked towards the mountains and knew I must head into Glacier before working. I grabbed my camera and drove up with no particular destination in mind. After wandering around in my […]

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Snyder Ridge Trail

Snyder Ridge

The Snyder Ridge Trail starts near the Apgar Village on the east side of Lake McDonald with a humble trailhead and runs along the eastern shore parallel to Lake McDonald. The trail crosses the Lincoln Lake trail and eventually intersects the Sperry/Gunsight trail and empties at Lake McDonald Lodge. Trail starts out gaining elevation where […]

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Apgar Village

Apgar Village

Sometimes it’s easier to miss something that is right under your nose. I think that the trails in close proximity to the Apgar Village fit this description. I went from being surrounded by people to walking into the woods practically by myself. I saw bear, deer, wildflowers and a wide variety of birds without walking […]

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West Shore Lake McDonald

West Shore Lake McDonald

While most visitors to Glacier National Park drive along Going to the Sun Road on the east shore of Lake McDonald, few know of the trail that runs along the west shore and even fewer hike it. We started at the north end of the trail after taking a left onto North Lake McDonald Drive […]

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Apgar Lookout

Apgar Lookout

Apgar Lookout is located right by the West Glacier entrance before you get to Apgar. If you come early season, the road is often closed by the horse corrals as McDonald Creek and the Middle Fork of the Flathead River are too high and over the road and the bridge (but usually safe to cross […]

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Maps for Trail Nerds

All about maps with Glacier National Park and how I got to my mileage. Links below the video for some sweet source material that I’ve been using or just been enjoying. Also, check out the businesses mentioned. Check out Rocky Mountain Outfitter for great advice and gear before you head out. UPDATE: I made my […]

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