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Slough Creek First Meadow

Slough Creek

The slow moving Slough Creek snakes through two large, beautiful meadows in the northern region of Yellowstone National Park. If you’re a fisherman, it offers ample opportunities to fly fish. If you’re a hiker, it’s full of gentle grades and wide open spaces. I tried hiking to the meadows along Slough Creek in Yellowstone National […]

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Pelican Valley Loop

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 other animals large and small. […]

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Clear Lake

Clear Lake – Ribbon Lake Loop

Near the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone in Yellowstone National Park lies two lakes that are accessible via a pleasant loop that tours through meadows and forests, passing numerous hydrothermal features along the way. Clear Lake is a beautiful, emerald green lake with some hydrothermal activity bubbling from its depths while Ribbon lake is a […]

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Mt Holmes

Mt Holmes and Trilobite Lake

The long hike to Mt. Holmes in Yellowstone National Park takes you from meadows along creeks, through burn areas, up to barren, rocky landscapes with plenty of views at the site of a lookout. On the way to the lookout, a trail forks off to the small, alpine lake called Trilobite Lake, tucked beneath these rocky […]

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Grizzly Lake

Grizzly Lake

The long, beautiful Grizzly Lake in Yellowstone National Park sits nestled between two, lodgepole pine covered ridges. These surrounding pines are spaced out in a way that gives you nice vantages and are interrupted by meadows. The birding is great and the lake has a great shoreline to grab a snack. You also might find […]

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Climbing Mt Siyeh

Climbing Mt. Siyeh

Mt. Siyeh is one of six summits in Glacier National Park that is over 10,000 ft. It is the easiest of the 10,000 ft peaks to reach and has fantastic views all the way around! A big shout out to Blake Passmore and his Climb Glacier National Park books which are incredibly helpful in finding routes to summits. If […]

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OtokomiEastFlattop

Four Summits on the 4th of July

On the very beautiful, windy 4th of July this year, myself, Kristen and three friends set off to climb Otokomi Mountain, East Flattop Mountain, Singleshot Mountain, and Napi Point. These summits are all connected via amazing ridge walks with incredible views of the St. Mary area in Glacier National Park. Since this trip was a […]

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Roosevelt Arch

Yellowstone National Park Announcement

While primarily known as a “driving park”, Yellowstone National Park has some great hiking as well and I’m about ready to dive in. I’m beginning work on my third Day Hike Map and am incredibly excited. Yellowstone has over 1,000 miles of trail and, while I won’t be hiking all of them, I’ll be knocking […]

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Grizzly Bear

Mt. Brown Lookout Fall 2014

It was the last time we were going heading out for a raptor count up Mt. Brown for the year. While it was chilly to say the least and the eagles were few, a grizzly bear foraging below us made for a memorable day! ( By the way, if you’d like to get involved in future […]

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Redgap Pass from Goat Trail

Ptarmigan Tunnel to Redgap Pass Goat Traverse

The iconic Ptarmigan Tunnel in Many Glacier is a popular day hike. The tunnel is also frequently used by backpackers descending and ascending into the Belly River drainage which is often paired with Redgap Pass to make a loop. For those interested in connecting these two features without losing the elevation via trail, an off-trail […]

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