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Walking Going-to-the-Sun Road

Walking Going-to-the-Sun Road

A little sunshine on the face on a bluebird day beckoned my wife and me to Glacier. The Going-to-the-Sun Road is closed at Lake McDonald on the west side, so we walked the clear road to the north end of the lake and walked around McDonald Creek. Check out the link below the video to […]

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Photo by Shannon Hollman Photography

A Day of Beginnings

Everyone has days in their lives that hold significance such as birthdays, anniversaries, graduation, the passing of loved ones. They are days to reflect on milestones, life changing events and loved ones. For me, one of the biggest is May 17th. On May 17th, 2011, I started my hiking project along McDonald Creek. It was […]

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McDonald Creek

Searching for Harlequins

Some animals can be seen all year round in Glacier National Park while other animals arrive or wake up in springtime and disappear in the fall. Others still shoe up for a very short time and are gone again. Such is the case for the Trillium and the Harlequin Duck. I went out to McDonald […]

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Easter Weekend 2013

I’m getting antsy for hiking with all of the beautiful weather we’ve been having so my wife and I headed up to Glacier National Park again on Saturday of Easter weekend. While we didn’t see anything big (although we did see wolf, bear and moose tracks) we saw lots of beautiful scenery and loads of […]

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McDonald Creek in March

McDonald Mid March

Spent this past weekend hanging out by Lake McDonald as well as McDonald Creek as it flows in and out of Lake McDonald. The first day, I got sunshine and the second day, with my wife, had some fun birds and the tumbling water of McDonald creek as it flows into the lake. There’s still […]

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Mineral Creek

Mineral Creek Cabin

In the early days of Glacier National Park, there were two trails that went up McDonald Creek around Flattop Mountain from Packer’s Roost. One went up McDonald Creek towards Trapper Creek and joined the Northern Highline by the Fifty Mountain Campground while the other went up Mineral Creek, passed a cabin and joined the Northern […]

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Highline Trail

Highline Trail

A trip along Going to the Sun Road in the heart of Glacier National Park usually means a stop at Logan Pass. Many visitors will wander around the visitor’s center, get back in their cars and continue driving. Most that decide on going for a hike will choose Hidden Lake. Those looking for another longer […]

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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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