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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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South Boundary Trail Spring 2017

South Boundary Trail Spring 2017

We had a nice sunny day to head on up to go for a hike. While snow is still easy to find in Glacier National Park, we were hoping to find some dry trails. After going through a quick list, we decided that the South Boundary Trail would fit the bill. It is south facing […]

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Taylor Creek Trail

Taylor Creek Trail

The Taylor Creek Trail in the lesser visited Kolob Canyons of Zion National Park follows the Middle Fork Taylor Creek up to the beautiful Double Arch Alcove. Along the way, you pass two cabins, the Larson Cabin and the Fife Cabin as you cross the creek numerous times. Short, mostly level walk with some great topography […]

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Dawson-Pitamakan Loop

The hard decision to turn back

Just recently, we were elated to hear of the rescue of a couple of hikers that spent a few days in the backcountry of Glacier National Park. In the official press release here, the NPS commended them for realizing their predicament and hunkering down to get discovered. A local photographer and outdoor enthusiast Tony Bynum […]

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Lincoln Lake

Lincoln Lake

Right off of Going to the Sun Road next to Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park, Lincoln Lake trailhead starts and heads up Snyder Ridge in a hurry. It doesn’t offer much in views except little pockets where you’ll get small views of the lake or some surrounding mountains. It starts out in the characteristic […]

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Coal-Fielding Trail

Coal – Fielding Trail

The old South Boundary trail used to run the entire southern length of Glacier National Park along the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. Today it stops at the Coal Creek trailhead. The southernmost trail that traverses east and west is the Coal-Fielding Trail. Starting at Coal Creek, you ford the Middle Fork of the […]

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Loneman Lookout

Loneman Lookout (with a little south boundary trail)

Considered the loneliest lookout (but named after the mountain which was called by a Blackfoot word meaning “Lone Man” or “Lone Chief”) Loneman Lookout rarely receives visitors, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t fantastic. Accessibility to the lookout is one of the chief factors to this as it is in the remote southern section of […]

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Coal - Nyack Loop

Coal Nyack Loop

While most visitors to Glacier National Park stay around Going to the Sun Road with ventures to Many Glacier and Two Medicine, the furthest north and the furthest south tend to get the least amount of attention. Few places exemplify this more than the Coal Nyack region. The Coal Nyack Loop is accessed either from […]

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Scalplock Lookout

Scalplock Lookout

Scalplock Lookout is a staffed lookout located in the southern section of Glacier National Park. The trailhead starts at the Walton Ranger Station by Essex, MT and heads up a treed trail for about 5 miles to the lookout. Views really don’t open up until about a half mile from the lookout, but when they […]

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Harrison Lake

Harrison Lake

Harrison Lake is a great hike I’ve done a few times. It’s unique in that the most common way to get to the hike is to ford the Middle Fork of the Flathead at the Moccasin Creek put-in. This early in the season requires that you go across in a boat (usually forded in later […]

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