Archives for August 2008

Identify Wildflowers in Glacier National Park

With over a thousand species, wildflower identification is a fun, engaging activity that can be done anywhere in Glacier National Park: From high-alpine meadows… to the rugged slopes of the Lewis & Clark mountains… to the fields and prairies they cascade into. From dense forests that envelope the eastern side of the park… to the […]

Portable Water Filter Guide

Water purification is a necessity in Glacier National Park. Owning a lightweight, portable water filter makes this process safe and efficient. Plus, sitting by a stream or lake, listening to the water rush past, and gazing at the Montana mountains surrounding you makes filtering your water a pleasurable experience. Why You Need to Filter Water […]

Polebridge Montana

Glacier National Park’s Paradise Within Paradise It was near midnight when I first traveled to Polebridge Montana and was snuggling in a pickup truck’s bed with my girlfriend. Suddenly, our friends hollered from the front, “Hold-on!” Then the joggling change from pavement to potholes began. It jolted us into action: unless we wished to knock […]

Exploring Logan Pass

If Glacier National Park is the ‘Crown of the Continent’, Logan Pass is it’s most illustrious jewel. Located on the Continental Divide at 6,646 feet, it’s Visitors Center is the highest point on Going To The Sun Road. From this vantage point, two million visitors a year: Everything You Need to Know About Logan Pass […]

Grizzly Bear Attack Information

Glacier National Park, Montana, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons & Alaska Let me begin by stating that grizzly bear attacks are rare. Just because you’re hiking in grizzly bear habitat, which Montana’s Glacier National park is, does not mean you’ll even encounter a bear. However, if you do come across a grizzly bear while hiking in Glacier […]

Going To The Sun Road

Completed in 1932, Going To The Sun Road is a modern, architectural marvel. As Glacier National Park’s main road, it cuts directly through the park’s heart, meandering through valleys and cedar forests, along turquoise, glacial rivers, and under holes blasted through the Montana mountains. As it ascends to 6,646 feet, Going To The Sun Road […]

Glacier National Park Hiking

The Glacier National Park Hiking Guide is here to walk you through the park’s most popular activity. And with over 700 hiking trails to choose from, Glacier National Park’s trail system offers a hike suitable for every level of fitness. Each trail has its own appeal and few require special hiking skills to enjoy: some, […]

East Glacier Montana

Lodging accommodations in East Glacier Montana offer proximity to some of the best hiking trails, idyllic vistas steps from your room, and Glacier National Park’s only golf course. East Glacier Montana tends to be more congested than the west end, so if you’re looking to avoid the crowds, stay in West Glacier Montana But if […]

Hiking & Backpacking Equipment

There are a few, hiking & backpacking equipment items a day hiker shouldn’t leave base camp without. First and foremost, An Internal-Frame Day Pack I suggest one with the capability to hold your camel back hydration system, or just buy a hydration backpack, as it makes drinking water a far easier task than drinking from […]

Bowman Lake

If serenity’s what you need, escape to Bowman Lake on the North Fork of the Flathead River for a few nights. Its calm waters mirror the big sky and snowcapped peaks of the Whitefish and Livingston Montana mountain ranges, while the only motors you’ll hear are those of an occasional, distant car, as motor boats […]