Archives for February 2013

West Glacier Montana: Hotels & Lodging

West Glacier Montana offers a unique perspective on Glacier National Park. From peaceful sunsets on Lake McDonald’s shore to pizza at Jammer Joe’s to the scenic window views from your room at Village Inn at Apgar. No Glacier National Park vacation should bypass a few nights in West Glacier Montana. Apgar Village Lodge This privately […]

Lake McDonald Trail Hiking Guide

About Lake McDonald Trail Highlights – Mind-blowing turquoise lake surrounded by towering peaks. Round Trip Length – 14 miles Water Availability – Yes Difficulty – Easy Region – Lake McDonald Parking Lot – Yes A trip to Lake McDonald is a must for anyone visiting Glacier National Park. It’s the largest lake in the park […]

Glacier National Park Lodging

Glacier National Park Lodging options are endless, so determining the most ideal for your family vacation can be an arduous process. All web sites I’ve visited simply list contact details and basic, nondescript information on all Glacier National Park accommodations, from hotels, to cabins, to campgrounds. Travel guide books like Lonely Planet, Moon and Frommer’s […]

Buying the Best Softshell Jacket

Softshell jackets: How I love thee! You’ve warmed me skiing since I was 4, provided shelter from torrential downpours all over the Rocky Mountains, served as a blanket while hiking through northern Spain, kept the wind & sleet off my body while biking around Colorado. If I wasn’t already married, I’d probably marry you. Seriously. […]

Snyder Lake Hiking Guide

  About Snyder Lake Trail Length – 8.7 miles Elevation Gain – 2,147 feet Peak Elevation – 5,247 feet Parking Lot — Yes Difficulty – Strenuous Region – Lake McDonald Availability of Water – Not until the lake The Snyder Lake hike begins at the Sperry Chalet Trail located across the road from Lake McDonald […]

Mount Brown Lookout Hiking Guide

  About Mount Brown Lookout Trail Trail Highlights – Mind-blowing views, plentiful wildlife, cascading waterfalls. Roundtrip Length – 10.1 miles Elevation Gain – 4,250 feet Peak Elevation – 7,487 feet Parking Lot — Yes Difficulty – Strenuous Region – Lake McDonald Availability of Water – No As you can see by the elevation gain on […]