St Mary Falls Hike

sun on St Mary Lake

The St Mary Falls trail is not just about the falls. You also get great views of St Mary Lake.  St Mary Falls was the last hike we did in Glacier. While parking wasn’t as tight here as with our other hikes we still had to park at Sunrift Gorge and cover some trail we’d … Read more

Hidden Lake Overlook Hike

mountain peak with glaciers

The Hidden Lake Overlook trail is a beautiful and easy hike through alpine meadows to a small pond and a … hidden lake. As with the Highline trail, which also starts at Logan Pass, it’s hard to get a parking space for this hike. We did both on the same day to save getting up … Read more

Highline Hike

mountain valley

The first part of this trail is easy if you don’t mind heights and is a good way to get off the road. And possibly see some wildlife, as we did.  One of the hardest things about this hike is getting parking space! We got up at 5:00 to get a space at Logan Pass … Read more

Going-to-the-Sun Road

road with mountain

The Going-to-the-Sun Road is both the only road through the park and a destination in itself. When we there during the pandemic only the west park entrance was open and the road was closed at Rising Sun on the eastern side.  Our first day there we drove all the way to end at Rising Sun. … Read more

Avalanche Lake Hike

Avalanche Lake

The hike to Avalanche Lake is very popular. It’s a relatively easy hike through the woods to a beautiful lake and it’s about 5 miles round trip.  Because it’s so popular parking is at a premium. We got up around 6:30 so we could be out the door around 8:00. We scored a parking spot … Read more

Glacier National Park

mountain and lake

Glacier National Park is gorgeous and worth the long drive across the plains, even with part of the park closed due to COVID-19 and visibility diminished by smoke from wildfires. Day 1: Going-to-the-Sun Road We got into Columbia Falls in time to check-in and have dinner. We spent the first three nights at the Meadow … Read more