red and white striped rocks

The town of Canyon, Texas isn’t much but it’s a nice enough place for a road trip break. And Palo Duro canyon outside of town was worth staying a second night so we could visit.

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

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

Blue Ridge Parkway: Blowing Rock to Floyd

mountains and clouds

This middle stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway spans North Carolina and Virginia. As you head north the mountains get less rugged and the valleys between them wider. Blowing Rock looked like a nice little town, from what we could see through the fog and with most of the businesses closed for the pandemic. Our … Read more