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Spectacular Iceberg Lake

Iceberg Lake Hike in Glacier National Park

On a busy trip to St. Mary and Glacier National Park in Montana, John and I squeezed in the Iceberg Lake hike in the Many Glacier area of the park. We did it in mid-September when the colours had started to change and after the summer crowds had left. The Iceberg Lake hike is 9.8 miles round trip and the elevation gain is a very manageable 1,275 feet or 389 m. Iceberg Lake trailhead location From…

Very Pretty Scene Looking Down Saint Mary Lake

East Glacier Road Trip in Montana

For a scenic drive in the western US, do an East Glacier road trip, exploring the country between St. Mary and East Glacier and beyond. It's an easy three hour drive if you're coming from Calgary - and for those already in Glacier National Park, it's a worthwhile add on. You'll be exploring the Crown of the Continent ecosystem and enjoying  world-class mountain scenery at the eastern edge of one of the most beautiful national…

Iceberg Lake, Glacier National Park

Things to Do in Glacier National Park, Montana

Glacier National Park in Montana gets top marks for natural beauty. In fact it's been called the Switzerland of America. To justify that name consider this; over its one million acres there are 175 named mountains, 200 named waterfalls, 25 named glaciers and literally hundreds of lakes and streams. And the area surrounding the park is also a hotbed of beauty.  Glacier National Park is a fantastic destination in summer, offering an incredible range of…

Beautiful Flathead Lake In Montana

Clean, Drain and Dry Your Boats – Why its Important

If you've been reading my blog for a while you know I'm passionate about kayaking, nature and the outdoors. I'm also fully on-board (as it relates to these themes) in trying to keep invasive aquatic species (AIS) out of our waters. Invasive species are nasty - displacing native fish and wildlife through rapid growth and competition for food and habitat. Many are probably familiar with the devastating zebra mussel problem in the Great Lakes, but…

Beautiful Flathead Lake In Montana

Flathead Lake Montana in Summer

Did you know Flathead Lake Montana is the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River? It's deep, clear and lovely for swimming and boating. If you're on Instagram you've probably seen pictures of the lake. It reminds me of Lake Okanagan without the wineries. What it does have is six state parks at various locations and in different ecosystems scattered around the lake. Each park offers quite a different experience. Here's what a summer…

Flathead Lake Overlook At Polson

Why You’ll Want to Visit Montana’s State Parks

How would you like to win a free Montana State Park pass? or better yet a grand prize that includes camping and rental fees, a gas card, a Visa card to cover food and a whole lot more with a value of approximately $700? For those of you keen to travel and see new country, consider a road trip to explore one or more of Montana's 54 state parks. They are broken roughly into three…

Whitefish Bike Retreat for Mountain Bikers

On a trip to Whitefish, Montana, I felt the pull of mountain biking for the first time in a while. I think it was the infectious enthusiasm of our host for the weekend - Cricket Butler. She was kind enough to put John and I up in the Whitefish Bike Retreat, her amazing trail-side lodge, located just 15 minutes outside of Whitefish. Although we had really come to cycle the Going to the Sun Road in…

What A View While Biking The Going To The Sun Road

Biking Going to the Sun Road, Glacier National Park

I've had a trip to Whitefish, Montana in my sights for some time. I didn't have specific plans other than to see what sort of outdoor adventures one could do in the area. And then I found out that hiking and biking Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park was available to hikers and cyclists in the spring. The road remains closed to cars until sometime in June but for two glorious months…

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