Purifying Water in the Wild

You’re stuck in the woods, supplies are running low, and the only source of water is a stream running along the edge of the forest. Can you dip your head in and a take a drink? Not a good idea, the water may contain toxic, microscopic organisms that can make

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Hiking Essentials for Glacier National Park

Hiking is very popular in Glacier National Park; it is estimated that over half of all visitors to the park will hike some part of its nearly 700 miles of trails. Good planning is paramount anytime you embark on a hiking expedition. The list of essentials when hiking in Glacier

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Glacier National Park Wildflowers – Part II

Can you identify these Glacier National Park Wildflowers? Hint: You can find the answers in a previous post on Glacier National Park Wildflowers In our first blog post on Glacier National Park Wildflowers, we talked about some of the more popular and easier to find Wildflowers. In this blog post,

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Glacier National Park Day Hikes (Long Hikes) Part II

Hiking Trail Difficulty Rating Easiest (★) Most Difficult (★★★★★) Fish Lake Trail (★★) The Fish Lake trail is one of the shorter, pleasant Glacier National Park Day Hikes. It is a spur trail off the Sperry Chalet trail. This trail begins climbing immediately as it passes through old growth of

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Six Amazing Glacier Park Lakes

There’s no shortage of amazing lakes in Glacier Park, from long finger lakes carved out as the glaciers receded millions of years ago, to shallow moose-country ponds. The lakes greatly range in size and elevation, some are very large and some are quite small, but all the lakes in Glacier

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Glacier National Park Entrances

There are 7 entrances to Glacier National Park and only 3 of them connect to the Going-To-The-Sun Road – the only road in Glacier Park that travels over the Continental Divide from west to east – they are the West Glacier Entrance, the Saint Mary Entrance, and the Camas Creek Entrance. The

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Glacier National Park Rainforest

A northwest rainforest in Western Montana? How can this be? Scientist have noticed that parts of western Montana and northern Idaho look like chunks of northwest rainforest from the Pacific Coast that have been plucked and plopped 350 miles inland. One such chunk is a short distance from Smoky Bear

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Glacier National Park Wildflowers

One of our favorite activities when hiking is identifying Glacier Park Wildflowers. In years past, our wildflower books were always on the list of items to pack when heading out on our day long treks. Now we’ve become a little higher tech and I have the Glacier National Park Wildflowers reference

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Glacier National Park Four Season Lodge

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Glacier National Park or the surrounding Flathead National Forest.  But where do you stay when most of the lodging facilities in Glacier Park and the surrounding areas close down in the middle of September? Smoky Bear Ranch is open all

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Glacier National Park Day Hike (Short Hikes)

Trail of the Cedars This in 1 of 2 handicap accessible Glacier National Park day hikes. The Trail of the Cedars trail-head is located 5½ miles east of Lake McDonald Lodge along the Going-to-the-Sun Rd. The first ½ mile along the east bank of Avalanche Creek is a raised boardwalk that

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