Siyeh Bend to Sun Rift Gorge

First of all, I’m kind of digging the name “Sun Rift.” What a great word pairing. Anyways, a few weeks ago I hiked 10.3 miles, beginning about 2 miles to the east of Logan Pass. I chose it because my friend posted a photo of it the other day, and also the shuttle stops thereContinue reading “Siyeh Bend to Sun Rift Gorge”

Hiking the Highline 😃

Yes, that’s an emoji in my blog post title, because this trail was awesome. I first hiked this trail in 2015 with my dad and sister, Olivia. It’s kind of the reason I started dreaming about Glacier and wanted to come back. It’s pretty gorgeous. It also takes a while for the snow on itContinue reading “Hiking the Highline 😃”

Iceberg Lake

About a week and a half ago, I picked up my friend from work, Cindy, and we headed over the Going to the Sun Road with two possible destinations in mind: Grinell Glacier or Cracker Lake. We did neither of them. Instead, we decided to go to Iceberg Lake, which was in the same areaContinue reading “Iceberg Lake”

Cobalt Lake

Today I had the day off, and since I was pretty sure I didn’t work until 2 tomorrow, I thought, “Hey, I’ll go for a hike on the east side of the park, camp there, and then take the Going to the Sun Road back tomorrow.” Luckily I checked my schedule before I left andContinue reading “Cobalt Lake”

Scenic Point at Two Medicine

I had yesterday off, so I decided to go to East Glacier. My plan was to leave no later than 8 am, so naturally, I rolled out of West Glacier at around 10:30. Because of my late start, I figured I’d just make it a scouting trip and see what the area looked like, maybeContinue reading “Scenic Point at Two Medicine”

Two trips to Avalanche Lake

One of the things I love about working the day shift in Glacier is that you almost get two days in a 24-hour period. You get the day that you work and get paid for, and then, if you don’t spend too long on dinner, you get a second day to go for a 5-6Continue reading “Two trips to Avalanche Lake”

Three Days on Mount Jefferson

Around 11 years ago, in the summer before my 8th grade year, my dad looked at his map of the Jefferson Wilderness Area and pointed thoughtfully at one of the trails. “I think,” he said, “I want to try out this Breitenbrush trail this weekend. You wanna come?” he asked. Of course I wanted toContinue reading “Three Days on Mount Jefferson”

A Vacation State

As Fire Ant, Braids, Miguel, and I make our way through Oregon, we tend to have the same conversation with fellow hikers at every spring and shady lunch spot we find. Us: We’re really loving Oregon. Them: Oh yeah. It’s great. I can’t believe it’s gonna be over so soon. Us: Yeah, crazy how timeContinue reading “A Vacation State”

Bad at math, too

I used to be decent at math. However, in the first week on trail, I managed to mess up some fairly simple equations, resulting in us all arriving at Shelter Cove with practically enough food to make it to Cascade Locks. The miscalculation began at Fish Lake Resort. Just as Miguel, Fire Ant and IContinue reading “Bad at math, too”

The Nicest Smelling Pit Toilets I’ve Ever Been In: Glacier National Park

I’m a big-picture planner. By this I mean I like to focus on the overall arc of an idea, and let someone else figure out the details. Sometimes, though, both of the other people I’m planning things with are also big-picture planners. The result? Two days in Glacier National Park with less than twenty minutesContinue reading “The Nicest Smelling Pit Toilets I’ve Ever Been In: Glacier National Park”