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about 4 years ago

Secluded Area to Camp

Bowman Lake offers a secluded area that not many people camp at, especially in the early season (May-June). Fishing is great at the lake; don't forget to bring a canoe or kayak!

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about 4 years ago

Go in the Winter!

The Boiling River in Yellowstone is a great place to spend a day to soak in the hot springs. There are usually bison or elk near the river. Keep your distance, but enjoy a refreshing soak in the Boiling River.

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about 4 years ago

Glacier's (Not So) Hidden Lake

Hidden Lake is a great easy hike in GNP, but the crowds of people can be a bit of a deterrent. The views are worth doing this hike once, but I would suggest other hikes in the area that will provide equally beautiful views with less crowds.

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about 4 years ago

Always a Show

Sunrise and sunset at Lake McDonald has never disappointed me. Even in the pouring rain, the sunset still amazes all who stick it out. Don't let bad weather deter your visit for sunrise or sunset.

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about 4 years ago

Beautiful Spot

Logan Pass is about as "Glacier Park" as you're going to get from a road. The visitor center is chalk full of information and the photo ops are endless. With wildlife circulating throughout the area, there is sure to be something to catch your eye.

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about 4 years ago

Large, Serene Lake

Lake McDonald is a cold lake, but on a hot day, don't let the rumors stop you from jumping in!

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about 4 years ago

Glacier's Canyon

Avalanche Creek creates a unique canyon on the Avalanche Lake trail that is worth exploring. The hike is extremely easy to get to the creek and all ages can enjoy the beauty of the creek.

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about 4 years ago

Awesome Lake

Two Medicine captures the true beauty of GNP. Drive the Going-to-the-Sun Road while you're there.

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about 4 years ago

Great Beginner's Climb

Mt. Oberlin is the best introductory climb in GNP, in my opinion. The climbing is not extremely technical (class 2/3) and there is little exposure. On top of this, the views on the summit showcase the valley below.

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about 4 years ago

Mandatory for GNP

The Highline Trail is a must do for anyone in Glacier National Park. No matter the age, there is an option for everyone. I've heard of both 80 year-olds and 8 year-olds completing this hike. Even a mile or two in, the views are spectacular.

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about 4 years ago

Great Day Trip

The bison range is a great place to see bison in their natural habitat. The views of the valley are exceptional. Be sure to be on the lookout for other wildlife as well!

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about 4 years ago

Must Do in GNP

The Highline is THE premier hike in Glacier National Park. If you are looking at doing this, make sure you try to book reservations for the chalet in January of the year you are attempting to stay at the chalet, the spots fill up fast! If you couldn't reserve a spot or planned a spontaneous trip to the Park, check the website for cancellations.

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about 4 years ago

Hidden Gem in Washington

The hike to Palouse Falls was quick and easy while affording superb views of the falls from the cliffs as well as the stream that turns into the falls.

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about 4 years ago

Soothing Paddle

McDonald Creek is as about as pretty as it gets for a Montana creek with the addition of freezing cold water. The fishing is usually great from July-September.

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about 4 years ago

Secluded Lake

Bowman is an awesome lake for kayaking, but also for fishing and camping as well. Highly recommended in the north west portion of GNP.

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about 4 years ago

Great Easy Hike

Hiking the Dragon's Tail is not only rewarding with the views, but how many people can say that they have climbed the Dragon's Tail?

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about 4 years ago

An Iconic Glacier Climb

This climb near Logan Pass was exceptional. I would recommend the North Face Ascent route for anyone who wants to experience true climbing on Reynolds. This route is nice, but the views on the other side are spectacular.

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about 4 years ago

Quaint Day Hike

This was a great little day hike in the Bozeman area not too far away from the town. The trail is mostly forested until the latter part of the hike but the summit affords great views of the small valley and of Garnet Mountain Lookout.

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about 4 years ago

Worth the Hike

This was my first hike I completed in the Bozeman area and my first 10,000 ft. peak and boy was it worth it. I would highly recommend this hike for anyone in the area not only for the views at the summit, but the views along the trail as well. There are many waterfalls to explore along the trail. Overall, an enjoyable and challenging day hike.

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over 4 years ago

Easy Hike that Anyone Can Do

This hike is super easy for anyone who is wanting a taste of a true Montana summit. The summit affords spectacular views with the high possibility of seeing some mountain goats along the way. The beauty of this hike is also that it does not take a whole day to complete, it is possible to go after work or after a day on the lake.

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over 4 years ago

Strenuous but worth it!

This hike is so worth the views presented at the top. Highly recommended for everyone in the area, but it takes time and quite a bit of effort.