• Chief Mountain, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, http://www.montanavacationblog.com/
    The Seasons of Glacier National Park

    Have you been wondering when is the best time to visit Glacier National Park in Montana?  Each ...

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  • The Flathead River as seen from West Glacier, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, http://www.montanavacationblog.com/, October 2013
    What to do in West Glacier: Your Guide to West Glacier, Montana

    For those of us that live near here, West Glacier, Montana, is sometimes passed over as a small ...

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  • North Fork of the Flathead River looking into Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, http://www.montanavacationblog.com/
    A Fall Drive up the “North Fork” to Polebridge, Montana

    I have said before how beautiful Montana is in the fall.  One of my favorite drives in the ...

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  • Bowman Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, www.montanavacationblog.com
    Things to do in Montana

    Not sure if Montana is worth a visit?  Wondering what there is to do in Montana? Born and ...

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  • Alex Neill standing on the Pitamakan Overlook along the Dawson -Pitamakan Loop, Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015
    A Day Hike on the 18-Mile Dawson-Pitamakan Pass in Glacier National Park

    I have been wanting to do the Dawson-Pitamakan Pass Loop for a few years now. I had it planned ...

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Climbing Mount Oberlin in Glacier National Park, June 2016

Mount Oberlin in Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2016

I just recently became more interested in climbing peaks in Glacier National Park, which is something I never thought I would want to do! I have been hearing for quite some time that Mount Oberlin is the best beginner peak, and is even considered family-friendly, meaning that you can take your ...

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Mother’s Day Weekend Camping at St. Mary Campground, Glacier National Park

The Neill family and their Chevy truck driving the Going-to-the-Sun Road at dusk, May 2016, Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2016

St. Mary Campground in Glacier National Park has been off our radar for quite some time. It is easy to overlook this campground, but it opens earliest in the spring and it accepts reservations for the summer months, making it a great place to visit early in the season. The St. Mary Campground ...

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Riding the Going-to-the-Sun Road and Hiking to Avalanche Lake

Jumping at Avalanche Lake for the Glacier Park Instameet, April 2016, Montana Vacation Blog

As the roads in Glacier National Park slowly begin to open in the spring and early summer, more of the park is accessible to us. As soon as we found out that Going to the Sun Road had opened to bicycles beyond the Lake McDonald Lodge, we took our kids for a ride along McDonald... Read More

Biking the Going-to-the-Sun Road when the road is Closed in Glacier National Park

Mountain Biking the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

Biking the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park is a popular thing to do. While the road is open throughout the summer to mountain bikers and vehicle traffic, mountain bikes have limited time slots that you are allowed to ride over Logan Pass. Due to traffic and congestion, bikes are ...

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#optoutsideglacier Instameet, Lake McDonald, Black Friday 2015

Alex Neill sitting on a log at Lake McDonald near Apgar, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

Each year, Black Friday rolls around and we may spend time buying more things that we probably don’t need because they are on sale. This year, we decided to save money on Black Friday by not spending money on Black Friday and choosing instead to #optoutside with @rei. REI has challenged ...

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Hiking to Avalanche Lake in the Rain with Great Friends, October 2015

Montana Vacation Blog at Avalanche Lake on a rainy day in October 2015, Glacier National Park, Montana

When you find a group of people who will gladly put on all of their rain gear and join you on a hike to Avalanche Lake in the rain – you grab onto them as hiking buddies and never let go! When my friend Fran asked me to join her on a hike with a... Read More

Bowman Lake Photos, October 2015

Alex Neill standing along the shores of Bowman Lake on a beautiful fall day, Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

Bowman Lake in Glacier National Park is always so enjoyable — a beautiful mountain lake that you can drive to. I try to make it up to Bowman Lake a few times each summer. We went up once earlier in the summer and had a great time kayaking, so with the nice weather forecast on... Read More

Hiking Piegan Pass to Grinnell Lake to Many Glacier, September 2015

Alex Neill hiking to Piegan Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

Piegan Pass is an enjoyable, fairly easy hike from the Going-to-the-Sun road on the east side of Logan Pass beginning at Siyeh Bend. You have the choice of hiking up to the pass and dropping over all the way to Many Glacier, or just hiking up to the pass and back down to your vehicle.... Read More

A Day Hike on the 18-Mile Dawson-Pitamakan Pass in Glacier National Park

Alex Neill standing on the Pitamakan Overlook along the Dawson -Pitamakan Loop, Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

I have been wanting to do the Dawson-Pitamakan Pass Loop for a few years now. I had it planned for August 23rd of this year when friends were flying in from California. Unfortunately, the Thompson Fire shut down the trail at the end of August this year. The trail has reopened and we had this... ...

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Camping at Two Medicine, July 2015

Two Medicine sunrise over Pray Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2015

Two Medicine is one of my favorite campgrounds in Glacier National Park. I wrote about camping at Two Med last year, because we seemed to spend a lot of time over there. This year, we hadn’t made it to Two Medicine yet, so I was excited to go. Our kids have been spending a lot... Read More