• 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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  • Hiking to Avalanche Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2014
    2014 Photos from Avalanche Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

    Avalanche Lake has always been my go-to hike in Glacier National Park.  An easy and quick day ...

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  • Neill family in the Many Glacier Valley, Glacier National Park, Montana, Overlooking Mount Grinnell behind the Many Glacier Hotel, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015
    Things to do in Many Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana

    Glacier National Park has so many amazing things to offer! Each area offers unique things, and ...

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  • Driving Highway 49 between East Glacier and St. Mary in Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014
    Driving Highway 49 and Highway 89 from East Glacier to St. Mary, Glacier National Park, Montana

    Much of the eastern side of Glacier National Park is easily missed by visitors to Montana. Most ...

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  • Alex Neill hiking to Piegan Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015
    Hiking Piegan Pass to Grinnell Lake to Many Glacier, September 2015

    Piegan Pass is an enjoyable, fairly easy hike from the Going-to-the-Sun road on the east side ...

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Hiking to Bullhead Lake, Many Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana

Bullhead Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2015

Beautiful Bullhead Lake is a stunning hike that takes you through the Swiftcurrent Valley near Many Glacier in Glacier National Park. This is a great hike for families looking to do something a bit longer than a lot of the other hikes around here. I found this hike to be quite enjoyable.  ...

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Things to do in Many Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana

Neill family in the Many Glacier Valley, Glacier National Park, Montana, Overlooking Mount Grinnell behind the Many Glacier Hotel, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

Glacier National Park has so many amazing things to offer! Each area offers unique things, and Many Glacier is no exception. Here is a list of some ideas for planning your trip to the Many Glacier Valley!   1. Go for a hike. If you came to Glacier National Park to hike, Many Glacier is... ...

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Camping at the Many Glacier Campground, Glacier National Park, Montana

Camping at the Many Glacier Campground with Grinnell Point in the background, Many Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2015

I have always said Many Glacier is a special place. The campground here is one of the wonderful things about the Many Glacier Valley. The Many Glacier campground has become my favorite campground in Glacier National Park (that and Two Medicine, which I love for slightly different reasons). We ...

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Postcards from the Going-to-the-Sun Road 2015

The Going-to-the-Sun Road as seen from the west side, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2015

I never tire of photographs of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park. This year, the road opened incredibly early (it was a low snow year, so the road was clear of snow earlier than usual) and opened on June 19, 2015! Here are some photos of the Going-to-the-Sun Road so far this ...

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Updated Info 2015 for hiking to St. Mary Falls and Virginia Falls, Glacier National Park

Neill family at St. Mary Falls 2015

I have written about the wonderful family hike to St. Mary Falls and Virginia Falls on my blog before. But here is some updated information about the hike since they changed the parking situation in 2015. Glacier National Park is now encouraging more people to use the free shuttle service. The ...

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Glacier National Park #instameets and Photo Walks with Rangers 2015

Red buses for the Red Bus Tours in Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2015

Glacier National Park is offering a few new things in June 2015. ...

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Avalanche Lake Trail Spring 2015, Glacier National Park

Avalanche Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2015

Anyone who follows my website knows that I have written about the Avalanche Lake Trail a few times. It is one of the first trails to open in the spring, as the Going-to-the-Sun Road opens to Avalanche Lake Campground before it opens to Logan Pass or in its entirety later in the season. You ...

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Driving Highway 49 and Highway 89 from East Glacier to St. Mary, Glacier National Park, Montana

Driving Highway 49 between East Glacier and St. Mary in Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

Much of the eastern side of Glacier National Park is easily missed by visitors to Montana. Most people fly into Kalispell, head to the west side of Glacier Park, and then drive the Going-to-the-Sun Road, at least to Logan Pass. There is so much to be seen on the eastern side, and Highway 49 ...

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2014 Photos from Avalanche Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

Hiking to Avalanche Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2014

Avalanche Lake has always been my go-to hike in Glacier National Park.  An easy and quick day hike that is accessible from the west side of the park, this is a popular hike that I have written about before. (Read about the hike to Avalanche Lake here.)  We hiked it again in the early fall... ...

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Montana Vacation Blog’s Favorite Photos and Memories From 2014

Neill family at the Aster Park Overlook overlooking Two Medicine Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

2014 has been a great year!  We gave birth to our second daughter in July, and still managed to hike all summer bringing our girls along for the ride.  Here are a few of my favorite photos from 2014, and we look forward to 2015 and everything it holds!        

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