• Chinese Wall, Bob Marshall Wilderness, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog
    Sun Canyon Lodge and Outfitting, Trip to the Chinese Wall in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, Montana

    A few weeks ago, I spent six days in the Bob Marshall Wilderness with Sun Canyon Lodge and ...

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  • Lake Five as seen from Lake Five Resort, northwest Montana, Montana Vacation Blog
    Lake Five Resort, Near Glacier National Park in Northwest Montana

    Lake Five is tucked away just off of US Highway 2 as you approach Glacier National Park driving ...

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  • Alex Neill at Mary Bay, Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
    Mary Bay: A Gorgeous Spot with Cell Service at Yellowstone Lake

    Mary Bay is a stunning, isolated beach facing west along Yellowstone Lake in Yellowstone ...

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  • Pray Lake, Two Medicine, Two Medicine Campground, Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2014
    Camping at the Two Medicine Campground, Glacier National Park, Montana

    Two Medicine is a spot in Glacier National Park that I think can get overlooked. I think that ...

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  • Bowman Lake at Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014
    Postcards {Photos} from Bowman Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

    It is no secret that I love Bowman Lake, tucked away in the northwest corner of Glacier ...

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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

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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Tips for Visiting Logan Pass and Glacier National Park in June or Early Summer

Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, June 2015 with snow, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2015

The entire Going to the Sun Road only opens for a few short months of the year, due to snow making Logan Pass impassable during the winter months. I usually don’t absolutely count on the road being open all of the way from West Glacier to St. Mary (which takes you over Logan Pass) ...

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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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