• Black Bear, in northwest Montana, May 2015, Montana Vacation Blog 2015
    Beautiful Black Bear Photos, Northwest Montana, May 2015

    Bears come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. A black bear is not necessarily the color black. ...

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

    I never tire of photographs of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park. This year, ...

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

    I have always said Many Glacier is a special place. The campground here is one of the wonderful ...

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  • Alex Neill and Montana Vacation Blog touring Flathead Lake with Explore Flathead Lake, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015
    Touring Flathead Lake and Wildhorse Island with Explore Flathead Lake

    The owner of Explore Flathead Lake, Dalon, was nice enough to take me on a tour of Flathead ...

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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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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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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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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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Running Eagle Falls, Glacier National Park, Montana

The Neills at Running Eagle Falls, Glacier National Park,

Running Eagle Falls is a waterfall that everyone should see while visiting Glacier National Park.  This is because it is so easily accessible — a 0.3 mile walk on a flat, wide, wheelchair-accessible path makes this a great waterfall for any park visitor. While the hike itself is easy, the ...

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Things To Do Outdoors in Northwest Montana in the Winter

Walking in a Winter Wonderland, Whitefish, Montana, Cross Country Skiing, Montana Vacation Blog 2014

The winter may not seem like the ideal time to visit Montana, thanks to the large amount of snow and cold weather.  I start to go stir crazy if I am indoors in the winter, something that happens more frequently now that I have small children.  But there are plenty of things to do outdoors... ...

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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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Hiking to Aster Park Overlook, Two Medicine, Glacier National Park

Alex Neill and baby at the Aster Park Overlook, Two Medicine, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

Aster Park Overlook is a scenic overlook that can be reached by hiking from the Two Medicine parking lot in Glacier National Park. This is a 1.9 mile hike one way, with a 700 foot elevation gain. You will begin at the South Shore Trailhead which can be found behind the boat tour building.  ...

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A great place to see Moose: Fishercap Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

Fishercap Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

Fishercap Lake in Glacier National Park is a serene lake located in the Many Glacier area in Montana. Most people probably visit Fishercap Lake on their way to Red Rock Falls. While it is not visible from the trail to Red Rock Falls, it is a gorgeous lake that you do not want to miss!... Read More