• 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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  • 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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  • Whitefish Mountain Resort reflecting into Whitefish Lake in December, 2014, Whitefish, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2014
    How to Enjoy Whitefish Lake in the Winter, Whitefish, Montana

    Whitefish Lake in northwest Montana is a completely different sight in the winter than in the ...

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  • Exploring the Ross Creek Cedars, Libby, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015
    Exploring the Ross Creek Cedars, Bull Lake, and Kootenai Falls, Libby, Montana

    The Ross Creek Cedars are a gem of western red cedars found not far from the small town of ...

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  • Alex Neill sitting on a log at Lake McDonald near Apgar, Montana Vacation Blog 2015
    #optoutsideglacier Instameet, Lake McDonald, Black Friday 2015

    Each year, Black Friday rolls around and we may spend time buying more things that we probably ...

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Fall in Love with Fall in Montana

Autumn at Whitefish Lake, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

I have written this same thing many times … Every time that autumn arrives in Montana, I fall in love with fall in Montana all over again. The colors are absolutely spectacular as the Western Larch changes color before it loses its needles in November, just in time for winter.  This ...

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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

Hiking to Apikuni Falls, Many Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana

Apikuni Falls, Many Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

Hiking to Apikuni Falls near Many Glacier in Glacier National Park is a quick hike to get your heart pumping. While this hike is only 1 mile each way, the trail takes you uphill most of the time, with an elevation gain of about 700 feet.  As we began our hike to this stunning waterfall,... Read More

The perfect picnic spot: Paradise Point, Two Medicine Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

Neill family at Paradise Point, Two Medicine Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

Paradise Point is a pretty point on the shores of Two Medicine Lake in Glacier National Park, Montana.  This beautiful beach area is a great spot to have a picnic. To get here:  Leave from the South Shore Trailhead near the boat dock on Two Medicine Lake.  The hike will take you uphill, and ...

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Hiking to Rockwell Falls, Two Medicine, Glacier Park, Montana

Rockwell Falls, Two Medicine, Glacier Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

Rockwell Falls is a very pleasant, easy hike in the Two Medicine area of Glacier National Park in Montana.  The hike is 7 miles round trip, and has an elevation gain of 375 feet. The hike starts by the boat dock on Two Medicine Lake, at the South Shore Trailhead.  The trail begins by taking... ...

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Alpine Horn at Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park, Montana

Paul Watson playing the Alpenhorn (alpine horn) at Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

We were lucky to catch Paul Watson playing his alpine horn on the beach at Apgar at Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park.  Taken by surprise, we went down to the beach to enjoy the alpenglow and he happened to be on the beach playing this beautiful instrument. Have you heard an alpine horn ...

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

Chinese Wall, Bob Marshall Wilderness, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog

A few weeks ago, I spent six days in the Bob Marshall Wilderness with Sun Canyon Lodge and Outfitting. Sun Canyon Lodge is located just west of Augusta, MT, on the eastern edge of the Bob Marshall Wilderness near the Gibson Reservoir. Sun Canyon Lodge and Outfitting is owned and operated by ...

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Two Medicine Lake Boat Tour on the Sinopah at Two Medicine, Glacier National Park, Montana

Two Medicine Boat Tour, Sinopah boat, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog

Glacier National Park offers boat tours at several locations with the Glacier Park Boat Company.  The boat tour at Two Medicine takes you across Two Medicine Lake on the Sinopah boat, with stunning views of Sinopah Mountain and the incredible Two Medicine Valley. I love the boat tours in ...

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Hiking to Upper Two Medicine Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

Upper Two Medicine Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

The hike to Upper Two Medicine Lake in Glacier National Park in Montana is an easy, beautiful hike to take. If you want to see a mountain lake in the Two Medicine Valley, this is your hike.  This hike is located in the Two Medicine Valley, and is 5 miles one way, if you don’t... Read More