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

Your Guide to Child Backpack Carriers for Hiking

Alex Neill standing in front of Two Medicine Lake while hiking the North Shore to Twin Falls, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2015

I have used several kinds of baby carriers for carrying my kids around the mountains. From 11 days old until now (currently have a 3-year-old and 1-year-old), we have used several kinds of carriers and have so many reasons for why I love and why I dislike each carrier in different ways. Here I ...

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First Northwest Montana Snow 2014

Snowfall in the Flathead Valley, November 2014

There is something about the first snow that just puts a start on the winter season and makes me feel like the holidays have arrived.  This time of year is so special.  Picking out a Christmas tree, wrapping presents, and baking while listening to Christmas music.  It is truly the season of ...

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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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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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Hiking to Appistoki Falls at Two Medicine, Glacier National Park, Montana

Field of wildflowers at the Scenic Point parking lot to Appistoki Falls, Two Medicine, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

Appistoki Falls is a pretty waterfall located in the Two Medicine area of Glacier National Park.  This is an easy hike, taking you 0.6 miles one way through the woods to the falls, with an elevation gain of 175 feet.  If you are in the Two Medicine area, you should definitely do this hike ...

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Hiking Rocky Point Trail, Glacier National Park, Montana

Alex Neill at Rocky Point along the Rocky Point Nature Trail, Glacier National Park, Lake McDonald, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

The hike to Rocky Point on the west shore of Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park in Montana is an easy, pretty hike that gives you access to isolated beaches and rewards you with views of the lake, the town of Apgar and the surrounding mountains. To reach the trail head: Drive along Camas ...

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What to Pack while Hiking with Children

Baby at Iceberg Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog

Hiking with small children may sound like an unbearable task – one filled with tears (both yours and theirs), frustration, and lack of supplies. I am here to tell you that it is doable.  Our one-year-old hiked up to ten miles round-trip with us in Glacier National Park.  You just have to ...

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Glacier Guides and Montana Raft Company, West Glacier, Montana

Glacier Guides and Montana Raft Company, Rafting in West Glacier, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog

Glacier Guides and Montana Raft Company is a raft and guide company open May through September, located near West Glacier, Montana.   Glacier Guides was founded in 1983 to provide ecologically sensitive backcountry guiding and interpretation in Glacier National Park.  It was started by three ...

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My Review of the Deuter Kid Comfort 3: The Kid Carrier Backpack You Need!

Hidden Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

If you are bringing a small child on your trip to Montana, (or anywhere you plan on doing a lot of walking/hiking), I highly recommend buying the Deuter Kid Comfort III Kid Carrier backpack. Living in Montana, we have not found much of a need for a stroller.  At least, not since my first ...

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