Glacier National Park

August 12-17, 2016 – Our preferred lodging in Glacier is Swiftcurrent Motor Lodge.  We were in the older motel area, which worked out fine for us – they have ceiling and box fans, enough space for our packs, and after a day of hiking our needs are minimal (mostly a bed and running water).  We…

Yellowstone National Park Hiking

July 23-27, 2016 – We’re fortunate to live a day’s drive from Yellowstone National Park.  We decided to take advantage of this fact, booked a room at the (new) Canyon lodging, and headed out.  Our preference is to try to find more out of the way hikes, or at the very least start hikes early enough…

Goodbye Glacier, Hello Yellowstone

September 7, 2011 – Our last day in Glacier National Park began with a breakfast of buffalo hash (delicious!), thick cut rye toast (nice and doughy), and French toast (almost like bread pudding – great) at Eddie’s Cafe.  They only had two servers, but at least they kept the coffee full while we waited.  🙂…

Back Over the Road and Through the Woods to Iceberg Lake we Go

September 6, 2011 – We hustled out in the morning to head back over Going to the Sun Road; although we enjoyed some great views of the sun’s first rays hitting the limestone peaks, our real destination was Iceberg Lake.  The trail had been opened at 2:15 yesterday, and we couldn’t let the opportunity to…

Birthday Horseback Riding and Hiking

September 5, 2011 – Birthday Monday dawned bright and clear – and warm, as it turns out.  We began the day with a nice breakfast – the same omelet as yesterday, plus a “Glacier omelet” with mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, black beans and cheddar cheese, along with some great Montana wheat toast and coffee.  Proper fortification…

Driving to (the very northern part of) Montana

September 3, 2011 – After a great night’s sleep and a good breakfast it’s time to hit the road.  We definitely recommend that Hampton Inn if you’re staying near the Salt Lake City (SLC) airport.  The scenery is changing as we head away from SLC, which happens to be under a smog warning even though…