Tag Archives: hiking

Web site offers good guide to climbing and hiking in the Whitefish Range

Rachel Potter passed along a link to a rather thorough write-up on the Whitefish Range or, rather, the entire mountain corridor, starting in Montana and running up into Canada. Lightly edited, here are her notes/comments: ‘This is a very interesting site.  Lots of hike descriptions in the Whitefish Range.  It’s a “peak bagger” site, but lots of walk-ups listed.  The intro to the range is okay, but not 100%accurate.’

Link: Whitefish Range(MT/BC) page at summitpost.org.

Four-day trip explores Glacier National Park

This item from the Daily Inter Lake looks pretty interesting . . .

Registration is open for “Discovery in the Crown of the Continent: A Glacier National Park Experience,” a four-day excursion Sept. 23-26.

Participants will be guided to remote locations within the park to study wildlife habitat, Native American history, climate change, forest fires and physical geography.

The excursion will be spent at two locations in Glacier National Park: the forests of the McDonald Valley and the North Fork of the Flathead River.

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An early season hike (almost) to Akokala Lake

Here’s more North Fork coverage from New West. This article by Maggie Neal Doherty concerns her early season hike to Akokala Lake . . .

After 23 miles of dusty potholed road and a stop off at the Polebridge Mercantile for a hot turkey sandwich to add to my lunch, I pulled my camera from my backpack to shoot the stunning expanse of Bowman Lake in the spring – lake blue and mountains draped in white.

The shot didn’t happen.

In my rush must-hike-because-the-sun-is-finally-shining moment, I forgot a few things for my hike to Akokala Lake in the North Fork region of Glacier National Park. My memory card was at home, left in my computer; and as I would come to learn five miles later, so were my much-needed snowshoes.

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