Archive for August, 2005

Gunsight Pass

Saturday, August 27th, 2005

Another one of Glacier’s classic trails. It begins at the Gunsight Lake trailhead, through the valley to Gunsight Lake, up Gunsight Pass, down to Lake Ellen Wilson, then back up Lincoln Pass to the Sperry Chalet, and down to Lake McDonald.

Full moon ride, and a bear jam

Friday, August 19th, 2005

Here are two miscellaneous shots from a couple recent events in the park.

It is a favorite pastime of employees around the park to ride their bikes down from Logan Pass under the full moon. I missed this opportunity last year, due to some flat tires at the beginning of the ride, so I couldn’t […]

Lake Frances

Tuesday, August 16th, 2005

Day one of a trip to Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada. This day involved a boat trip back into Glacier’s Goat Haunt ranger station, at the southern shores of Waterton Lake, and a hike Lake Frances in the northern part of Glacier.

Akamina Ridge

Monday, August 15th, 2005

The second day of a trip to Canada. This is a hike beginning in Waterton Lakes N.P. in Alberta, but it’s mostly within Akamina Provincial Park in British Columbia.

Mt. Cleveland

Friday, August 5th, 2005

Mt. Cleveland, at 10,466 feet, is the highest peak in Glacier. I hadn’t given a lot of thought to climbing it until some coworkers said they had asked off to do it one week, so I arranged my schedule accordingly. It was definitely one of the more memorable hikes, for better or worse (read on for the full story). It’s a long hike, and we got back kind of late, but it was well worth it.