Montana 2015-2016

I served two seasons with Montana State Parks AmeriCorps from 2015-16 in northwestern Montana.

Essentials for being in Montana 

    Ten Steps to Hiking in Grizzly Country
    Backpacking… for Science!
    The Thing About Montana

Glacier National Park

     Snyder Lake
     Avalanche Lake
     Mount Brown Lookout
     Huckleberry Lookout
     Highline Trail- from the Loop to Logan Pass
     The Most Beautiful Place- Poia Lake and Red Gap Pass, start of the Reynolds Fire
     Would you camp here?- out and back to Lake Ellen Wilson
     My first grizzly- on the Highline Trail from Logan Pass
     Swiftcurrent Lookout- mountain goat survey for Glacier's Citizen Science Program
     Sperry Glacier
     Harrison Lake- solo overnight, swimming moose
     Kintla to Bowman, Part 1- backpacking near beautiful (if smoky) lakes
     Kintla to Bowman, Part 2- close encounter with grizzly bears
     Grinnell Glacier- see the glaciers before they melt on this popular trail
     Gunsight Pass- classic overnight backpacking trip in Glacier
     Park Creek in Glacier- fall color in a quiet area of the park
     Snyder Lake- early season with Jan
     Rainy Day in Glacier- quiet along the Avalanche Trail
     Snyder Ridge Jungle Gym- unmaintained trail with few views, but at least no crowds
     Quartz Loop- overnight backpacking doing loon surveys
     Overnight at Elizabeth Lake- loon and mountain goat surveys from the Belly River
     CDT: Oldman Lake- along the Continental Divide Trail with Pathfinder
     CDT: Pitamakin and Triple Divide Pass- with Pathfinder
     Rainy Harrison Lake- an overnight on the quiet side of Glacier

Jewel Basin and the Swan Range

     Finding balance in the Jewel- Camp Misery to Birch Lake
     Solo in the Jewel- dayhiking in the snow
     Around Twin Lakes in the Jewel
     First Solo Overnight in Montana- Crater Notch Trail to In-Thlam-Keh Lake
     Second Solo- Crater Notch Trail to Alpine Lake and Big Hawk Lake
     Dayhike to Wildcat Lake- Strawberry Lake trailhead to Wildcat Lake
     Confessions of an Introvert- Columbia Mountain to Lamoose Lake
     Major Shakedown Hike- somewhere in the Swan
     Early season in the Swan- Wolf Creek
     Broken Leg Anniversary- celebrating 2 years since my stress fracture with an overnight
     The thing about Montana- overnight up the Bond Creek Trail to Crevice Lake
     View of the Swan- reflections about my two years hiking in the Swan

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