Gavin PirrieExplorer

  • Climb Pollock Mountain and Bishop's Cap

    Starting at Logan Pass, drive 0.8 mi. east to Lunch Creek parking area. Parking during the summer at Glacier National Park is often difficult. Plan on arriving at the parking lot before 8 am to guarantee a parking spot. From Lunch Creek, follow th...

    8 miles 4300 ft gain

  • Hike to Bond Lake

    From Kalispell, head south towards Swan Lake along Highway 83 until a sign for Bond Creek Trailhead is located on the east side oft the road near mile marker 71. Turning onto Forest Service Road #680 and after 1.5 miles, turning on FS Road #9507, ...

    11.6 miles 2300 ft gain

  • Summit Mount Powell

    From Interstate 90, exit at Racetrack #195. Continue west for one mile and turn north at a T intersection. Follow the road for about 0.75 mi. to Quinlan Rd. and continue west with a dogleg south for 3.5 mi. Take a sharp right to the north east to ...

    11.6 miles 4730 ft gain

  • Hike to Garnet Mountain Lookout

    Starting in Bozeman, travel south of Gallatin Gateway about 5 miles on Hwy 191 and turn left on to Storm Castle Creek Road. Follow this road for about 3.5 miles until the road ends. At this point, there is a decent sized parking area. The trail is...

    7.7 miles 2800 ft gain

  • Hike to Kenelty Mountain Lookout

    Starting from Kalispell, take Hwy 2 west towards Libby. Follow the highway for 62.5 miles until mile marker 57 and turn right in 0.3 miles on to a cut across road for 0.3 miles. Take a left on to Road 763 and follow this road for 3.4 miles and tak...

    10.1 miles 3502 ft gain

  • Snowshoe the North Fork Area of the Flathead River

    Starting in Columbia Falls, MT, which is 17 miles from Kalispell, MT, locate North Fork Road off of Railroad Street. Follow North Fork Road about 17 miles. While along the Flathead River, there are many Forest Service roads that are accessible to ...

    1.5 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike to Sacajawea Peak, MT

    Gorgeous views of the Hyalite range to the south and an overview of the Bridger range as well. While this peak is a spectacular sight, the trail is used often by hikers as well as their dogs.From Bozeman, head north 16 miles towards Bridger Bowl S...

    5.5 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Bike Glacier's Going to the Sun Road

    Bike up the road towards Logan Pass. Make sure to stay alert for traffic coming up and down the road. Helmets and flashing red, rear lights are required when biking at night in Glacier National Park. A forward facing light is also recommended to s...

    16 miles 2460 ft gain

  • Summit Swan Peak

    This hike is about an hour drive south from Kalispell. Follow MT-83 S for about 47 mi. towards and past Swan Lake. Take a left on NF-554 and follow the road for 1.6 mi. and take a right on Squeezer Creek Rd. and follow the road for 4 mi. to a gate...

    18.49 miles 6180 ft gain

  • Backpack to Link Lake

    To reach the trailhead, travel west on US Hwy 93 for 17.9 mi. and then turn right onto Olney Crossover Rd. This road will continue for 8.8 mi. and then keep left onto NF-115 for 9.7 mi. and the destination will be on the right hand side. There is ...

    1.3 miles 600 ft gain

  • Backpack and Summit Trapper Peak

    From Darby, MT, follow MT 473 south for 4 miles to West Fork Bitterroot River Rd. A mile past the Job Corps, at milepost 7, turn right on FS 5634 (Baker Point Rd.). Follow this road 10 miles to the trailhead at about 7000 ft. The trail begins on a...

    8.75 miles 3327 ft gain

  • Summit Lake Mountain and Nasukoin Mountain

    To reach the trailhead, travel west on US Hwy 93 for 17.9 mi. and then turn right onto Olney Crossover Rd. This road will continue for 8.8 mi. and then keep left onto NF-115 for 9.7 mi. and the destination will be on the right hand side. There is ...

    12 miles 3500 ft gain

  • Summit Arrow Peak

    Starting in Livingston, MT, take Hwy 89 for 16 miles and take a left on Mill Creek Road. A junction with Road 540 will be reached. At this junction, continue on Mill Creek Road for another 8 miles until a large rock gully on the left is present an...

    2.4 miles 3600 ft gain

  • Hike Glacier View Mountain

    Driving north from Columbia Falls, MT for 20 miles, park after the junction of the Camas Road and the North Fork Road. This parking area is directly after the junction on the east side of the road and the trail begins on the west side of the road....

    5.04 miles 2880 ft gain

  • Summit Reynolds Mountain via the North Face Ascent Route

    Mt. Reynolds is a premier peak in Glacier National Park (GNP). The views from the beginning to the summit are incredible all the way around. Reynolds offers those who are starting to climb an introductory climb with little technicality and a rewar...

    7.9 miles 2500 ft gain

  • Hike Demer's Ridge

    This trail is a point to point, so two cars are necessary. The ending point is where Camas Rd intersects the North Fork Road at the Blankenship Bridge. The starting point for the hike is at Demer's Pit. Driving 22 miles from Columbia Falls, MT, ma...

    7.47 miles 3420 ft gain

  • Climb Holland Peak

    About 2 mi. south of Condon, MT, take Rumble Creek Road east to Cooney Lookout and park at the trailhead at 4550 ft. Follow the trail for about 1 mi. and after about 100 yards after the third bridge, look for a well worn trail heading up the hill ...

    11 miles 5200 ft gain

  • Snowshoe/Ski Lower Mt. Ellis

    7.2 miles 2200 ft gain

  • Capture the Northern Lights in Glacier National Park

    Capturing the Northern Lights can be tricky for the inexperienced, but a few tips can make the experience enjoyable and worthwhile for everyone.  find the right time The Northern Lights can be forecasted at this link. Make sure that the clouds are...