Glacier National Park | Logan Pass & Hidden Lake Trail

TRIP DETAILS  LENGTH 4-5 mi DIFFICULTY Easy to overlook without snow, but extremely steep down to the lake.  Moderate to Difficult with snow. DATE  July 2, 2017 MAIN FEATURES  Panoramic views across mountains, glacial lakes and snow fields, mountain goats. One of the benefits of adventuring with Scouts is that the Senior Patrol Leader and ASPL decide each night what time … Continue reading Glacier National Park | Logan Pass & Hidden Lake Trail

Glacier National Park | Scenic Point

TRIP DETAILS  LENGTH 7.9 mi (longer if you start at the visitor center) DIFFICULTY Moderate to Difficult DATE  July 1, 2017 MAIN FEATURES  Beargrass, wide mountain views, Hoary Marmot and Sheep My day started at 5am.  Made a pot of coffee and relaxed on the Brownie's Hostel porch with a mountain view for a good hour or so.  Today's … Continue reading Glacier National Park | Scenic Point

Isle Royale Part 3: Prepping and Packing!

Here's the 3rd installment of our backpacking trip to Isle Royale National Park!  This post will focus a little more on planning and packing for our backpacking adventure! Know your facts about where you can and can't stay: Group camping:  Like most NPS Backpacking sites, there are regulations on how many people can stay in a … Continue reading Isle Royale Part 3: Prepping and Packing!

Isle Royale Part 2: Training Hikes

As promised, here is the follow up post to Part 1 with a few helpful tips on how we prepared physically for our trip! Our training locations were based the following: Sturdy trail, able to withstand a large group hiking on it Nearby for easy access Accessible to all levels since we would be focusing on distance and … Continue reading Isle Royale Part 2: Training Hikes

Backpacking in Isle Royale National Park: Part 1

I’m pretty stoked to finally get to share about our backpacking trip last year to Isle Royale National Park! There a ton of resources out there to help you plan your trip, but my perspective is of a thrifty Scout Leader that went with a large group of youth backpacking for a week. The trip went … Continue reading Backpacking in Isle Royale National Park: Part 1

Kayak Camping on the St Croix National Scenic Riverway

TRIP DETAILS LENGTH 26.6 milesDIFFICULTY easy until Stillwater, motorized boatsDATE  September 18-19, 2016MAIN FEATURES  St Croix National Scenic Waterway, Interstate Park, Osceola Landing, William O'Brien State Park Took my first overnight kayaking trip down the Lower St Croix River this weekend and camped one night in the National Park sites. We have small recreational kayaks, so those lightweight backpacking skills … Continue reading Kayak Camping on the St Croix National Scenic Riverway