Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks: A Guide to the Parks' Greatest Hiking Adventures

Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks: A Guide to the Parks' Greatest Hiking Adventures

by Erik Molvar

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Overview

Discover the wonder of these two spectacular parks as Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks leads you along 850 miles of trail - from short nature hikes to backcountry treks. Veteran hiker Erik Molvar provides all the information you need to get the most out of hiking this International Peace Park with its glistening glaciers, scenic lookouts, peaceful lakes, and remote wilderness.Look inside to find: Hikes suited to every abilityMile-by-mile directional cuesElevation profilesGPS coordinates for all trailheads and backcountry campsites An index of hikes by category— from easy day hikes to hikes to waterfallsInvaluable trip-planning information, including local lodging and campgroundsFull-color photos throughoutFull-color GPS-compatible maps of each trail

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493031481
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 06/01/2018
Series: Regional Hiking Series
Edition description: 5th Edition
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 605,081
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Veteran author and backcountry explorer Erik Molvar discovered backpacking while working on a volunteer trails crew in the North Cascades of Washington. He is the author of more than a dozen FalconGuides for such places as Glacier National Park, the Bob Marshall Wilderness, Olympic National Park, Zion and Bryce Canyon National Park, as well as Colorado's Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Meet Your Guides x

Trail Finder xi

Before You Hit the Trail xiv

Natural History xiv

Using This Guide xviii

Planning Your Trip xix

How to Use the Maps xx

Crossing the International Border xx

Waterton Park Inns and Resorts "Hiking Challenge" xx

Park Shuttle xxi

A Few Words of Caution xxi

Short Strolls and Nature Walks xxiii

Glacier National Park xxiii

Waterton Lakes National Park xxx

Map Legend xxxii

The Hikes

The North Fork 1

1 Boulder Pass 3

2 Bowman Lake-Brown Pass 10

3 Akokala Lake 12

4 Numa Ridge Lookout 15

5 Quartz Lakes Loop 17

6 Logging Lake 20

Connecting Hikes 22

The Lake McDonald Area 23

7 Trout Lake 24

8 Huckleberry Mountain Lookout 29

9 Apgar Lookout 31

10 Lake McDonald 34

11 Lincoln Lake 37

12 Fish Lake 40

13 Mount Brown Lookout 42

14 Snyder Lakes 44

15 Avalanche Lake 46

Additional Hikes 47

The Highline and Waterton Valley 50

16 Hidden Lake 51

17 The Garden Wall 54

18 Northern Highline 58

19 Waterton Valley 61

Connecting Hikes 63

The Southern Sector 66

20 Harrison Lake 68

21 Loneman Lookout 71

22 Nyack-Coal Creek Loop 73

23 Lake Isabel 78

24 Scalplock Lookout 82

25 Firebrand Pass-Ole Lake 84

Additional Hikes 85

Two Medicine 88

26 Scenic Point 90

27 Cobalt Lake-Two Medicine Pass 93

28 Upper Two Medicine Lake 96

29 Dawson-Pitamakan 98

30 Cut Bank Creek 102

31 Medicine Grizzly Lake-Triple Divide Pass 106

Connecting Hikes 109

The St. Mary Valley 110

32 Red Eagle Lake 112

33 Otokomi Lake 116

34 St. Mary and Virginia Falls 117

35 St. Mary Lake 119

36 Gunsight Pass 123

37 Piegan Pass 129

38 Siyeh Pass 132

Connecting Hikes 134

Many Glacier 135

39 Cracker Lake 136

40 The Grinnell Complex 139

41 Swiftcurrent Pass 144

42 Iceberg Lake 147

43 Ptarmigan Tunnel 150

44 Poia Lake-Redgap Pass 154

Additional Hikes 156

The Belly River Country 157

45 Belly River Trail 158

46 Mokowanis River-Stoney Indian Pass 163

47 Slide Lake-Gable Pass 167

48 Lee Ridge 171

Connecting Hikes 173

Waterton Lakes National Park 174

49 Carthew-Alderson Trail 176

50 Bertha Lake 181

51 Crypt Lake 184

52 Vimy Peak 187

53 Lineham Falls 190

54 Rowe Lakes 193

55 The Tamarack Trail 196

56 Blakiston Valley 200

57 The Snowshoo Trail-Twin Lakes 204

58 Lost Lake-Avion Ridge 207

59 Goat Lake 211

60 The Oil Basin 214

Additional Hikes 216

Extended Trips 217

Continental Divide National Scenic Trail 217

The Great Northern Traverse 218

The Highline Trail 219

The North Circle 219

Appendix A Further Reading 221

Appendix B For More Information 222

Appendix C Fishing Opportunities 223

Appendix D Backcountry Campground Table and Gps Coordinates 225

Hike Index 230

About The Glacier Association 232

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