Spring Hiking in the Park

Glacier National Park offers some beautiful hiking opportunities. Spring has it’s own charm, vibrant colors, glistening snow melting and active wildlife. Although the Going-to-the-Sun road is currently only open to Lake McDonald Lodge, there are still trails that are open, a little snowy, but open.

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Expiration Dates for Bear Spray

Where do I find the expiration date on my bear spray canister? This is a very common question and a very good one. If you turn the canister so you are looking at the back, there is a diagram of proper usage and the expiration date is stamped perpendicular to the diagram. The product should be used […]

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Fisherman and wife halts and sprays griz — and it works.

Background: Fly rod in hand, John Vanden Bos was 45 minutes into a hike with his wife Lisa October 22, 2016 descending toward the Lamar River, Wyoming in steep, thick terrain when the brown blur came at him. It was a grizzly bear, unable to hear his approach, in the water munching on the remains of […]

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LUCKY TO BE ALIVE

After 2 gruelling hikes on Thursday and Friday, Julie and I decided to do something a little more mellow on Saturday. She has never seen Violet Springs or Sulphur Mountain, so we headed towards Hayden Valley early Saturday a.m. The day was sunny and warm when we hit the Valley. I stopped at the turnout […]

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