Backpacking Glacier Nat'l Park | A 6 Day Trip July 2018

This is a 6 day backpacking trip in the upper northwest corner of Glacier National Park starting at Lower Kintla Lake, traversing Boulder Pass to Lake Francis and ending at Bowman Lake. We experience a wide range of weather activity from rain and SNOW during the first half of our trip to hot, humid summer conditions on the second half of the trip. Also, a number of obstacles in our path including downed trees on the trail and snow fields. Will the rain and snow effect our plans/itinerary? Watch to find out…

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  1. David Powell on May 3, 2021 at 12:43 am

    Just a hint from someone who lived right by Glacier for a year. Go as early in the year as you can….as soon as the GTTS road is open. The rivers are raging, the snowy hills are amazing and it is just way more "wild", less crowded etc. This is especially true if you are a bicyclist. I did a lot of hiking including pretty much all of these spots and you can do a lot in day hikes if backpacking isn’t your thing. Cheers.

  2. Neil Salmon on May 3, 2021 at 12:46 am

    Have you thought about hat with mosquito netting like they use in Alaska ? No doubt , you have the most adventurous and beautiful scenic videos to watch out there .

  3. Randall Baker on May 3, 2021 at 12:47 am

    Been to glacier a bunch of times,and everytime is just like the can never get use to all that beauty. Going to road trip there this September,then down to Yellow stone,,from there over to the salt flats to enjoy speed week

  4. Andrew Testin on May 3, 2021 at 12:48 am

    Hello again awesome cant you add the and carry plastic daisy to your trekking poles so they don’t sink into the snow? Cheers AT

  5. Peter Disbury on May 3, 2021 at 12:50 am

    Hiked that same trail last year with a friend from MIchigan, both of us worked in the Park for one of the Concessionaires. Love that lake, we too came across bear activity except ours was a huge footprint and bear scat….but no bear. We hiked to the middle of the bend then it started to pour rain and the sky went dark with thunderclouds so we turned back.

  6. Marcia kipp on May 3, 2021 at 12:50 am

    Take a handheld fan! Helps a lot in swooshing the mosquitoes away . Even a large evergreen piece works! 😉

  7. Marcia kipp on May 3, 2021 at 12:51 am

    I was hoping you would pray, and you did! Thank you Heavenly Father! ……..

  8. Randy Warnock on May 3, 2021 at 12:52 am

    Wherever there are yellow glacier lilies the area was covered in snow two weeks before.

  9. Tracy Stephensen on May 3, 2021 at 12:52 am

    I’ve been thinking about taking the train from Portland to Glacier. Thanks for the ideas of where to go!

  10. Matthew Zajicek on May 3, 2021 at 12:53 am

    What dates were you at the park? I’m planning a trip for the last week of June and am trying to gauge the amount of snow there will be.

  11. Dorcas powell Powell on May 3, 2021 at 12:57 am

    This is my 3rd time watching this video.

  12. Sin D on May 3, 2021 at 12:59 am

    Joey and his "flossers"..LOL, I love my flossers.

  13. Wanderlust & Frost on May 3, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Great video! Thank you, I loved it 🙂 subscribed!

  14. Outdoor Outpost on May 3, 2021 at 1:02 am

    Your man would get folded like a lawn chair if a grizzly attacked and have you for a snack. 😆 Great Video !! Beautiful trip !!

  15. mrwascally t on May 3, 2021 at 1:04 am

    floridians know a little about mosquitos . two words – head net something you said near the end reminded me of a saying that i can’t remember who originally said it but sounds like something anyone who loves the outdoors might say – when we’re home we think of adventure and when we’re on a adventure we think of home . kudos to both of you for sharing yours

  16. John Baldo on May 3, 2021 at 1:05 am

    How were the mosquitos?

  17. Gary Colvard on May 3, 2021 at 1:06 am

    Joey looks like the guy from My Own Frontier vídeos from 2016

  18. Luey on May 3, 2021 at 1:06 am

    I’m glad you got to experience life on the trail for a week straight.
    It brought back a lot of treasured memories for me, as I’ve long distance hiked through Glacier a couple of times.
    ❤ ✌ 👣
    The struggles are real and one is always in some form of discomfort, but the epic rewards are worth it.
    -Stay adventurous & positive.

  19. Marcia kipp on May 3, 2021 at 1:08 am

    Cat, this is a serious suggestion! Purchace some winter hiking boots from the country of Romania!!! I had a pair yrs. ago and even in deep wet snow, they stayed dry and the cold did not go through the boot! After hours of walking in them. My feet did not get cold nor wet ! Love to you…….

  20. Randy Warnock on May 3, 2021 at 1:10 am

    I usually take a ultralight tarp if there any chance of rain. That way you can keep a fire going and wait out the rain in relative comfort. I have been backpacking for over 50 years.

  21. Michael Weibel on May 3, 2021 at 1:12 am


  22. Chad Sanborn on May 3, 2021 at 1:12 am

    I was there June 1 2018. We just missed each other!

  23. Greg Kick on May 3, 2021 at 1:12 am

    What tent did you use

  24. kelly Johnson on May 3, 2021 at 1:13 am

    Glacier is stunningly beautiful but when we were there in July it rained and even snowed. Kudos to you for braving the weather and the obstacle courses

  25. Bob Parsons on May 3, 2021 at 1:13 am

    Wow..2 Joey videos in one evenin !!
    Bob Alberta.

  26. Ginger Bread on May 3, 2021 at 1:14 am

    Thank you.

  27. K Fuller on May 3, 2021 at 1:14 am

    Too bad the park is closed from covid19. I would love to be there right now. April is prob way too early for those passes tho

  28. Mel TC on May 3, 2021 at 1:15 am

    How long is Joey going to pick at his teeth😂

  29. Tony Caine on May 3, 2021 at 1:19 am

    Awesome video…..what video cameras were you and Joey using?

  30. Peter Disbury on May 3, 2021 at 1:19 am

    Yeah the bad thing about hiking in spring is you have to deal with fallen trees, washed out bridges, deep creeks, bears, bugs, weather constantly changing on you, bears and more bears. We had a cinnamon black bear wade out of the bushes while descending a trail near Iceberg lake and took us both by surprise. Luckily I had my hand on the bear spray and cocked and ready.

  31. Dr. Nina M Goglucci on May 3, 2021 at 1:20 am

    Pretty scary heights. You are very brave.

  32. redcinos on May 3, 2021 at 1:27 am

    We truly have an amazing world

  33. Kevin Roberts on May 3, 2021 at 1:27 am

    Catherine is that the led singer from Collective Soul ? Haha, I so enjoy your travels, so much so, that your starting to piss me off just a wee bit….

  34. Andrew Testin on May 3, 2021 at 1:28 am

    Hello I don’t hear you two making noise? No Bells or anything?

  35. sherri weber on May 3, 2021 at 1:28 am

    This was a great video softy it rained and snowed and sleeted. It looks like fun to do. Glad you had guide with you to hike with. Glad you made it back down safely. Mosquito bites and all. I hope you enjoyed the hike up and the hike back.
    Can’t wait til I see the next adventure.
    See you soon! Stay safe and safe travels.

  36. Mark T on May 3, 2021 at 1:30 am

    You had a good grasp on the situation and that’s what’s important. Take care. ✅

  37. ram bud on May 3, 2021 at 1:30 am

    U guys are awesome

  38. speshul on May 3, 2021 at 1:30 am

    Catherine, I didn’t realize how late it is , I will try to gjnd it tomorrow.
    Love your stuff, and you, no, not that way, just I love your presentations.
    My biggest and my wife worry is stalkers.
    I watch this pretty Swedish woman trucker, to see what’s it looks like where my relatives came ftom.
    No word for a month.
    So I worry about you. I live in the woods, and understand nuts.
    Been shot at, horses poison.
    You are on your own.
    Sleep with bear spray .
    To many weirdos in this world.
    And you are just naturally beautiful.
    Please watch out for yourself

  39. Randy Warnock on May 3, 2021 at 1:31 am

    Usually when the subalpine meadows are full of wildflowers the skeeters are plentiful.

  40. Troy Curtis on May 3, 2021 at 1:33 am

    I find it odd that any one not like your vids

  41. Roberta Lynch on May 3, 2021 at 1:33 am

    Thank you. Glacier is beautiful!

  42. Randy Warnock on May 3, 2021 at 1:36 am

    With that much snow I would recommend at least an ice axe and maybe even crampons. Plus know how to use them.

  43. bquade70 on May 3, 2021 at 1:37 am

    Hit up lake Havasu-
    I’m in lake Havasu.. lol

  44. Kerry Williams on May 3, 2021 at 1:37 am

    Catherine you are so lucky pretty lady. Another beautiful video.

  45. David Skaggs on May 3, 2021 at 1:37 am

    Wow, I wanted to go to glacier national park before I saw this video but now I’m definitely going next year🏍️🏕️

  46. Laura Sperry on May 3, 2021 at 1:37 am

    Wow, you did so good climbing all those downed trees! Not too mention the river and bridge crossings! Good job

  47. Black Rhino adventure on May 3, 2021 at 1:38 am

    Awesome video. What month this video was film. We thinking of going middle of June this year just afraid that it’s too still too cold. I admired you 12 miles of hike too much for me .

  48. Daniel Bernatowicz on May 3, 2021 at 1:38 am

    What time of year is best to hike/camp at Glacier National Park?


  49. Jilly Elston on May 3, 2021 at 1:38 am

    Another awesome video Catherine, even with the bad weather the mountain scenery was epic!! Don’t know if you can get Avon products in America, but please try Avon original Skin so Soft spray. It’s a normal skin spray but is excellent at getting rid of mosquitos. Friends used it on an Amazon trip, family have used it in Scotland, where at times mosquitos are a real bummer. We live by the sea here in the UK, and when we’re outside till late on summer evenings, we use this, and not one person I know has been troubled by mosquito bites. Anyway! Loving your work, will look out for more vids from you! Thank you for all you do! xx

  50. Gerardo Godoy on May 3, 2021 at 1:40 am


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