Monday, July 23, 2012

Jake Bramante Offers Favorite Glacier Park Hikes in Backpacker Magazine

Ultra-hiker Jake Bramante, who last year became the first person to hike every trail within Glacier National Park in one year, recently offered Backpacker Magazine some of his favorite hikes within the park. In the June issue of the magazine, Backpacker asked rangers, guidebook writers, outfitters, and ultra-hikers for their favorite routes within some of the best hiking destinations in the Lower 48. For each location they provide a favorite day hike, a weekend backpacking trip, and an epic week-long trek.

Jake's favorite day hike in Glacier is the Pitamakan Pass / Dawson Pass loop hike in the Two Medicine area.

His weekend loop travels over Redgap Pass and through Ptarmigan Tunnel.

His week-long recommendation is a 51-mile odyssey that he calls the Northern Circle, which includes Stoney Indian Pass, the Mokowanis Valley, Fifty Mountain and Swiftcurrent Pass.

You can read his descriptions for each of these hikes by clicking here.

The feature article also includes hiking recommendations for Yellowstone Park, as well as a few others locales you may have heard of at some point.

Glacier National Park Hiking

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