Glacier National Park in Montana
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We just had such a great time on our trip that we wanted to share the experience with other nature lovers looking to visit the park.
Being a somewhat obsessive/compulsive group we actually started planning our trip to Glacier in November of 1998. That meant waiting 10 whole months until our planned travel date of September 2, 1999! But we spent our time wisely -- surfing the net for prospective lodging, checking out information on trails and activities in Glacier, trying to find a reasonable airfare, and reading up on how to avoid being eaten by a Grizzly!
Right off the bat we found a cute little log cabin owned by a cattle rancher situated about 7 miles from the west entrance to the park. It was small but offered that Montana atmosphere and hint of seclusion (and a hot tub!) that we were looking for. You can check it out for yourself. Moccasin Lodge (The link to this site does not always seem to want to work, so it may be hit or miss.) At the bottom of this page you will find some additional lodging links that we utilized in our planning process.
While we packed enough to be prepared for an expedition up Mount Everest, there were just some things we couldn't fit in the suitcase. But they deserve a little "air time" too.
Despite her devil may care appearance,
Callie really missed her mama!
Lucy really wanted to go and play with
the bears, but she's too sweet to be eaten!
Lilly wanted to go so badly she tried
to stow away in the suitcase!
Now on to a Day by Day account of our trip, complete with pictures!
Lodging links we found helpful
Other useful general park links
Apgar Village Lodge
Glacier Park, Inc
Granite Park Chalet
More lodging and general info.
The official Park Page We found this site to be very helpful and a great source of color photos of the park!
The Gorp Page Another helpful site. Good information on hiking trails.
www.glacier.national-park.com Their Chat link was especially helpful at times.
Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have about our experiences with the park! Question/Comments?