Soon and very soon, we are going to…

Glacier National Park trail
Look closely. Center, a solitary Big Horn Sheep, still in his overnight resting spot.


solitude hiker
Grinnell Glacier Overlook is empty except for the photographer (me) and this guy (my college buddy Howard).


The Loop Trail
There’s a four-mile descent from Granite Park Chalet that cuts through an area once covered with trees – burned from a massive forest fire.


Soon and very soon, we are going to…

Glacier National Park.

Sample itinerary for trip number four (of five) this Summer.

Sat: Arrive 1pm, grocery stop, check-in Apgar Village Lodge Cabin, early dinner next door, hour-drive to Logan Pass, 3-mile hike Hidden Lake Trail, return to Apgar.

Sun: 6am scenic sunrise drive 2.5 hours on Going-to-theSun Road to Many Glacier Hotel (breakfast in cabin or car), two boat shuttles to trail head, hike Grinnell Glacier Trail, lunch there, hike down for 515pm boat shuttle back, dinner at Many Glacier or Rising Sun, drive to Apgar cabin.

Mon: 6am 1-hour drive to park at Logan Pass, hike Highline Trail 7 miles, lunch on trail, checkin at Granite Park Chalet, dinner, relax and enjoy.

Tues: breakfast at Granite, 7am-ish sunrise hike to Grinnell Glacier Overlook, lunch there, return to Granite whenever, dinner at Granite, relax & enjoy.

Wed: breakfast at Granite, hike to Swiftcurrent Pass and/or Swiftcurrent lookout (highest lookout in GNP at 8,400′), lunch there, hike back whenever, dinner at Granite, relax & enjoy.

Thur: breakfast at Granite, relax & enjoy, optional hike to Overlook or Lookout, lunch wherever, checkout, hike back to Logan Pass or hike down to The Loop (4 miles), shuttle to Pass, eventually drive 1-hour back down to Apgar, dinner at Eddies or Cabin, ice cream at Eddies, relax & enjoy.

Fri: Weather backup day for Sun itinerary (above), or optionl repeat of Sunday, or 6am 1-hour drive to Logan Pass, Mt Oberlin Trail  2.1 miles, 767’ gain, summit at 8180’, 360 views.

Sat: 6am 1 hour drive to Logan Pass, hike 7 miles Highline Trail to Granite Park Chalet (lunch on trail), checkin, relax & enjoy, dinner at Granite.

Sun: breakfast at Granite, morning open, hike back to Logan Pass, or down to The Loop & shuttle up to Pass for car. Hang at Pass, drive 1 hour back to Apgar, dinner in Cabin or Eddies, relax & enjoy.

Mon: 315am drive 45 mins to airport, catch 6 or 7am flight  home.


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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.