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Backpacker Campfire: Backpacking in Glacier National Park

Bring your family and friends to Dayton's original Backpacker Campfire, featuring adventure, nature and travel programs. Our programs are free and open to the public. All ages are welcome. All programs are on Friday evening at 7:00pm and last about an hour. Coffee, tea and hot drinks served. Come join us!

February 7, 2014 - 7:00pm

Program: Backpacking in Glacier National Park

Presenter: Joel Timmons

Description: My journey through Glacier National Park was centered on being the lucky recipient of the most coveted backpacking permit in the park; the 50 mile Northern Loop. This loop is popular as it includes all dynamics of the park from mountain tops to valley floors with fascinating changes in flora and vegetation as one ascends and descends on steep hills and ridges created by glacier melt. This 6 day, 5 night journey included many wonders and challenges which we will share in this photo documentary.

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  • janet

    Thank you for sharing your journey - and great pics! It was a wonderful crowd, standing room only! Joel, can you post the title of the book you used for planning? Thanks!

    1 · February 8, 2014

    • Joel

      Janet; the book is "Glacier National Park & Waterton Lakes National Park" written by Vicky Spring.

      February 10, 2014

    • janet

      Thank you!

      February 10, 2014

  • Miryoung

    Thanks Joel for sharing your wonderful journey!

    February 9, 2014

  • John A.

    Thanks, Joel, for a great presentation. Look forward to your next one.

    February 8, 2014

  • DiAnne D.

    Joel, Your wonderful sense of humor made for a very fun presentation. Thank you for sharing this personal journey.

    February 8, 2014

  • Laura

    Thanks, Joel, for sharing your adventures in Glacier. Your love for the park and the beautiful mountains and trails is obvious. Your sense of humor was an added bonus! Thanks also to Backpacker Campfire and True Heights for welcoming the group--it was a great turnout!

    February 8, 2014

  • Rick S

    Hey Joel Thanks great trip. Hope to go some time. I think middle age past me by. Have to do it it older age. Lol

    February 8, 2014

  • Joel

    What a fantastic crowd. It was a joy for me to share this wonderful journey with so many people. It is my hope that everyone gets to visit this magnificent park at some point. It is worth the effort! Also, thanks to True Heights Outfitters & Backpacker Campfire for hosting.

    1 · February 8, 2014

  • Laura

    Anyone up for pizza and beverage of choice at Marion's afterwards? Not sure if they have tv's to watch Olympics or not.

    February 6, 2014

    • Lori

      Hi Laura. I'm up for pizza. See you soon

      February 7, 2014


    Have a conflict. Sorry, really wanted to see this.

    February 2, 2014

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