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Glacier National Park 2014

MOST PEOPLE ARE NOW SET WITH THEIR CARPOOLS & CABINS. IF YOU JUST SIGNED UP OR STARTED TO PAY ATTENTION THEN YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN BUT CHECK THE COMMENTS SECTION AT THE BOTTOM FOR LAST MINUTE CABIN OR CARPOOL OPENINGS.

THIS A GENERAL INFO POST FOR THE TRIP AND FOR PEOPLE TO COORDINATE CARPOOLS AND OR ACCOMMODATION SHARING.  I AM NOT PLANNING TO CAMP ON THIS TRIP BUT PEOPLE ARE WELCOME TO POST CAMP-SITE RESERVATIONS HERE IF INTERESTED IN PEOPLE TO JOIN THEM. 

THIS IS CO-POSTED WITH THE CA GROUP, CLICK HERE.

Forecast : CLICK HERE

Glacier National Park WebsiteCLICK HERE

Getting There:   An ideal travel plan is to fly into MSO from IAH,  rent a car, and then stay as close as possible to the park on the western side.  I am aiming to stay in West Glacier.  My flight plans in case anyone wants to parallel are: UA 1288 departure from IAH on Friday, August 29 to MSO, 2:22PM.  Return on Tuesday, September 2, on UA 5535, 12:34PM.

ACCOMMODATIONS: People are on their own. Search for "vacation rentals Glacier National Park" for rental possibilities.

FOOD:  I am planning to eat at the local restaurants for most meals, although, if I end up sharing a cabin with a large group, we may do a group cabin BBQ dinner kind of thing and do grocery shopping.  Will firm up as the day approaches.

Hiking Plans:

1.  Lake Hikes & Driving tour - Saturday, August 30,  Iceberg Lake, Hidden Lake, & sightseeing stops along the Going-To-The-Sun Rd.  

For hike details and to RSVP: CLICK HERE

2.  A Glacier Hike - Sunday, August 31, Grinnell Glacier.  

For hike details and to RSVP: CLICK HERE

3. A world famous hike of Alpine Meadows & Views - Monday, September 1, The Highline Loop Hike. 

For hike details and to RSVP: CLICK HERE

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  • Tracey

    Miscellaneous GPS Tracks:
    Rocky Point Scramble (ranger-led hike with Evi): http://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/583611392
    FCA - DEN (flight with Yogi, Mauricio, Kosta, and Von): http://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/583611416
    DEN - AUS (flight with Yogi, Kosta, and Von): http://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/583611446

    2 · September 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to All for a fantastic hiking trip!

    2 · September 4, 2014

  • Tracey

    Thanks for a fun weekend, all! I was blessed with fantastic cabinmates, wonderful fellow hikers, a lack of bear encounters, and extraordinary luck. Thank you to Hugo for organizing and to Cita for the accommodations and delicious cooking. Thanks to Evi and Puja for folding my laundry, too.

    2 · September 2, 2014

  • Tracey

    If anyone sees Hugo, tell him Puja had his item.

    September 1, 2014

  • Tracey

    I met a hiker who was looking for cabin or campground spot. Anyone have an extra spot?

    August 30, 2014

  • Tracey

    Anyone carpooling from FCA around midnight Friday night/Saturday morning? I'm arriving at 12:15 am.

    August 26, 2014

    • Tracey

      How much was your car rental? I see around $256 at the lowest.

      August 28, 2014

    • Tracey

      Argh, no one in Cabin 2 has a spot in their carpool or responded to my email so I'll get my own rental car. :-( Thanks, Andrew! See you tomorrow or maybe at AUS today. ;-)

      August 29, 2014

  • Carol W.

    Anyone bringing a laptop by chance?

    August 28, 2014

  • Winnie H.

    All of you out there in Glacier Park, hiking and being memorized by the beauty... Enjoy! Wish I could have joined you all. Cheers! Winnie

    August 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, All. Finally, I join this trip!
    If anybody want to join my car from MSO to Coram or Glacier West, I will fly United IAH-MSO via DEN (UA1288 & UA6253) eta 6:46pm Friday, Aug 29. Return on Wednesday, Sep 3, etd 2pm MSO (UA5198 and UA1288). Friday to Tuesday morning I will stay in the same cabin as cita b (replacing neha's spot).
    I have not decided where to stay on Tuesday night yet. Any suggestion?

    1 · August 26, 2014

  • Mini

    I found a place inside the park by the west entrance. A cabin (for 3 - 200$/night) or a room in the lodge (135/night - for 2 beds). There is a park shuttle that we could get to join the group for hiking. There are restaurants near by and apparently can do without a car. If anyone is interested, please email me.

    July 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have a spot for one person. Who is interested please get in touch with me ASAP

      August 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi, Neha. I am interested. What is the best way to contact you for details of this arrangement?

      August 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It is gonna be over the labor's day long weekend

    1 · August 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am goin to Big Bend, r there any ppl goin?

    August 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone looking for a cabin spot? I am not keeping well, so wouldn't be able to hike and hence will have to cancel my plans. I have a cabin spot, which will be free to accommodate one person. ANYONE interested? Please let me know ASAP.

    August 22, 2014

  • Vishaal

    Hi everyone. I am coming into this a bit late. Is there anyone who has a spot in their cabin and or car for the duration of this trip? Anyone going in on Thursday? Will share all expenses ofcourse and hope to hear from you at [masked]. Thanks

    August 11, 2014

  • Mauricio

    Cita

    Could you post cabin 2 address?

    August 4, 2014

  • Carol W.

    I have car. Need place to stay ;)

    1 · July 19, 2014

  • Mini

    Thanks everyone. Seems like I have to hunt down a place to stay soon enough. Can a couple of you give the general area where your cabins/hotels are (or an address) so I can find something close enough. I think having a car would be great..If some of us get too lazy to hike for too long we can just drive through the park - which I heard is pretty nice as well.. ;-). Hope I won't get thrown out of the group for saying this.

    July 7, 2014

  • Mini

    Hello everyone,
    I am coming in bit late here. Looking for someone traveling from Houston area..Anyone looking to share cabin and cab ride (is anyone renting a car)?

    What is the hiking experience level for folks in this group?

    July 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Do you want to rent a car for the whole period and split? That way we will be mobile

      July 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I would be willing to share the car as well

      July 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    For people looking for cheap flights- Frontier has a flight from IAH to MSO for 410 dollars only. You should go to frontier website and book this.

    2 · June 21, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Tha ka Neha. I am taking a united flight. I would hope if there is a cabin apace otherwise will arrange accomo.

      June 28, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Looking forward to see you guys

      June 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What kind of gear is necessary for this type of hike? I assume its going to be pleasant days but chilly nights.

    June 27, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Hugo for pointing it to me

      June 28, 2014

  • Charles C.

    While I am not planning on going, I thought you and the others should know a few things (I worked in Glacier Park several years ago.)
    1. Bring a WARM coat. It may be very frigid there, and it may snow (yes, even in late August).
    2. Consult with the park rangers on these things:
    a. Drinking water , how to properly treat for giardia, which is in the water (bad).
    b. Bears. I recommend that your party ( and anyone else who goes there) receive indoctrination on what to do to prevent a bear incident. This was mandatory training when I worked there.
    c. closed trails. The park closes trails due to bear activity. The ranger can direct you to other locations.

    Finally, let me stress that Glacier Park is never a place for hiking alone. Missing hikers there are almost never found.

    5 · June 8, 2014

    • baou t.

      Tracy- I'll hike with you since I end up at end too. Lol :-)

      June 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Charles. Great info and really helpful. Quick question: Do we need snow boots?

      June 28, 2014

  • Mauricio

    I would like to change my place in cabin 2 for a place in cabin 1 because my carpool with yogi
    If somebody wants let me know

    June 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have actually been here and the scenery is absolutely breathtaking from the ground as well as from the air. I'm convinced that Alaska is the reason America is called "the beautiful"! Wish I come along on this one. :)

    June 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hugo. So do I have to make my own arrangement for staying or is there accommodation available?

    June 27, 2014

  • Yogi

    I just booked my ticket:
    Depart-->
    Flight: UA 6201
    AUS Aug 27, 5:15PM --- FCA 9:29PM

    Return <--
    Flight: UA 6514
    FCA Sep 02, 4:34 PM --- AUS 10:57 PM

    I haven't booked a rental car. Can I join anyone or I can book a car if anyone likes to join me.
    ***
    Mauricio, when and where are u landing?

    June 13, 2014

    • Tracey

      Hi, Yogi--we have the same return flight. What are you planning to do on the last half-day? Are you from Austin?

      1 · June 22, 2014

    • Yogi

      No idea Tracey. Mauricio, Von and I are traveling in the same in the same flight and same rental car. We 4 can plan something for the last day. I'm from Houston :-)

      1 · June 22, 2014

  • Tracey

    Anyone arriving at 12:12 am want to carpool?

    June 19, 2014

  • Cita B

    WAHM members, Penguin and friends, Womba, Pika and friends are coming along too.! : -)) Inviting all mascots on this hike.

    June 17, 2014

  • Therese C.

    Looking to get into a carpool. Here is my flight schedule again: Departing Aug 29th on UA1288 @ 2:22, arriving 6:46 pm at MSO. Returning Sept 1st on UA5198 @ 2:00 pm.

    June 15, 2014

    • Yogi

      Not just a spot, I think u can have the whole backseat to urself during our stay in the park. Enjoy!! :-D

      June 16, 2014

    • Therese C.

      Yogi, the issue I need confirmation on is my return flight. It's on Monday, which is a hike day. Not sure if you can get me to the airport that day. Want to straighten this out ahead of time. I'll text you

      June 16, 2014

  • Therese C.

    Is there anyone interested in sharing a room Friday thru Sunday? Unfortunately, there is only one bed (king). I can't afford this on my own. I won't be there Monday night, so you would have it to yourself that night. Text me @[masked]

    June 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Therese. I will pay you. If you want to a send me the flight details, I will book the same. That might save us money for rental car and have company in the flight.;)

      June 13, 2014

    • Therese C.

      I just reposted my flight details to the group to see if I can carpool with others. If not, we can split car rental. I have my airfare on a 7-day hold in case other flights came up. Tomorrow I'll ask my boss to give me Tuesday off so I can stay one more night (not counting on it). I plan to finalize this tomorrow. My departure will not change, so you will have company.

      June 15, 2014

  • Tracey

    Looking to share a rental car (with people staying in the same or nearby cabin and similar flights). Arrival to FCA Friday midnight (12:12 am Saturday morning), Departure from FCA Tuesday at 4:34 pm (planning to explore area for early part of Tuesday). All flights on United. I will have all hike start points and some nearby attractions pre-programmed into my Garmin GPS.

    June 12, 2014

  • Cita B

    Thanks everyone :-)

    June 12, 2014

  • Cita B

    If we book 2 houses, everybody gets their own room @ around $350.00 each, 3 will still share a triple room @150.00 each and an extra room will be available at $350.00. WE will sharing the $350 if we can not find a taker for the extra room.

    1 · June 11, 2014

    • Cita B

      Tracey, how about sharing a room, we'll make cost work.

      June 11, 2014

    • Tracey

      Sure, thank you for taking the time and effort to organize the housing!

      June 11, 2014

  • Beth

    If anyone has in mind to camp, I did some research tonight on that option and thought I'd post to provide information (ie not to organize sites/etc.)
    - the Fish Creek campground has a shower - no idea of if it'll be open over labor day, there are also pay showers around the private campgrounds and lodges that can be used
    - washing yourself in a campground faucet is strictly prohibited due to the potential to attract bears (grizzly and black)
    - the reservations site is not allowing campground bookings on Monday night - can't figure that one
    - $25/night, 2 cars, 2 tents, 4 people are the limit.
    - you can see pics of the actual campsite before selecting - a lot of trees which will help with wind chills issues
    - it's filling fast

    1 · June 11, 2014

  • Daisy

    does any one else fly to FCA from houston? Friday to Monday. thanks

    1 · June 10, 2014

    • Tracey

      Yes, got the 12:12 am arrival. I picked the 4:34 pm departure on Tuesday.

      June 11, 2014

    • Tracey

      Early departures from past Hugo hiking weekends always made me sad so I tried to pick the latest possible departure. :-)

      1 · June 11, 2014

  • Therese C.

    My plan: Departing Aug 29th on UA1288 @ 2:22, arriving 6:46 pm at MSO. Returning Sept 1st on UA5198 @ 2:00 pm. Haven't set plans for accommodations yet.

    1 · June 10, 2014

  • Tracey

    All the Austin to Kalispell flights arrive at 12:12 am. That looks rough.

    1 · June 9, 2014

    • Daisy

      maybe should consider leave on Thursday night?

      June 9, 2014

    • Tami

      If you can use frequent flyer miles, maybe you can book the AUS-DEN on United 6003 departs at 12:00PM connecting to UA 6516 from DEN-FCA arrives in Kalispell, MT at 9:29PM Friday evening 6hrs in Denver but at least you get in at a desent hour. The return flight on Monday, 9/1 doesn't give options if using frequent flyer miles. Looks like 6AM departures but if you head back on Tuesday, lots of options after 6AM. Also, DIA has wifi - slow but it works. Or spend the time at the United Club for wifi and snacks&drinks.

      1 · June 10, 2014

  • Cita B

    Flight booked, Doubletree hotel booked Aug 27-29, plan to hike Mt Sentinel Trail, joiners please.

    1 · June 9, 2014

  • Marsha W.

    We were at Glacier National Park last summer. It is beautiful....I am so jealous we will not be able to go with this group. I know you will all have an incredible time.

    1 · June 8, 2014

  • Shawna

    Getting my ducks in a line on this-need to confirm time off this week. Would it be good to fly into Kalispell?

    June 8, 2014

  • Tracey

    3 out of 4 of the initial info links to your hikes have "strenuous" difficulty levels. Are you planning for a lot of elevation that weekend?

    June 8, 2014

  • LyndaTerry

    Hugo, at second glance, I don't think I will be able to pull this off. Going to Atlanta on Sept 4. Oh well next time. Have fun!!!

    June 7, 2014

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