I am planning a trip to gnp in late july 2008 and would like to include a night at the Granite Park chalet. I was in gnp in 2006 so I am familiar with the shuttle and the logistics of the park facilities. I will be at Lake McDonald lodge for 2 nights and then to Many Glacier for 4 nights. I would like to take the shuttle from Many Glacier to the highline trail, hike to Granite Park chalet and then return to Many Glacier via the swiftcurrent pass. Here are my questions: first - is granite park chalet worth an overnight experience or should I just make a day hike of the highline trail? second - is the swiftcurrent pass too steep and do I have to worry about grizzlies? should I just hike back on the highline trail? I will be traveling with my family which includes 3 children ages 12,12, 14; my husband; and my 67 year old mother. My mother has traveled with us for 10 years so she is used to long hikes. One more idea is to leave slow hikers at the lodge and hike the highline loop trail.