I would really appreciate it if you could review the following itinerary I have chalked out for our (= my husband + me) labor day trip to GNP.
Both of us have average fitness and we intend to do easy and medium difficulty day hikes.
We have booked accommodation in the Swiftcurrent motor inn for the entire stay.
We are not particular about seeing wildlife.
Sep 4 - Arrive in Great Falls by 1 pm. (This was the cheapest nearby airport I could find) and drive to East Glacier. Explore the Many glacier area if we have time.
Sep 5 - Drive down Going to the sun road, stopping at various points. Do EITHER Hidden Lake hike or Avalanche hike (Which one is better in terms of views?) and drive up till Lake Mc Donald and come back.
Sep 6 - Do the Iceberg lake hike
Sep 7 - Grinnell Glacier hike if we are in good shape after the Iceberg lake hike the previous day; else just the Grinnell lake hike and explore the surrounding areas.
Sep 8 - Drive back to Great Falls and head back.
We chose to skip the 2 medicine region as we thought it would be too cluttered to fit it in our short trip.
How does this sound?
Should we watch out for snow?
Will there be enough people on the trails?
Is the trip to cluttered?
Thanks for your advice,