Just wanted to say thanks to the community for helping me get ready for our family trip to Glacier National Park. We leave tomorrow, and I don't think I'll sleep a wink tonight. So excited.
So here's the plan so far -
1.) We are flying to Kalispell. Up until last Tuesday, we were driving. But this just works out better for us. (I had a nasty accident with a vegetable mandolin last weekend. I needed a few more days to recover.)
2.) A few nights at Apgar Village with that gorgeous lake. Hoping to go on the ranger led hike to Avalanche Lake. Trail is open. Dinner at Belton Chalet? We also love taking a boat out.
3.)Then off to the east side of the park. Taking GTTS road. Maybe doing Hidden Lake in the snow. Then hiking to St. Mary Falls to Virginia Falls. Or Boat trip to Baring and St. Mary Falls. One or the other?
4.) Actually scored three nights at Many Glacier Hotel. So excited about this. My kids are even more excited.
Grinnell Glacier one day. Horseback riding - Cracker Flats? Another good day hike? Dinner at St. Mary.
5.) We have to ferry my husband back to Kalispell because he's "needed" in New York. I'm going to hang out with the kids in Kalispell for a few days. They really want to go whitewater rafting since we missed out in the Tetons last year. Maybe score some poles and do a little lake fishing. Hit the pool and eat a whole lot of pizza.
It's not the best possible trip ever, but it's what my family needs at this point. I simply cannot wait to go!
Any last minute advice? We're ready for snow, sun and bugs. Will stock up on bear spray when we get there. And traveling with only carry on bags! Should be interesting!
Thanks for everything and stay tuned for the trip report!