Hi: I just did a great trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton, and was thinking of spending a bit of time in Glacier next summer. We are very avid hikers, so that would be the main focus of the trip. Also I don't fancy camping (been there, done that and now I want more comfort!).
I figure we would go for a week, up to 10 days. Here are my questions:
1. Where are good places to base ourselves that would have lodging that's not unreasonably priced and would be close to hiking?
2. If we divide our time between 2 or 3 areas, which would be the best areas and how much time in each?
3. Are there sights to see or hikes to do outside the park that we could incorporate into our trip?
4. I understand the Many Glacier Hotel was half closed for renovations this year, and the other half will close next year. How did that affect things? and are we better off waiting until 2013 when all of it is done, or is there always some major renovations going on somewhere?
I guess that's enough for a start. Thanks in advance,