i will be visiting GNP in early july; this will be part of a longer (much longer) road trip across country (and back--see my thread in the road trip forum). my husband and i chose glacier as our longest stay--we have five to six days to spend there. my question is--how much time should we devote to each area of the park? i'm thinking of staying at many glacier for the first part of the trip, and lake mcdonald for the second. we are looking to do:
-a couple (a few?) day hikes (8-10 miles max per day)
-some self-driven touring
-possibly a 'bus tour' in those red vehicles
-definitely a day trip up to the canada side, possibly to gawk at the hotel up there (and maybe have tea. yes, my husband would be ok with that).
-horseback riding. i feel like this is an option, though i could be wrong.
-some general relaxing. again, this is the longest stop on what will be a 33 day trip for him (and a 60 day trip for me).
we have five or six days. how would you split this up? i was thinking of three nights at many glacier and two at lake mcdonald, but then when i added the day trip up to canada, i thought perhaps i should add a day to the many glacier side. if i do this, should i subtract a day from the lake mcdonald portion? or add an additional day in the park (which would only subtract a day from a later portion of the trip, likely the seattle area). thoughts? thanks in advance!