I am looking at the lake tours and ranger led hikes at Two Medicine and St. Mary's. Is it worth going on both? If you had to choose one, which would it be? We are going on the one at Many Glacier too. We like the lakes and did go on the lake tour of Lake McDonald last year.
I am also considering just the boat ride at Two Medicine and then a hike on our own or just the boat ride, due to wanting an early hike. The ranger led tour is later in the day.
If you take a 9:00 boat ride at Two Medicine, would there likely be lots of company on the hikes that originate from there? I know Two Medicine does not have as many people visiting. We loved that area and found it to be beautiful and serene last year. Perhaps with other trails still closed it will be busier this year.
My DH wants a ranger led tour, especially on a less traveled path, due to bears. We know how to be bear aware on trails and we will have bear spray, but he is antsy about it this year. I hope that will wane when we arrive like it did last year. On well traveled trails, like Va Falls, he was fine. I was surprised and happy he went on some trails with just the two of us starting out.
We will arrive July 9th, when some of the popular trails are not open. We are not big hikers but enjoy shorter ones. Last year we did Two Cedars, Trick Falls, Red Rock Falls, Virginia Falls and the short Many Glacier ranger led hike. I fell in love with Glacier and can't wait to go back!