The weather can be anything, based on the elevation and the various micro climates. BRING LAYERS. Skip the heavy coats. Here's what my list would be:
swim suit, tee shirt, long-sleeved lightweight shirt for mosquito protection, shorts, long pants, fleece or lightweight jacket, rain coat or poncho, sun hat, sturdy walking shoes, river shoes or sandals, walking sandals, good socks.
I would also keep the number of items to a minimum, there are washers and driers here....I hate to lug large amounts of gear and pay extra on airlines and be weighted down...give your luggage some space for purchases such as a brand new Glacier Park tee-shirt, etc.
No need for fancy clothing....even if you love fine dining establishments, you can get by easily with clean, tidy clothing and your hiking boots...restaurants here know that folks in MT don't always dress up if they've been out on the trails. (Although Bigfork and Whitefish can both get a bit more chi-chi).
You will be visiting some gorgeous spots!
Thanks so much for your reply. I also do not like to lug extra gear. We will take your recommendations. Should we be concerned with mosquitos there? Was hoping we could get away from them, being on the "mosquito coast" here in Fl.
Be concerned about the big black flies. They bite hard. They also respected deep woods off.
If you have rain gear (as in jacket and pants) you have the light jacket covered.
Mosquitos and black flies vary by location. Right now here in Bigfork, alongside the river, we have a few small annoying mosquitoes in the evening. I've not yet resorted to DEET or any insect repellant because they simply aren't that bad. Other places they may be bad. You can pick up any sort of insect repellant here if you need it. DEET ("Off") works the best.
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