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2020-08-15 Adventure in Glacier National Park
|Event Location:||Glacier National Park|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Aug 15 2020 8:00 am >> Sat, Aug 22 2020 10:00 am|
|Registration Opens:||Wed, Aug 14 2019 7:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Wed, Aug 21 2019 12:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||8 Days|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Bill Wey|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||1|
|Minimum Group Size:||1|
|Number Registered So Far:||1 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
<<< Summary >>>
Come join the like-minded adventurers for a weeklong exploration of the ‘Crown of the Continent’ Ecosystem. Venture out to see and learn about cerulean lakes, meadows bursting with wildflowers, the iconic Going to the Sun Road, and Glacier’s famous wildlife.
This trip will explore Glacier National Park in 8 days and 7 nights. It is designed for members with positive, adaptive, and flexible spirits. Good physical fitness and endurance are also required. We will stay in the West Glacier area of Montana as our home base.
We'll meet first thing in the morning from Day 2 to Day 7.
Meeting Place: Apgar Visitor Center parking lot at address: Apgar Visitor Center, West Glacier, MT 59936.
We’ll work out rental car sharing and lodging options once registration and participant list are confirmed.
Day 1: 2020-08-15 Saturday.
Arrive at the West Glacier area and check in lodging.
Day 2: Meeting Time: 8:00 am.
Going to the Sun Road to Highline Trail and Hidden Lake Overlook trails in Logan Pass area. (D4: 12 miles/ 1,950 feet ascent)
Day 3: Meeting Time: 8:00 am.
Piegan Pass trail in Logan Pass area. (D4: 9 miles/ 1,850 feet ascent)
Day 4: Meeting Time: 7:30 am.
Two Medicine Pass trail in Two Medicine area. (D5: 15 miles/ 2,410 feet ascent)
Day 5: Meeting Time: 7:30 am.
Pitamakan Pass/ Dawson Pass Loop in Two Medicine area. (D5: 18 miles/ 3,300 feet ascent/ counterclockwise loop)
Day 6: Meeting Time: 8:00 am.
Grinnell Glacier trail in Many Glacier area. (D4: 8 miles/ 1,840 feet ascent)
Day 7: Meeting Time: 7:30 am.
Ptarmigan Tunnel and Iceberg Lake trails in Many Glacier area. (D5: 16 miles/ 2,800 feet ascent)
Day 8: Take flight from Glacier Park International Airport back to home town.
<<< Difficulty Level >>>
Our outings will be at the AOC’s D4 and D5 difficulty levels ranging from 8 to 18 miles, and 1,840 to 3,300 feet of elevation gain. The continuous nature of daily outings requires all participants to be physically prepared and trained before taking this trip.
<<< How to get there >>>
The nearest airport is Glacier Park International Airport in Kalispell, MT. It is about 26 miles to the West Glacier area of MT where we will stay.
<<< How to sign up >>>
This web page is designed so that you can only put yourself on the waiting list. Once you’re verified to be suitable for this trip, you will be moved to the participant list.
This is not an AOC paid event. All costs (transportation, lodging, meals & drinks) are paid by members on their own.
Itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of the trip leader.
We will stay in the West Glacier area as our home base. There are many lodging options in that area. The choice of lodging is completely optional of each participant.
Summer daytime temperatures in the Glacier National Park are averaging from 60 to 75F. It can be as high as near 90. Evening temperatures generally drop to 40s, and occasionally even low 30s. Weather in the Glacier Mountains can change quickly, so we must be prepared for variable weather conditions including sunny and rainy days, and even an occasional light snow. There are many areas with snow covered even in the middle of summer.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.