Wondering if anyone knows how to get a hold of the man that runs the small fur shop in the summer on canyon street? Apparently during the winter months he goes back to Idaho falls. Or even if anyone has contact information for Kim Dailey ( not positive on spelling )which is the property owner where the shop is. We visited west yellowstone last summer and my husband had his eye on something in his shop.....he never did buy it.....but what a great Christmas present it would be!! Any help anyone could give me would be super appreciated!! :)
Sperry Chalet and Granite Park Chalet will start taking reservations on Monday, October 28th. Both Chalets fill up quickly so if you're planning on visiting Glacier next year and considered hiking and staying at one of these historic chalets, make reservations soon. We've stayed overnight at Sperry and hiked to Granite Park Chalet and both are well worth the visit.
5 (college seniors) guys all in good/great physical shape with little to no backpacking experience but lots of outdoor experience are looking to take a backcountry backpacking trip in Glacier National Park. We're looking to spend 5 days and 4 nights (could be flexible) around the first week of June. Any advice would be great as we're just starting to research for the trip.
How do I get from Great Falls to Gardiner MT?
My husband, son, and 6 and 7 year old grand daughters, and I will be visiting Lake Condominiums in Big Sky, Montana. Yellowstone is fairly close, so we will be traveling there, but will there be anything else to do at that time? It appears that most of the shops and even the restaurants close during the in between time of summer and winter. Any advice?
We are planning a trip for next summer from Seattle. There are 3 groups with med to small trailers and several kids. It will be our first visit to Glacier. What is the best campground for trailers and kids when coming from the west; preferably one which takes reservations. Our thought is to stay there a few nights and explore the park. We have more time, are there other areas of Montana good to explore? Our last stop will be Farragut State Park so something in between would be nice.
Anyone hitting this trail Sept 13 - 18? Me and two ys are. We are just as wondering who's coming.
Just spoke with my Dad. He said that there were actually 3 identical mansions on Granite Street. We rented the one (I believe) was on a corner, which was owned by Mr. and Mrs. Byrd (the town bakers) who lived in the 2nd mansion next door. Dad said that there was also a third mansion next door to the Byrds in which a retired college professor (woman) lived in. The three mansions were not exactly identical, but very, very similar.
Being small children, we were certain that the mansion was haunted. There were two very small rooms in the gables where we would tell ghost stories and scare ourselves silly. There was also a locked door to a room which had no floor ---this conjured up all sorts of frightening scenarios for us. The huge basement garage with period laundry room was another very eerie part of the home. Dad said Mr. Byrd didn't want to rent it until Dad offered $500/mo which was a lot of money in 1966. We moved their in June 1966 and moved back to Colorado Springs, CO in September 1967. How fortunate we were to have such an amazing experience in Butte, Montana.
Any info you could share about this home, or the trio, would be greatly appreciated. Brightest Blessings, Anne Decker ---Sedona, AZ
Good morning! During 1966-68 my father was transferred to Butte to manage the Social Security office. At that time, all but one of my eight brothers and sisters lived at home, so we needed a large place to rent. We were very fortunate to live in a mansion on a corner (I believe) on Granite St at the top of a hill. We lived next door to Mr. & Mrs. Byrd who owned both homes. They owned and operated the local bakery.
Although, I was only 6-8 years old, I have vivid memories of this fantastic home...gables, woodwork, fireplaces, basement garage, etc. I was wondering what the address was and if it was still in a state of good repair, as it was in the sixties.
Also, we have a motorhome and I wondered if you could suggest a good time (and possibly motor home park) of the year to visit Butte.
We live in Sedona, AZ. My parents live in Clarkdale near Jerome, AZ ---William Clark's other hangout!
Has anyone had experiences with camping at campgrounds in Glacier that are closed seasonally? My partner and I are going there next week, and a couple of the places we'd planned to go (Avalanche, Rising Sun) will be closed for the season. We'll be on bicycles, so getting around barriers won't be a problem. We're also prepared for bears. But are campgrounds regularly checked by park staff? Thanks!
does lake mcdonald contain giardia?
Can you leave a hard sided travel trailer in Fish Creek campground unattended for the night? We have reservations, but we are going to do a back-country hike. If not, where can you park a trailer to go hiking overnight?
Planning to visit glacier the second week of Sept and was wondering if hotel rooms would be available on short notice? Not sure what day we will arrive and would like to just get rooms as we go.
Evening All (anyone!!), I am visiting USA-Sept 2013-and I will have to use public transport. My intention is to see the 'big sky' country in both Montana and Wyoming, is it feasible that I can do this, using buses and or trains?
Any information/advice provided, will be sincerely appreciated,
Aston Villa Frank
I'm planning on leaving from Logan's pass, taking the Highline trail to the chalet, then going through switcurrent pass to many glacier, and finally heading to cracker lake to spend the night. Is that too much for one day?
I plan to pick up bear spray near West Glacier for a back country hike starting on August 6. I'd welcome ideas on how to acquire it economically. Can I mail it home after the trip? I can't check it on the plane.
I have 3 days to spend in Glacier, driving from Yellowstone, returning home to Portland. How can I make the best use of my time in seeing it all?
Spending 2 days in the park first of September. Want to make the most of our time. We want to drive across GTTS Rd and take time to stop at views along the way, plus do a couple of nice hikes. Which relatively easy (on old knees) hikes can we take to see great views but not spend so much time on?
Can you travel safely on route 2 in a RV? We will be going from West Glacier, GNP to Great Falls, MT in a 31 ft RV towing. Our trip is planned for the end of August. Is this a safe road to travel for a RV? If not, what route do you suggest?
My husband and I are visiting Glacier National Park from July 11 - July 13th. We are average hikers and would like suggestions for our 3 day itinerary. From what I've read thus far, good hiking trails are on the East entrance however we are staying at West Entrance. I am looking for a short hike (~5-7 Miles) and a long hike (~ 10-13 Miles) closer to the West Entrance. Also if you have suggestions for Must see, please let me know as well as how far they would be from West Entrance. I appreciate all your suggestion and help in making our stay at Glacier National Park memorable one! Thank you!!
I am planning a trip for next year. Is West Yellowstone a better base than Jackson Hole?
I can get a direct flight into Jackson but for WY, I have to first fly into a hub and then catch a flight.
My husband and I are flying in from South Carolina to Spokane renting a car and driving to GNP arriving Friday Sept 6. and will fly out of Spokane home the following Saturday. Right now we have reservations at Glacier Campground in a camper cabin (west Glacier) for the entire stay. My question, should we plan to stay maybe 1 night in East Glacier or is the drive back and forth reasonable? We plan to see as much as possible and try to hike at least some almost every day. Most will probably be shorter hikes and we may try part of Highline Trail but not the whole thing. So I guess I am just not sure about driving back and forth multiple times in a week is doable?? Thanks for any suggestions.
We hope to take the sunset cruise at Gates of the Mountains in early August. Since we don't know the roads out there, would it be risky to drive from the Gates of the Mountains dock area to Wolf Creek after dark? Would it be better to plan to stay in Helena, or is there some campground or accommodation closer to the Gates of the Mountains area?
We want to take the Highline Trail to site GRN(Granite Park) then the next morning take Swiftcurrent Pass to Many Glacier.
1) Am I reading the map right that the Swiftcurrent Pass trailhead is right at Many Glacier?
2) Can we leave our car at Logan Pass or Many Glacier and shuttle to one or the other?
3) Is it better to start at Logan Pass or Many Glacier? (It looks like they are the same distance to GRN)
We are going mid-August and plan to spend two nights in Glacier NP. We want to do this backcountry camping one night and spend one night in Many Glacier campground, but I've heard some horror stories about finding a site there (We work at Disney and the last thing we want to deal with is crazy pushy tourists). Should I just avoid camping there? Also what is a good runner up? (We are tent/hammock camping)
I need to travel from GNP to great falls airport. Don't
Have a car. Is there any reasonable way to get here?
Travel will be in July.
Does anyone know if Great Falls is worth staying in and, if so, what is the best part. Also, are there any other small towns around there that might be nicer. Travelling in late May.
Got a choice between a night in Helena or Great Falls or White Sulphur Springs. Anyone with any recommendations.
Q: Hi! We need advice! That's a mighty big state! Perfect Boyfriend and I are headed your way second week of June. I ride horses; he rides road bikes. We both hike and love music and history, hot springs and lakes. I really really want to see your legendary wide open spaces. We do not like crowds (but June is our sole option). We will have a week. Any guidance appreciated~
when does the ice in lakes that are not in or near yellow stone start to melt.
I'm going to Glacier in Sept long weekend and was looking for people to team up for hiking Highline trail and/or Grinnel glacier trail. Please reply to this post.