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Glacier National Park Intergenerational Adventure: Raft, Ride and Slide

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Program #20884RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Whitefish, MT is at 3,028'. The highest elevation you'll experience during the week is 7,000'.

Equipment Requirements
Warm waterproof clothing, swimsuit, sturdy hiking boots, waterproof shoes / sandals (for float trip), a day pack, collapsible walking stick, hat and a leak proof water bottle are highly recommended.

Itinerary for Jul 9 — Jul 14, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: The log framed Pine Lodge hotel reflects the grandeur of Montana. Set on the Whitefish River, with views of Big Mountain and Glacier National Park, the Pine Lodge is unique and inviting.

Contact info:
920 Spokane Ave
Whitefish, MT 59937 USA
phone: 406-862-7600
web: www.thepinelodge.com

Room amenities: Hotel room amenities include: Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Hair dryers Cable Television with HBO

Facility amenities: The hotel features: 100% Completely Non-Smoking Facility Indoor / Outdoor Pool With Connecting Swim Channel Open All Year Outdoor Hot Tub Exercise Room Guest Laundry Free Local Phone Calls Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Complimentary Airport & Amtrak Shuttle service

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call The Pine Lodge for rates
For pre - post stays please contact The Pine Lodge directly.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Tuesday, July 09 - Independent Arrivals / Orientation
Afternoon: Check-in anytime after 4PM at the Pine Lodge. Orientation will be at 5PM in the hotel meeting room.

Dinner: Catered Dinner in the hotel meeting room following Orientation.

Evening: Free time to get settled in after dinner.

Lodging: The Pine Lodge

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The log framed Pine Lodge hotel reflects the grandeur of Montana. Set on the Whitefish River, with views of Big Mountain and Glacier National Park, the Pine Lodge is unique and inviting.

Contact info:
920 Spokane Ave
Whitefish, MT 59937 USA
phone: 406-862-7600
web: www.thepinelodge.com

Room amenities: Hotel room amenities include: Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Hair dryers Cable Television with HBO

Facility amenities: The hotel features: 100% Completely Non-Smoking Facility Indoor / Outdoor Pool With Connecting Swim Channel Open All Year Outdoor Hot Tub Exercise Room Guest Laundry Free Local Phone Calls Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Complimentary Airport & Amtrak Shuttle service

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call The Pine Lodge for rates
For pre - post stays please contact The Pine Lodge directly.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Wednesday, July 10 - Big Mountain Discovery / Aerial Adventure / Gondo...
Big Mountain Discovery / Aerial Adventure / Gondola to the Summit / Alpine Slide

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Base Lodge of Big Mountain Resort.

Morning: The day opens with discovery and adventure as we go to Big Mountain Ski Resort to take part in an Aerial Adventure. Next, we'll ride the big Gondola to the summit at 7,000 feet of elevation. There we'll have an interpretive talk about the geology and ecology of the this spectacular part of the Rocky Mountains which contains Glacier National Park. We'll get an overview of the Flathead Valley area and a look across the peaks into Glacier from Big Mountain Resort. At the Summit Nature Center we'll learn to identify animals by their footprints or their scat. We'll also have the chance to see and hold some natural elements.

Lunch: Lunch at the Summit

Afternoon: After lunch and a chance to walk around the Summit, we'll ride the Gondola down the mountain to the top of the Alpine Slide. This family fun activity allows everyone the chance to use the mountain's gravity to propel them at their own pace down this fun Alpine Slide

Dinner: Dinner at a local family friendly restaurant in Whitefish.

Evening: Tonight is a good chance to unwind with a visit to the Lodge swimming pool or hot tub for a soak. Otherwise, just enjoy the view of the Whitefish River from the back deck of the hotel.

Lodging: The Pine Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The log framed Pine Lodge hotel reflects the grandeur of Montana. Set on the Whitefish River, with views of Big Mountain and Glacier National Park, the Pine Lodge is unique and inviting.

Contact info:
920 Spokane Ave
Whitefish, MT 59937 USA
phone: 406-862-7600
web: www.thepinelodge.com

Room amenities: Hotel room amenities include: Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Hair dryers Cable Television with HBO

Facility amenities: The hotel features: 100% Completely Non-Smoking Facility Indoor / Outdoor Pool With Connecting Swim Channel Open All Year Outdoor Hot Tub Exercise Room Guest Laundry Free Local Phone Calls Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Complimentary Airport & Amtrak Shuttle service

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call The Pine Lodge for rates
For pre - post stays please contact The Pine Lodge directly.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Thursday, July 11 - Glacier National Park / Lake McDonald Valley / Fl...
Glacier National Park / Lake McDonald Valley / Flathead Audubon Society Program / Interpretive Hikes

Breakfast: Catered Breakfast in the hotel meeting room.

Morning: We'll head out of town this morning, and into Glacier National Park about 25 miles away. We'll enter the Park at West Glacier and begin our exploration of this magnificent Park. En route we'll stop for some sight seeing and walk / talks in the beautiful Lake McDonald Valley accompanied by local instructors with the Flathead Audubon Society providing expert interpretation.

Lunch: We'll have a sack lunch somewhere along the way on our day of discovery in Park.

Afternoon: This afternoon, we'll enjoy more that this beautiful Park has to offer on another hike and interpretation with our Flathead Audubon Society instructors. Afterwards we'll depart back to the Pine Lodge.

Dinner: Dinner at a local family friendly restaurant in Whitefish.

Evening: Tonight is a good chance to unwind with a visit to the Lodge swimming pool or hot tub for a soak. Otherwise, just enjoy the view of the Whitefish River from the back deck of the hotel.

Lodging: The Pine Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The log framed Pine Lodge hotel reflects the grandeur of Montana. Set on the Whitefish River, with views of Big Mountain and Glacier National Park, the Pine Lodge is unique and inviting.

Contact info:
920 Spokane Ave
Whitefish, MT 59937 USA
phone: 406-862-7600
web: www.thepinelodge.com

Room amenities: Hotel room amenities include: Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Hair dryers Cable Television with HBO

Facility amenities: The hotel features: 100% Completely Non-Smoking Facility Indoor / Outdoor Pool With Connecting Swim Channel Open All Year Outdoor Hot Tub Exercise Room Guest Laundry Free Local Phone Calls Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Complimentary Airport & Amtrak Shuttle service

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call The Pine Lodge for rates
For pre - post stays please contact The Pine Lodge directly.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Friday, July 12 - Field Trip to Logan Pass via the Going-to-the-Sun...
Field Trip to Logan Pass via the Going-to-the-Sun Road / Interpretive Hike

Breakfast: Catered Breakfast in the hotel meeting room.

Morning: This morning we depart on the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road (weather permitting). As we ride along the famous road, we'll be treated to local native interpretation, with stops along the way.

Lunch: We'll have a sack lunch somewhere along the way on our day of discovery in Park.

Afternoon: We'll get to the Summit at Logan Pass to experience standing on the 'Backbone of the World' as the natives called the mountains. Here, we'll take an interpretive hike. This afternoon we'll depart back to the Pine Lodge,

Dinner: Catered Dinner in the hotel meeting room.

Evening: Tonight is a good chance to unwind with a visit to the Lodge swimming pool or hot tub for a soak. Otherwise, just enjoy the view of the Whitefish River from the back deck of the hotel. .

Lodging: The Pine Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The log framed Pine Lodge hotel reflects the grandeur of Montana. Set on the Whitefish River, with views of Big Mountain and Glacier National Park, the Pine Lodge is unique and inviting.

Contact info:
920 Spokane Ave
Whitefish, MT 59937 USA
phone: 406-862-7600
web: www.thepinelodge.com

Room amenities: Hotel room amenities include: Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Hair dryers Cable Television with HBO

Facility amenities: The hotel features: 100% Completely Non-Smoking Facility Indoor / Outdoor Pool With Connecting Swim Channel Open All Year Outdoor Hot Tub Exercise Room Guest Laundry Free Local Phone Calls Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Complimentary Airport & Amtrak Shuttle service

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call The Pine Lodge for rates
For pre - post stays please contact The Pine Lodge directly.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Saturday, July 13 - Whitefish Lake Institute Program / Downtown White...
Whitefish Lake Institute Program / Downtown Whitefish / Scenic Float Trip

Breakfast: Catered Breakfast in the hotel meeting room.

Morning: This morning we'll join experts from the Whitefish Lake Institute and get a big-picture view of Whitefish Lake and be introduced to the timeline of the area, from its geological formation through today. Scientists will explain the complex food web of the lake, the native and introduced fish species that are found there, and talk about the changes that are brought about by introduced species. And, we'll participate in some guided scientific research of our own. Following the presentation, enjoy some free time in Whitefish. The historic downtown has unique shopping opportunities, numerous art galleries and exhibits, and is very pedestrian friendly. The nearby Whitefish Railway Depot houses the Stumptown Historical Society museum with railroad memorabilia from the turn of the century to today. The 1927 Great Northern Railway Depot is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings.

Lunch: Lunch will be on-your-own to discover the local cuisine.

Afternoon: This afternoon adventure awaits! Grab a paddle and take a guided scenic rafting float trip down the beautiful North Fork of the Flathead River. You'll learn to paddle in cooperation with others as expert leaders guide the raft ride. Following the scenic float, we'll return to the Pine Lodge.

Dinner: Tonight we will have a Catered Dinner in the hotel meeting room. It is our final meal together as we reminisce together about the fun we've had and the friends we've made.

Evening: Closing and conclusion of program.

Lodging: The Pine Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Six: Sunday, July 14 - Independent Departures
Breakfast: Continental breakfast in the Pine Lodge Lobby

Morning: Hotel check-out by 11AM.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences

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