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GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MONTANA

Health and Hiking in Glacier National Park

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Program #14168RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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
Hotel's elevation is 3,200'; Hikes will have 500' to 2400' elevation gains.

Itinerary for Sep 15 — Sep 21, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: An historic Chalet in it's original turn of the century setting - no phone, no tv's, just super service and scenery.

Contact info:
N/A
West Glacier, MT 59936 USA
phone: 406-888-5000
web: www.beltonchalet.com

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

Additional nights before: Call the Chalet for details
Call the Chalet for details

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, September 15 - Independent Arrivals / Orientation / Evening Pres...
Afternoon: Check-in anytime after 4PM. Orientation to begin at 5PM.

Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining room following Orientation.

Evening: This evening we'll be treated to a presentation on a fascinating overview of the Crown of the Continent.

Lodging: Belton Chalet

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: An historic Chalet in it's original turn of the century setting - no phone, no tv's, just super service and scenery.

Contact info:
N/A
West Glacier, MT 59936 USA
phone: 406-888-5000
web: www.beltonchalet.com

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

Additional nights before: Call the Chalet for details
Call the Chalet for details

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, September 16 - Hiking field trip in Glacier National Park / Even...
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.

Morning: This morning we'll head to Logan Pass to hike the Hidden Lake trails. Hidden Lake Overlook and trail are spectacular with a combination of alpine meadows, argillite and ripple-marked rocks from the ancient Belt Sea. The upper trail climbs past moraines and waterfalls. Keep your eyes peeled for mountain goats that like the steep area. Hike ranges from 3 to 6 miles round trip and will have an elevation gain anywhere from 460' to 800' depending on trail choice. Trail subject to change due to weather or animal induced closers.

Lunch: Sack lunch in the field.

Afternoon: Continuation of hikes and return trip to Belton Chalet.

Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining room.

Evening: This evening we'll learn more about Glacier National Park with a presentation by a local expert.

Lodging: Belton Chalet

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: An historic Chalet in it's original turn of the century setting - no phone, no tv's, just super service and scenery.

Contact info:
N/A
West Glacier, MT 59936 USA
phone: 406-888-5000
web: www.beltonchalet.com

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

Additional nights before: Call the Chalet for details
Call the Chalet for details

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, September 17 - Hiking field trip in Glacier National Park / Even...
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.

Morning: This morning you'll choose between a hike at Siyeh Pass or Piegan Pass. Piegan Pass, named for the Piegan tribe of Blackfeet, is a hike that crosses through subalpine forests and meadows bursting with wildflowers. As the trail gains altitude, Piegan Glacier is visible above. Siyeh Pass trail splits from the Piegan trail and crosses through an array of different ecosystems, virtually portraying the park's diversity in one hike. Hikes range from 9 to 10.3 miles round trip depending on trail length choice. Elevation gain will range between 1600' and 2400'. Trail subject to change due to weather or animal induced closures.

Lunch: Sack lunch in the field.

Afternoon: Continuation of hikes and return trip to Belton Chalet.

Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining room.

Evening: This evening we'll learn more about Glacier National Park with a presentation by a local expert.

Lodging: Belton Chalet

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: An historic Chalet in it's original turn of the century setting - no phone, no tv's, just super service and scenery.

Contact info:
N/A
West Glacier, MT 59936 USA
phone: 406-888-5000
web: www.beltonchalet.com

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

Additional nights before: Call the Chalet for details
Call the Chalet for details

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, September 18 - Hiking field trip in Glacier National Park / Even...
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.

Morning: This morning we'll head around the southern tip of Glacier National Park to the Two Medicine area. Hiking at Two Medicine is in a class by itself. Here, hikers find a remote solitude even on the most crowded hot summer days. Twin Falls hike is a shorter hike that takes you to a double flume of cascades. Continuing on the Upper Two Medicine Trail you'll discover avalanche gullies and a back country beauty in a class by itself. Hikes range from 3.6 to 9.8 miles round trip depending on trail length choice. Elevation gain will range between 80'' and 500'. Trail subject to change due to weather or animal induced closures.

Lunch: Sack lunch in the field.

Afternoon: Continuation of hikes and return trip to Belton Chalet.

Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining room.

Evening: After dinner we'll have a presentation covering more of the historic cultures and entertaining stories of Glacier National Park and the surrounding area.

Lodging: Belton Chalet

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: An historic Chalet in it's original turn of the century setting - no phone, no tv's, just super service and scenery.

Contact info:
N/A
West Glacier, MT 59936 USA
phone: 406-888-5000
web: www.beltonchalet.com

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

Additional nights before: Call the Chalet for details
Call the Chalet for details

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, September 19 - Hiking field trip in Glacier National Park / Even...
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.

Morning: This morning we'll head back up to Logan Pass via the Going-to-the-Sun Road to hike the Highline and Haystack Trail. This trail is a wildflower packed trail with high cliffs running along the Garden Wall. This trail has great potential for spotting bears. Hikes range from 5 to 11.6 miles round trip depending on trail length choice. Elevation gain will range between 600' and 800'. Trail subject to change due to weather or animal induced closures.

Lunch: Sack lunch in the field.

Afternoon: Continuation of hikes and return trip to Belton Chalet.

Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining room.

Evening: Following dinner we'll be treated to a fascinating presentation on medicinal plants.

Lodging: Belton Chalet

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: An historic Chalet in it's original turn of the century setting - no phone, no tv's, just super service and scenery.

Contact info:
N/A
West Glacier, MT 59936 USA
phone: 406-888-5000
web: www.beltonchalet.com

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

Additional nights before: Call the Chalet for details
Call the Chalet for details

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Six: Friday, September 20 - Hiking field trip in Glacier National Park / Orga...
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.

Morning: This morning we'll head to a very low populated hike in the Marias Pass area. Autumn Creek trail enters near Bear Creek and runs below Elk Mountain. This hike will be a 6 mile round trip hike with a 240' to 1040' elevation gain depending on route choice. Trail subject to change due to weather or animal induced closures.

Lunch: Sack lunch in the field.

Afternoon: Continuation of hikes and return trip to Belton Chalet.

Afternoon: Later this afternoon we'll enjoy an Organic Wine Tasting Class with a local wine expert at the Belton Chalet.

Dinner: We'll enjoy our last evening together as we celebrate with our final banquet in the hotel dining room.

Evening: Closing and conclusion of program.

Lodging: Belton Chalet

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Saturday, September 21 - Independent Departures
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.

Morning: Hotel check out by 11AM.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips

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