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WHITEFISH, MONTANA

Glacier’s Grandeur: Exploring Glacier National Park

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Program #19945RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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Elevation Note
The Hotel is at 4,500'. The highest elevation you'll experience during the week is 7,000'.

Equipment Requirements
Warm waterproof clothing, 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 Sep 8 — Sep 14, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort, located on Big Mountain, is in a mountainous setting with walking and hiking right outside your door.

Contact info:
3889 Big Mountain Road
Whitefish, MT 59937 USA
phone: 877-754-3474
web: www.skiwhitefish.com

Room amenities: Full kitchen, living room, washer and dryer.

Facility amenities: Workout Room

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call Lodge for information
Call Lodge for availability and information.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, September 08 - Independent Arrivals / Orientation
Afternoon: Check-in anytime after 4 p.m. at the Kintla Lodge. Orientation at base lodge via short shuttle provided.

Dinner: Dinner at Base Lodge after Orientation.

Evening: Free time to get settled in for the week.

Lodging: Kintla and Morning Eagle Lodge, Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort, located on Big Mountain, is in a mountainous setting with walking and hiking right outside your door.

Contact info:
3889 Big Mountain Road
Whitefish, MT 59937 USA
phone: 877-754-3474
web: www.skiwhitefish.com

Room amenities: Full kitchen, living room, washer and dryer.

Facility amenities: Workout Room

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call Lodge for information
Call Lodge for availability and information.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, September 09 - Presentation / Gondola / Summit / Hike
Breakfast: Breakfast at Base Lodge

Morning: This morning we'll be introduced to the Glacier’s Grandeur program. Next we'll ride aboard the "Glacier Chaser" gondola and chairlift — also known as Big Mountain Express — for a 15-minute scenic ride to the 7,000-foot summit.

Lunch: Lunch at the Summit

Afternoon: Depending on the weather, we’ll be led on an informative hike either at the summit or the base of the mountain.

Dinner: At base lodge.

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

Lodging: Kintla and Morning Eagle Lodge, Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort, located on Big Mountain, is in a mountainous setting with walking and hiking right outside your door.

Contact info:
3889 Big Mountain Road
Whitefish, MT 59937 USA
phone: 877-754-3474
web: www.skiwhitefish.com

Room amenities: Full kitchen, living room, washer and dryer.

Facility amenities: Workout Room

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call Lodge for information
Call Lodge for availability and information.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, September 10 - Field Trip to McDonald Valley in Glacier National...
Breakfast: At base lodge.

Morning: After breakfast we'll depart for our first day in Glacier National Park. Our instructors will lead us on hikes and begin to give us a taste of the park’s pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes.

Lunch: Sack lunches in the field.

Afternoon: After lunch we'll continue the exploration with instructor-led hikes and talks. Afterward we'll return to Whitefish Mountain Resort.

Dinner: At base lodge.

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

Lodging: Kintla and Morning Eagle Lodge, Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort, located on Big Mountain, is in a mountainous setting with walking and hiking right outside your door.

Contact info:
3889 Big Mountain Road
Whitefish, MT 59937 USA
phone: 877-754-3474
web: www.skiwhitefish.com

Room amenities: Full kitchen, living room, washer and dryer.

Facility amenities: Workout Room

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call Lodge for information
Call Lodge for availability and information.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, September 11 - Field Trip to Logan Pass via the Going-to-the-Sun...
Breakfast: At base lodge.

Morning: Today we'll enjoy another all-day field trip into Glacier National Park including a drive on the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road (weather permitting). We will make a stop at Logan Pass on the continental divide.

Lunch: Sack lunch in the field.

Afternoon: After lunch we'll continue the exploration of the Going-to-the-Sun Road with instructor-led hikes and talks, where more than 1 million acres of forests, meadows, lakes, rugged peaks and glacial-carved valleys are preserved. Known to Native Americans as the "Shining Mountains" and the "Backbone of the World," the park's diverse habitats are home to nearly 70 species of mammals including grizzly bears, wolverines, gray wolves and lynx. Over 270 species of birds live in or migrate through the park.

Dinner: At base lodge.

Evening: Free evening.

Lodging: Kintla and Morning Eagle Lodge, Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort, located on Big Mountain, is in a mountainous setting with walking and hiking right outside your door.

Contact info:
3889 Big Mountain Road
Whitefish, MT 59937 USA
phone: 877-754-3474
web: www.skiwhitefish.com

Room amenities: Full kitchen, living room, washer and dryer.

Facility amenities: Workout Room

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call Lodge for information
Call Lodge for availability and information.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, September 12 - Field Trip to the Two Medicine Valley in Glacier ...
Breakfast: At base lodge.

Morning: Today we'll enjoy another all-day field trip in and around Glacier National Park, via Highway 2. East Glacier and Two Medicine Valley is a setting of rugged peaks, idyllic lakes, lush meadows and beautiful wildlife.

Lunch: Sack lunch in the field.

Afternoon: Instructor-led walks / hikes and return trip to Whitefish Mountain Resort.

Dinner: At base lodge.

Lodging: Kintla and Morning Eagle Lodge, Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort, located on Big Mountain, is in a mountainous setting with walking and hiking right outside your door.

Contact info:
3889 Big Mountain Road
Whitefish, MT 59937 USA
phone: 877-754-3474
web: www.skiwhitefish.com

Room amenities: Full kitchen, living room, washer and dryer.

Facility amenities: Workout Room

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call Lodge for information
Call Lodge for availability and information.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Six: Friday, September 13 - Whitefish Lake Institute / Downtown Whitefish / S...
Breakfast: At base lodge.

Morning: After breakfast 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. The1927 Great Northern Railway Depot is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings.

Lunch: On your own in Whitefish.

Afternoon: This afternoon enjoy a scenic interpretive float trip down the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. Following the scenic float, we'll return to Whitefish Mountain Resort.

Dinner: We'’ll enjoy our last evening together as we celebrate with our final banquet at Base Lodge.

Evening: Closing and conclusion of program.

Lodging: Kintla and Morning Eagle Lodge, Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Seven: Saturday, September 14 - Independent Departures
Breakfast: At base lodge.

Morning: Hotel checkout by 10 a.m.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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6 nights of accommodations
16 meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips

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