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GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MONTANA

Glacier's Grandeur: Inside Glacier National Park

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Judy Kaplan Apr 22, 2015 at 12:12 PM

Hi, I am going on the Glacier Grandeur trip Jul 6-Jul 11 from San Diego, Calif. Glacier National Park is on my bucket list. I am so excited to go!!
I am traveling as a single. Anyone else traveling on this same trip? Hi, Jeanne, I see you are on the same trip too?
Jeanne Ayers Apr 28, 2015 at 04:32 PM

We will arrive on Flight 2272 around 4:00 on the 6th from San Diego. We will get a cab if you want to share the cab let me know. ja
Judy Kaplan Apr 29, 2015 at 02:09 PM

Thank you, Jeanne, but I am arriving at 1:00 PM on July 6 from San Diego. It looks like it won't work out.
Judy Kaplan Apr 29, 2015 at 02:17 PM

If anyone is coming around my arrival time, perhaps we could share transportation? I am arriving on Delta flight 4522 at exactly12:48 PM


Jeanne Ayers Mar 26, 2015 at 07:44 PM

Trying to plan the Glacier grandeur Jul 6-11 and Glacier Waterton Jul 12 -19. We do not want to rent a car is there transportation from airport to Lake McDonald; between the two trips and trans back to airport from Kalispell at the end?


Roger Tomberlin Jan 25, 2015 at 07:51 PM

We are doing a July 2015 program. We would like to rent a car at the Kalispell Airport and stay in Kalispell for a few days, then drive the car to Glacier for the start of the program. Is there a rental car agency with a drop off near Motel Lake McDonald so we don't have to keep it all week.
Jean Hurston Jan 29, 2015 at 04:44 PM

You will love this trip. We stayed at Kalispel Grand Hotel and loved it. Took the cab from the hotel recommended by RS and it was fine. they came back to get us at the end.


Marilyn Johnson Sep 11, 2014 at 05:31 PM

I'm arriving in Kalispell about 1-2 on this Saturday. Anyone around that afternoon to get together?


Beth Brown Sep 10, 2014 at 09:38 PM

Is anyone planning to use Glacier Charters to go from the airport to the park on Sunday, Sept 14? If so what time?


Marilyn Johnson Sep 10, 2014 at 01:26 PM

I just checked with Road Scholar. This is advertised as "small group", 10-16 participants at most, but there are 40 people signed up. Anyone else bothered by that?
Lynn Sep 10, 2014 at 01:37 PM

Janice Feinstein Sep 10, 2014 at 02:32 PM

We did this trip last month and it was wonderful. Group meetings have the entire group but it breaks into small groups for hikes and for travel along the Going to the Sun Trail.
Marilyn Johnson Sep 10, 2014 at 07:24 PM

Janice - Thanks for the reply. How was the weather? Do I really need waterproof shoes for the boat trip on Lake McDonald?
Beth Brown Sep 10, 2014 at 09:36 PM

I think breaking into small groups will work well.
Janice Feinstein Sep 11, 2014 at 12:55 AM

Waterproof shoes not necessary if you stay on dry rocks when stepping into rafts on the Middle Fork raft trip; some people stepped directly into the water and got wet feet. I usually wore a baseball cap, and hooded jacket over a light sweater and T-shirt. Bring a collapsible umbrella as there was intermittent rainfall. Boat trip on Lake McDonald is simply stepping onto a boat from the pier near the lake. The raft trip worried me in advance but water was calm, no rapids, really relaxing. Do bring a warm sweater that fits under a light rain jacket.
Janice Feinstein Sep 11, 2014 at 12:55 AM

Waterproof shoes not necessary if you stay on dry rocks when stepping into rafts on the Middle Fork raft trip; some people stepped directly into the water and got wet feet. I usually wore a baseball cap, and hooded jacket over a light sweater and T-shirt. Bring a collapsible umbrella as there was intermittent rainfall. Boat trip on Lake McDonald is simply stepping onto a boat from the pier near the lake. The raft trip worried me in advance but water was calm, no rapids, really relaxing. Do bring a warm sweater that fits under a light rain jacket.


Jean Hurston Aug 17, 2014 at 04:46 PM

Would like some examples of warm, waterproof clothing. Am trying to get clothing together for trip Sept 14.
Beth Brown Aug 21, 2014 at 05:05 PM

Jean, I tried to post a reply to you yesterday, but I don't see it here now. Did you see it? Are you still looking for examples?
Jean Hurston Aug 21, 2014 at 06:50 PM

No it's not here. Please try again. Thanks!
Beth Brown Aug 22, 2014 at 02:36 PM

OK. Here's my take on clothes. I have rain pants and jacket, which are good for wind protection too. Hiking pants ove long johns if needed. Wool socks, gloves, and hat &/or scarves. That's pretty much what I took when I went to Alaska a couple of years ago. Hope this helps. :)
Jean Hurston Aug 22, 2014 at 04:31 PM

yes, it does and thank you, Beth!
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Linda Diamond Aug 15, 2014 at 03:32 PM

I'm arriving at Kalispiel airport on August 31 and would love to share a ride to Lake McDonald. My flight gets in early afternoon.
Lily Chin Aug 23, 2014 at 02:41 PM

Linda, I tried posting a comment a few days ago and retrying today. Best bet may be to call Glacier Charter next Wednesday. This is why they gold my yesterday. Depending on how many people need a ride to the hotel, they might use a van.... more people the cost per person will be less. Be sure that you note that you are with the Road Scholar group. Hope this helps.


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