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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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Edward from Rock Hill, SC Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/15/13 - 09/21/13
A great Program that gives you a wonderful view of Glacier. Well worth the week investment of time.

Maurine from Los Angeles, CA Number of programs attended: 22
Date attended: 09/15/13 - 09/21/13
This is an outstanding program, especially if you like the great outdoors and the opportunity to walk/hike in one of the most beautiful places in the US.

John from Moraga, CA Number of programs attended: 18
Date attended: 09/08/13 - 09/14/13
Glacier National Park is an experience everyone should have. Here is the Continental Divide; here are U.S. glaciers, alas fast disappearing; here are mountains most awesome; ane here are lakes, so blue, sometime sort of greenish, and so restful.

Edmund from Durham, NC Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/08/13 - 09/14/13
This is a spectacular part of our country, the leaders/guides were outstanding, accommodations were excellent and the train (Amtrak's Empire Builder) trip to Whitefish added greatly to the unique experience.

Diana from Adkins, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/25/13 - 08/31/13
The trip to Glacier National Park was both inspirational and educational. I highly recommend it.

Barbara from East Lansing, MI Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 08/11/13 - 08/17/13
The beauty of Glacier National Park is outstanding. The overall program was excellent - the lectures and hiking choices fulfilled all my expectations for another wonderful Road Scholar experience.

Jane from Overland Park, KS Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 08/11/13 - 08/17/13
The Crown of the Continent is fantastic. This was a good overview of Glacier, animal behavior, and how climate change is affecting our parks. Enjoyed every day!

Sharon from Carmichael, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 08/04/13 - 08/10/13
The landscape at Glacier NP is amazing and beautiful. Each day there were three levels of hiking based on distance and altitude change to choose from. This was a wonderful feature that allowed us to decide each day what activity level we each wanted.

Donna from Wheat Ridge, CO Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 08/05/12 - 08/11/12
I thoroughly enjoyed my program. The scenery is beautiful and I enjoyed the hiking. I really enjoy visiting national parks. The condo was very nice and the secure underground parking was a plus. The instructors were very knowledgeable and tried to make the program as enjoyable as possible. I am now friends on Facebook with one of the leaders and two of the participants.

Richard from Montgomery, IL Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 08/26/12 - 09/01/12
This is a wonderful introduction to the park and the area. We had been to Glacier several times before as campers but have never had the in-depth exposure to the park that this program provided. The instructors were outstanding and their field knowledge impressive.

William from Boulder, CO Number of programs attended: 19
Date attended: 09/02/12 - 09/08/12
The week was great in every way. The staff and educational presentations were excellent. Also the accomodations and food. All the participants were friendly and fun to be with. The scenery magnificent. Bruce MacKenzie

Margie from Edina, MN Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/02/12 - 09/08/12
This was a wonderful trip! The program, the leaders, even the weather exceeded my expectations. The participants were friendly, lots of fun and most helpful. Great memories!

Jayne from Glen Ellyn, IL Number of programs attended: 19
Date attended: 09/02/12 - 09/08/12
This program was one of the best US programs we have attended. It was well organized and all instructors were well prepared. The accommodations were excellent and the scenery couldn't be better.

Sue from Indianapolis, IN Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 08/26/12 - 09/01/12
Every program we've attended has been an adventure for us, with never a disappointment. Knowledgeable instructors, cordial and organized leaders, programs beyond our expectations,and very interesting fellow travelers. We love Road Scholar!

Becky from Radcliff, KY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/19/12 - 08/25/12
The accomodations are lovely but very far from the park...long driving distances most days...and one could not hear the speaker at all if sitting in the back of the van. If you want good food, you will NOT get it on this trip! It was very bland and no choices at all. We had a new and very inexperienced trip leader. Our program presenters were GREAT! Overall, we loved this area of Montana but felt this was a very weak trip.

Karen from Forest Park, IL Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 07/08/12 - 07/14/12
This trip was wonderful! Ed Leiser was an amazing leader. He's laid back, and has a passion for what he does. He loves to share his knowledge, as did all the instructors on this trip. The accomodations were very nice. It was great to stay in one place all week. My only complaint on this trip is the food and the dining area. The food was done as inexpensively as possible. Also, it should NOT be indicated that vegetarian is an option. Ed and Mully's has no idea what vegetarian fare is. They can barely make a half-way decent "regular" meal - although the salad was good! The dining area reportedly is ready to be torn down, and you'll see why! All in all a great trip but it costs a fortune to fly to Kalispell, so stay a while longer if you can afford the time. There's plenty to see!

I did find it interesting that this is the only trip I've been on that did not give us an evaluation to complete at the end. ??

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