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WHITEFISH, MONTANA

Glacier’s Grandeur: Exploring Glacier National Park

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Program #19945RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
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From our base just outside the picturesque town of Whitefish, join us to experience the grandeur of Glacier National Park — so named because its dramatic landscape was carved by glaciers eons ago. Encounter the wonder and splendor of this diverse park during field trips to the Lake McDonald Valley, the Two Medicine area and to the Continental Divide at Logan Pass. Daily field trips are enhanced with the addition of instructors, naturalists, and other experts detailing the variety of life, thundering cascades, mammoth lakes and serrated peaks in one of nature’s greatest works of art.


Highlights

• Discover rugged, glaciated mountains that rise above stunning valleys, lakes and rivers that are home to an array of rare plant life and amazing wildlife from goats to grizzlies.
• Take a scenic float trip down the Middle Fork of the Flathead River and ride the gondola to the summit for a panoramic view of Glacier National Park
• Travel the iconic Going-to-the-Sun Road as you enjoy its spectacular and breathtaking vistas.

Program Notes

The Hotel is at 4,500'. The highest elevation you'll experience during the week is 7,000'. Groups will be split into smaller groups of 10 for daily field trips and hikes.

You may enjoy a comparable educational program with accommodations inside Glacier National Park, "Glacier’s Grandeur: Inside Glacier National Park" (#21016).

Activity Notes

Walk or hike 1 - 5 miles on mountainous, uneven and rocky terrain. Must be able to climb stairs, get in and out of vans and a water raft. Hotel elevation 4,500'. Highest elevation 7,000'.

Coordinated by Black Hills Educational Institute.


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Aug 25 — Aug 31, 2013 waitlist only  

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Included
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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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4.6
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