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Explore Glacier National Park, Montana

July 13-20, 2019 -or- July 20-27, 2019
$3,298

Trip Rating: You Rock! Maximum Daily mileage: 7-12
Terrain: Mountainous hikes with rocks, roots, and steep areas
Elevation gains: Up to 1,000 feet. We’ll be at altitudes higher than 7,000 feet

*** NOTE: The 2019 trips are filled. We encourage you to sign up for our waiting list. No deposit is required for the wait list. See details below. ***

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Savor spectacular scenery on our hikes!

Discover:

* Stunning Hikes

* Glacier-studded mountain peaks

* Wildlife galore

* Dips in glacial lakes

* Vibrant wildflowers

* Towering waterfalls

* Warm camaraderie

* Lifelong memories

* Your own adventurous spirit

Spot mountain goats teetering on mountainsides.

Kick up your feet - after refreshing them in streams.

Make memories!

* See the park’s glaciers before they disappear in the next decade.

* Stand atop towering mountain peaks.

* Polar bear plunge into an iceberg-filled lake.

* Enjoy a wildlife extravaganza! Spot moose, mountain goats, black and grizzly bears, marmots, pika, bighorn sheep, and mule deer. No wonder Backpacker magazine’s hikers voted Glacier one of the top 4 national parks for wildlife.

* Raft the Flathead River’s Middle Fork… kayak and paddleboard across glacial lakes … and horseback ride through mountain meadows.

* Enjoy two boat tours on turquoise glacial lakes.

* Meet other fun women who love the outdoors.

Sit back and savor this view from your deck.

Our Itinerary

Saturday

We’ll meet you at Glacier International Airport near Kalispell within designated time frames. Then sit back and enjoy terrific Montana views as we travel to Glacier National Park’s east side, the prime hiking and wildlife area. We’ll be spending the next 4 nights at Swiftcurrent Motor Lodge.

Sunday

Hike 10 miles on Iceberg Lake trail, which boasts outstanding vistas and mountainscapes. The trail skirts the western flank of 8,770-foot Mount Henkel and gently climbs through patches of aspen, lodge pole pines, and meadows filled with alpine wildflowers. After snacking at Ptarmigan Falls, we’ll continue on through colorful wildflowers and prime habitat for grizzlies, mountain goats, and bighorn sheep. Our destination is dramatic Iceberg Lake, ringed by 3.000-foot cliffs. (Filled with icebergs, this lake begs for a polar-bear plunge.)

Trek through stunning scenery...

...and along pristine lakes.

Look for moose...

...and bear.

Explore some of our country’s
most dramatic scenery.

Admire gorgeous wildflowers.

Kayak or Paddleboard Glacier’s scenic lakes.

Raft the rapids of the Flathead River.

Savor amazing views from the famous
Going-To-The-Sun Road.


Monday

Take a short early-morning jaunt to look for moose at Fishercap Lake. Then enjoy a free day! Rent a kayak and paddle sparkling Swiftcurrent Lake... read on the deck overlooking the lake ... hike a new trail ... horseback ride through mountain meadows.

Tuesday

Hike 8 miles on the fabulous Grinnell Glacier trail, climbing switchbacks on the southern flank of Mt. Grinnell to reach the receding glacier. Enjoy alpine meadows of bear grass and wildflowers, Grinnell Lake’s turquoise waters, and the tumbling waterfall that feeds it. (Hiking high enough to reach the glacier is dependent on snow conditions.)

Wednesday

Admire the stunning turquoise waters of St. Mary’s Lake as we take a boat tour and then hike 3 miles through sun-dappled forests and fabulous flowers, courtesy of the 2015 St. Mary’s fire. You’ll love cascading Baring Falls and roaring St. Mary’s Falls. After hiking, we’ll drive to our Village Inn lodging, nestled along beautiful Lake McDonald.

"This trip was awe-inspiring and empowering!. The hikes challenged me; this wildly beautiful park took my breath away; the animals were incredible; the waterfalls, glaciers, lakes, forests, rocks and wildflowers were too beautiful to describe; and the camaraderie was warm and genuine. This trip is one I’ll always treasure. " ~Moonwalker

Thursday

Enjoy a free morning to breakfast at Eddie’s in Apgar, read on your deck overlooking Lake McDonald, kayak or paddleboard the lake, shop in West Glacier. After lunch, join us for whitewater rafting with experienced guides on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. The Middle Fork is designated a Wild and Scenic River, yet is gentle enough for kids. After dinner, watch the sun set over Lake McDonald … and then linger to watch for shooting stars.

Friday

Our last hike together is 5 miles of beauty. Visit the easternmost rain forest in the U.S. with 500-year-old cedars. Peer down into Avalanche Gorge, where swirling turquoise waters sculpt argillite, moss-covered canyons. Then set off to Avalanche Lake, rimmed on three sides by steep cliffs and waterfalls tumbling from Sperry Glacier.


Saturday

We’ll shuttle you to Glacier International Airport for your trip home, with a ifetime of stories and memories to share with friends and family!

"Thank you for the trip of a lifetime!" ~Fearless

"Words can’t express how much fun and how awesome the Glacier trip was. It will remain one of my absolutely favorite trips. Thank you for leading us, looking out for us, and for all the laughs." ~Sun Gazer

Discover the magic of Glacier!

The trip cost includes:

• 7 nights, double-occupancy, in Glacier National Park’s iconic lodges
• Info-packed hikes guided by friendly, experienced female guides and Glacier ranger
• Shuttles to and from Glacier International Airport within designated time frames
• Transportation throughout the week
• Park entrance fees and permits
• Online photo album of the trip
•Nature-based discussions that foster friendships and self-discovery
• Info booklet packed with hiking and trip tips, plus fun facts about the park, its history, weather, & wildlife
•Most important: Unforgettable views, experiences and stories; a group of new friends; and renewed self-confidence

Registration

This trip is open to 10 women, in addition to the two guides. Hold your spot by printing, completing and mailing the registration form, along with a $500 non-refundable deposit. , or use our convenient Online Registration.--> (Full payment is due 60 days before the trip.)

The whole trip brings a smile to my face and a laugh out loud… ~ "Rowdy"

I knew this trip would be great … I didn’t know it would be spectacular! These hiking trips are like big hugs from God. ~ "Hawk"

These trips give me something to excitedly and proudly discuss with friends and acquaintances … and encourage me to keep fit between trips. ~ "Running Water"

I have been on a quest to find a "life’s purpose" since my husband passed away. Because of this trip, I found it. ~ "Cabin Girl"

How important trips like this are … they rejuvenate you and make you feel empowered! ~ "Sassy"

This was a great "time-out-from-life" destination/adventure. To disconnect from the world for a while brought out the "real me." And I got to hike with 11 other women experiencing similar transformations. I felt closer to my new friends, to myself, and to God. Like the quote says, "Immerse yourself in nature. The world will wait." That’s how I felt — immersed in nature and enriched by it. ~ "Wings"

Thanks for all of your work that made things run efficiently — and for the options. Women could challenge themselves at their own level and feel good at the end of the day. ~ "Cardinal"

What a great trip once again! I really appreciate your knowledge and great leadership. Thanks for sharing your love of nature with others. ~ "Shutterbug"

"Glacier was more beautiful than I ever expected. Exciting to see wildlife … for real! Could it have gotten any more thrilling - walking over and through waterfalls, up rocks, and on the edge of mountains. Wow!" ~Tracker

"You did an awesome job picking the hikes; they were perfect in their challenge, length and beauty! Plus, I formed beautiful friendships with a group of awesome women." Tilly Blossom

"I enjoyed everything about the trip - the women, the discussions, the trails, the mountains, the lakes, the lodging. Wow! A 10!" ~Apple Annie

"Most of my friends and family were surprised that I could (or would want to) do this. I found (and they saw) a different side of me. It was like seeing through different eyes beautiful things I normally miss. We can really do anything…" ~Skeeter