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Old 08-17-2016, 08:31 PM
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In mid/late Sept.

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Old 08-18-2016, 01:55 AM
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Don't know if Going to the Sun road will be open in September. If it is, it will be simply awesome, was there in June just after they opened the road. Here is a picture my son took.
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I will be there Sept 18-21 .... Look for the Floridian getting eaten by a Bear :-)


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We went in june one year, pass was still closed, and it snowed on us. People arent meant to live anywhere it snows in june. Hands down the most amazing park ive ever been to though, just awe inspring.
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Trip we may be there at that time as well. You buy the beer we poor lol. Trying to lone it all up. Ive heard its beautiful.
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It's one of the most beautiful parks I've been to. The mountain goats will graze right up to you. Stick to the trails and watch for grizzlies. I was there about 5 years ago and some young guy went missing. All that was found was a torn up back pack. the temp was in the 90's and I was standing right next to a glacier.


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Glacier is a one of a kind.


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September is one of the best months to me. Kids are back in school, not a lot of traffic, usually closes stuff around Oct 1st. Beautiful time of the year.
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We were there in July. I hope you are planning on spending a few days. We only were there for 2 1/2,days and saw the attractions along the going to the sun road. Avalanche lake was beautiful. I wish I had more time to spend in the park. Hiked the High Line trail and the Loop the second day it was open. We will be going back to see more for sure.
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My folks use to have a ranch in Bigfork so I spent a bunch of time in the park. Good chance of snow by the time you go but GTS road should be open, well worth it to drive ALL the way over, it's crazy how the mountains just end into high plains. Make sure and check out Lake McDonald Lodge if it's still open, the epitome of the classic old railroad summer lodges. Try and get off the beaten path as mentioned as every turn is more beauty. On a sunny day there isn't much in the world that rivals Glacier. Fishing for cutthroat trout right now should be crazy good also. Both Whitefish and Bigfork are cool towns.
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I am headed to Glacier in Mid Sept, will be tent camping for a weekend. Looking forward to the scenery. Headed to Roosevelt National Park in a couple of hours.
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Memories....took my bride there on our Honeymoon and stayed at the Many Glacier Hotel. It was a long drive coming from the east with the pass closed -- but very much worth it. Yes, September will be colder but the game should be very active. When I went to Yellowstone in October, the animals were everywhere and the people were nowhere. Got caught in a sudden snow storm while not prepared but I lived and learned the lesson. I would guess Glacier in September will be close to the same.
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A couple of things about Alaska:

1. Be mindful of the bears. They say to carry pepper spray and wear jingle bells on your shoes while walking in the woods.

2. The old timers will say to not visit Alaska until you are at least in your 40's. It is so beautiful there, every where you visit after will fail in comparison.

3. You do not have to visit a "park" for great views. Just pull over on the side of the road. Just the highway out of Anchorage will knock your sox off!

4. If you are hiking in bear country, and find a pile of crap, it is easy to tell if its from a bear. It smells like pepper spray and has jingle bells in it.
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Montana. Was there last month for a week. For a East coast flat lander it was incredible.

Nice people, amazing little towns, mountains and the weather in July is perfect. Stayed in Whitefish, went to Flathead lake, Missoula for a couple nights too. Love that place.
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I'm planning on hitting it in about a week with my 12 yr old son on my way back east from the Seattle area. Any specific ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Glacier National park is in Montana.

Glacier bay national park is in alaska (my backyard literally).
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Glacier is sweet. It is in my backyard. I live about 18 miles from the park gate. I fish the upper St. Marys lake on a regular basis. I look at the park everyday. It will be awesome. The fall is a really good time to be there. Enjoy your stay and have fun. If you have any questions in particular feel free to PM me. Being where I am at and I work in tourism I would like to think I have a better than average knowledge of the park and area. Be happy to help out if I can.
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Awesome!
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Glacier is sweet. It is in my backyard. I live about 18 miles from the park gate. I fish the upper St. Marys lake on a regular basis. I look at the park everyday. It will be awesome. The fall is a really good time to be there. Enjoy your stay and have fun. If you have any questions in particular feel free to PM me. Being where I am at and I work in tourism I would like to think I have a better than average knowledge of the park and area. Be happy to help out if I can.
Nothing to add ...but you are one lucky mofo. How's winter there? And how long have the crosses for road fatalities been there ? I lost count between gnp and Kalispell.
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Glacier is sweet. It is in my backyard. I live about 18 miles from the park gate. I fish the upper St. Marys lake on a regular basis. I look at the park everyday. It will be awesome. The fall is a really good time to be there. Enjoy your stay and have fun. If you have any questions in particular feel free to PM me. Being where I am at and I work in tourism I would like to think I have a better than average knowledge of the park and area. Be happy to help out if I can.
I won't have more than 2 partial days so not much hiking. Is there a good drive route? recommended places to stay for a night? What's a solid turbo tour?
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