Glacier National Park
Jan Mussler (mussler@SPOT.COLORADO.EDU)
Mon, 1 Apr 1996 08:40:29 -0700
The train stops near a huge old hotel near the southern end of the Park.
Check out the gardens and old hotel while you're there. We were at
Glacier last summer.
I might suggest that you camp in Waterton Lakes, the Canadian side of the
Park while you're there. I thought the the campgrounds less "touristy"
and the Park more wild. The sites were as nice as any Forest Campground
and showed less "wear". It was crowded on the Glacier side and we had a
hard time finding tent camp sites or any site for that matter. The
sites emptied and filled in the AM, a phenomenon we saw in Yellowstone
If you do decide to try the other trip, I'd frankly skip most of
Yellowstone in favor of either Teton National Park (better hiking and
IMHO prettier) and less crowded. In Yellowstone, travel the west side of
the loop and you'll see most of the geysers and hot springs. Also, if
you take the east entrance out toward Cody, there are national forest
campgrounds, a state park with camping and you will pass, I believe, a
BSA Scout Ranch. Name anyone? Great fishing in the Shoshone River.
>From Waterton townsite, in Waterton Parks, we really enjoyed the Peace
Hike from Canada to the US. You take a boat ride back it you're too
tired to hike. It is guided by both US and Canadian rangers. We also
enjoyed the interpretive show at the Canadian campground we stayed at.
The hike was about 8 miles. My two sons were the youngest to attempt it
last summer (they were 6 and 7 at the time). Course we live at 8500 feet
and it was about 6500 feet there <g>.
If anyone wants to know more, e-mail me and I'll dig out the map.
- - Jan Mussler, DL, Pack 170, Nederland, CO
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