Road trip Part 1 – Glacier National Park June 2016

Road trip to Great Basin National Park and Glacier National Park. Covered just over 3,000 miles in a week. And unfortunately since I couldn’t walk due to my sprained ankle hiking was essentially from the car to the tent or a chair.

Nice thing about both of these parks is that they were very quiet compared to Yellowstone and Yosemite, which made the climate a lot more relaxing. Given we were so far north the sun didn’t set until about 10PM which was awesome. The weather was also very nice, there was rain in the forecast but it never came and temps were around 70-80 during the day and upper 60s at night.

There was free wifi at St. Marys visitor center and good Verizon reception there; but not for AT&T. Looking back, we were planning to do 3 nights at Glacier, but when you can’t walk the activities are pretty limited so we decided to leave after two. On the way out we wanted to get Huckleberry pie from the Huckleberry Patch, was just okay, I think they used canned berries since it was a little early in the season. I would say of all the parks I’ve been to (mostly Westcoast) Glacier and Great Basin are easily my favorites and would highly recommend visiting if you haven’t already.

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4 thoughts on “Road trip Part 1 – Glacier National Park June 2016

    • December 18, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      thank you Timi, I actually have made it to the Tetons. I went backpacking there for two nights. We were doing the Paintbrush divide trail, but couldnt finish it due to the snow pack toward the top. Definitely need to go back there. Do you have any trails recs that I might have missed for either park?

      • December 18, 2016 at 11:09 pm

        Afraid I don’t, Patrick, because it has been years since I’ve been to either park. Because of arthritis and a spinal injury, my last backpacking trips were Uludag, Turkey in 2006 and Mt. Tamalpais and the coastal range in West Marin Co. in 2007. I have had some improvement this year though and plan to do a little bit of backpacking when I’m in Iceland this May. Have you been there?


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