Hike Glacier National Park with a Naturalist (#2050)

Date and Time

Saturday, September 5, 2020 - Saturday, September 12, 2020


Glacier NP,
Other U.S.,


Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).


Enjoy the spectacular beauty of Glacier National Park, Montana on day hikes, accompanied by naturalists from the Glacier Institute (GI). This annual AMC Adventure Travel favorite fills quickly, so apply early. We will explore the geology, ecology, wildlife and wildflowers of this vast and pristine ecosystem often referred to as the "Crown of the Continent". Our hikes will cover 7 to 12 miles most days, over moderately strenuous terrain at a moderate pace, with learning stops along the way. Total group size will be 20 AMCers (including leaders), split into two hiking groups per day on different trails. Each hiking group will have a Glacier Institute Staff Naturalist along. On three of our day hikes we will be joined by an additional outside expert who will educate us on topics related to that day's trail (wildflowers, wildfire ecology, etc.). Two evening educational programs will be offered in camp. Housing is in GI's rustic (basic) hostel-style cabins in the western part of the Park. There are five single beds per cabin. A short walk leads to nearby buildings with bathrooms and with hot showers. Meals are eaten together in camp, outdoors. Good over all fitness and recent hiking experience is required, as we will be hiking on six consecutive days. The hikes are moderate to strenuous, but we will have some stops for learning and to catch our breath, take in views along the way. The sights and experiences in this special place are truly unforgettable.

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $1,700 member / $1,800 non-member
*Price includes hikes, lodging, 3 meals a day, and ground transportation. Airfare is additional.

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2050 Prospectus

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Glacier NP




Wait Listed


Hiking 4/5 Moderate to vigorous


Adults (18+)


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Erika leads for the Boston and Southeastern Massachusetts chapters, as well as AMC Adventure Travel. Erika has planned and led AMC Adventure Travel trips to Tanzania (Mount Kilimanjaro trekking and safaris), Glacier National Park, and Nepal's Everest region. Erika previously served on the Adventure Travel committee, and as SE Mass chapter hiking chair.


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John has been an active four-season hike, Nordic ski and backpack leader for the Connecticut Chapter for the past 18 years. In addition, John is a graduate and past instructor for the AMC's Mountain Leadership School based in Crawford Notch, NH. Most recently, he led a day hiking in Death Valley AMC trip, a 10-day backpacking trip to Scotland and day hikes in the Canadian Rockies. John is also the Past Chair of the Club-wide Conservation and CT-AMC's Education committees.