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Hike Glacier National Park with a Naturalist (#2250)

Date and Time

Saturday, August 13, 2022 - Saturday, August 20, 2022

Location

Glacier NP,
Other U.S.,
MT

Registration

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

Overview

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 moderate to strenuous terrain at a moderate pace, with learning stops along the way. Total group size will be 22 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 some 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 one room cabin. A short walk leads to nearby building with bathrooms and with hot showers. Meals are eaten together in camp, outdoors. Good overall 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 stops for learning and to catch our breath, taking in views along the way. The sights and experiences in this special place are truly unforgettable.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Adult: $1,975 member / $2,075 non-member
*Price includes hikes, lodging, 3 meals a day, and ground transportation. Airfare is additional, and estimated to be $600-900.

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Glacier NP

Activity

Hiking

Status

Open

Difficulty

Hiking 4-5 Moderate to Vigorous

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




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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.

Leader




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John is a 4-season hike leader for AMC NH. He has hiked the NH 48, the NH Winter 48, the NE 67 and is working his way through the ADK 46. John has taught at August Camp and at the NH Cardigan Workshop weekends. As well as hiking, he enjoys biking, kayaking, and most other outdoor activities. John has hiked in over 30 of the US National Parks and monuments and enjoys travelling both here and abroad.