Thursday, May 31, 2012

Glacier National Park Fund Announces Friday Hiking Schedule

On most Fridays starting on June 8th through the end of September, staff members from the Glacier National Park Fund (GNPF) will be looking for Glacier enthusiasts to join their Friday hikes. The goals of these hikes are: to share some of the Park’s accomplishments that have been supported by GNPF donors, to talk about the Park’s upcoming events/activities, and to experience the grandeur of Glacier National Park.

A couple of the scheduled hikes visit some of the most popular destinations in the park, such as the Highline Trail to Haystck Butte, Avalanche Lake and Cobalt Lake, but many of the hikes visit places that aren't as well known, such as Firebrand Pass, Huckleberry Lookout, Preston Park, Scalplock Lookout and Cracker Lake.

GNPF warns that weather conditions in Glacier are often unpredictable and can change with little notice. Thus, you need to be prepared for any type of weather - hot, cold, wet or dry. It's also suggested that you bring a backpack, your own water and a sack lunch, a hat, rain gear, sunglasses, sunscreen and whatever else you might need. You're also encouraged to bring a can of bear spray. GNPF does have bear spray available to lend you – upon signing a release waiver.

The complete hiking schedule is posted on GNPF’s website. Please e-mail glacierfund@glacierfund.org or call 406-892-3250 to sign up for any of these Friday hikes.


Jeff
Hiking in Glacier.com

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