Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Best Things Glacier National Park Have To Offer

The following is a guest blog from e-Outdoor.com:

Glacier national Park lies on the U.S. Canada border, passing from the U.S. state of Montana, to the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Spanning over 1583 square miles, the park crosses a number of different terrain and weather types, including lush grasslands, deep pine forests and fast-flowing, deep rivers.

All of this makes for a great vacation for hikers and outdoor explorers, so if you’ve been looking for an excuse to pull up your boots and don your waterproof, a trip to the Glacier National Park might just be what you need. Here are some of the most popular activities.

White Water Rafting

There is a variety of white water rafting clubs out there, including the long-lasting Glacier Raft Company, which has been operating since 1976. There are half day and full day rafting experiences to be had, and if you’re an inexperienced rafter, there are some introductory courses available which are more family-friendly. If you’re particularly interested in seeking a thrill, you can raft in a smaller sport raft or an inflatable kayak, which is sure to add to your sense of excitement. At the end of the trip, you can relax with a delicious, hard-earned meal before you depart.

Lake and River Fishing

Glacier National Park is home to a number of rivers and lakes that are prime angling territory. With a number of different fish such as rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout, as well as grayling and salmon, meaning that whatever you’re looking to catch, there’s plenty of opportunity. Artificial lures and flies are the most popular choices for bait, so come prepared. No worry if you don’t have a large selection, however, as there are a number of fishing tours you can go on where your guide will supply you with popular lures.

Day Hiking

There are a significant number of available hiking trails to discover and adventure along in Glacier National Park. The park itself has its own guide to the trails available at different times of the year, which is great, as different times of the year are open to vastly different weather systems. If you’re going to the park early on in the year, it’s bound to be rather wet – particularly in the lower regions – so wrap up in your thickest waterproof (e-Outdoor.com are a good supplier), and be prepared to experience the majesty of the Glacier microclimate.

So there you have it, some of the best things Glacier National Park have to offer those looking for an adventure.



Jeff
Hiking in Glacier National Park

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