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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-08-2013, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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Glacier Natl Park

Anyone ever backcountry camp in Glacier? Or spend any time up there for that matter?

Was hoping for a recommendation on a good tent site #. Heading up last week of August, and looking to spend a couple days in Glacier before heading down to Salmon, Id for couple days.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-09-2013, 12:51 AM
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Re: Glacier Natl Park

I worked for a outfitter south of there closer to Missoula. drove through the park one day. beautiful place
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Re: Glacier Natl Park

HD...my wife and I spent 5 days in Glacier about 10 years ago. Like Woodsman said, an absolutely beautiful place. We didn't do any camping this time around, so I can't advise on a tent site(s). But then again, I'm not sure there is a bad camping area in Glacier! I think you'll be happy with whatever you choose. Generally, the west side is a little less crowed, and the east side gets a few more folks. Bears are plentiful, as I'm sure you know, as are wolves, wolverines and cats. When we were there, we were amazed at the number of folks that we talked to that come back year after year. But now we understand why. It really is the crown jewel of America's national parks. Enjoy.
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Re: Glacier Natl Park

I backpacked to Red Eagle Lake and another backpack trip to Poia Lake . Both were good hikes , but the Poia Lake trip was exceptional because we came face to face with a grizzly bear at nine steps away . My legs turned to jelly as the beast sniffed the air and moved off the trail in silence . Being 8 miles from the trailhead it was a bit of nerves for sure .Scenery was fantastic !

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Re: Glacier Natl Park

I camped at Sprague creek, but that was back around 2001. Small campground on the shore of lake mcdonald. No reservations at this site. Not sure how long your staying but make the trip up to Logan Pass, if you drive up one side and down the other its a full day loop. The hike up to Avalanche lake is pretty easy, the fishing isn't outstanding but there are cutthroats in the lake.
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We packed in to Red Eagle Lake and also Hidden Lake. Caught a ton of fish at Hidden Lake and not so many at Red Eagle. Red Eagle is about 8 miles and Hidden was 4 miles I believe. Both great hikes, but Hidden was better fishing. We spent the night back at Red Eagle and it was incredible... Quiet, peaceful and relaxing.

Where have you been? I had to work late... Oh these? Yeah, it was 'camo day' at work again .
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it was incredible... Quiet, peaceful and relaxing.
That's what it's all about.

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Re: Glacier Natl Park

Peppy,when I hiked in to Red Eagle Lake the night was a bit nerve racking.Bear tracks galore ! You are right -a beautiful setting .

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Peppy,when I hiked in to Red Eagle Lake the night was a bit nerve racking.Bear tracks galore ! You are right -a beautiful setting .
Oh yeah, we saw bear tracks and fresh scat. And to top things off, a few days before we hiked in a couple (I think from Ohio) were attacked in Glacier Park. We tied 'bear bells' to our packs just to alert bears ahead of us to move along. Not sure if it helped or not, but we did not have any close encounters with bears.

Where have you been? I had to work late... Oh these? Yeah, it was 'camo day' at work again .
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