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Glacier NP and Road Trip (maybe other National Parks too?)
Posted July 30th, 2012 - 12:01 am from New York, United States
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Posted July 30th, 2012 - 12:32 am by from Kalispell, United States (Permalink)
Don't have that time space available but flying into Glacier International at Kalispell, MT is your best bet. Glacier is only 30 miles away (vs Billings 450 miles away). Keep in mind that mid-August there is a greater chance that it can be tricky weather-wise and it could be snowing in the high country. The upside, fewer people in the park.

HTH,
Dennis

Posted July 30th, 2012 - 1:06 am from New York, United States
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Posted July 30th, 2012 - 4:47 pm by from Victorville, United States (Permalink)
I'm road tripping it up at the end of the month of August from LA for a week, depending on when I make it up there. Let me know if you want to hang out. I have an annual national park pass and was hoping to hit Yellowstone and grand Tetons on the way home.
Kelly Fitz

Posted August 6th, 2012 - 2:25 pm by from Great Falls, United States (Permalink)
Have you checked airfare into Great Falls? With Frontier Airlines now there the prices have come down. Great Falls is about 3 hr south of Glacier and 4 hrs to Yellowstone.

Jeff

Posted August 7th, 2012 - 4:48 am by from Missoula, United States (Permalink)
The cheapest way to fly into KGPI is to fly to KLAS, then take Allegiant from KLAS to KGPI. I can't travel far, but if you stay in Kalispell, I could probably take you up to the park if you chip in on costs!

Posted August 14th, 2012 - 9:15 pm by from Bozeman, United States (Permalink)
Etan, you might also want to try Bozeman (BZN). They just started offering direct flights from NYC. It's also a goof jumping off point for exploring Yellowstone country. If you're overnighting around BZN, I might be able to host you and even show you around. I used to be in the adventure travel business, and would be happy to give you any tips you'd like.

A couple of notes: If you are doing any serious hiking in the mountains of MT this time of year, you might want to invest in a can of bear spray and read up on bear safety. Also, the wildfires have been fairly bad this year, so smoke and haze are pretty prevalent.

Enjoy big sky country!

Posted August 15th, 2012 - 3:10 am from New York, United States
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