hiking Glacier National Park, Montana

My favourite National Park in North America is Waterton Glacier International Peace Park.

Parks Canada: Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada

United States National Park Service: Glacier National Park

One of our top 10 hikes in the world makes an international circuit of the two parks.

Glacier North Circle

  • 7 days, 6 nights recommended
  • 65miles (104km) plus side trips
  • best months July-Sept

yellow marks the Highline Trail / Ptarmigan Tunnel, North Circle
red arrows point to our recommended campgrounds

That’s your best hike in the area.

If you would rather day hike the best resource online is …

Hiking in Glacier

by Recovering Vagabond

by Recovering Vagabond

Considerations

For a quick overview of that site check out

Glacier National Park: A Day Hikers Overview

Both Waterton and Glacier are very busy during the short high season. That’s one good reason to choose some of the less popular trails.

It’s all great. You can’t lose.

LIFE is an ADVENTURE

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That excellent video was a promo piece for the (now inactive) Adventure.com, a peer-to-peer tours and activities marketplace.

It features community-sourced photos, videos, and first-person narratives as it sits in maintenance mode. Adventure.com CAMPING.

Here’s the story – Adventure.com Failed But What Did It Do Right and Wrong?

Pumalín Park, Chili

Pumalín Park (Spanish: Parque Pumalín) is a … private nature reserve in the Palena Province of Chile, created by the United States environmental foundation The Conservation Land Trust, which was endowed and led by the American business magnate Douglas Tompkins. …

We dropped into to the head office of this private park in Puerto Varas to get an update on progress.

Facilities have expanded since I visited Pubalin 11 years ago. The official map now has 17 campsites, 12 official short trails, 4 hotsprings. We were told there are no official overnight hikes. Yet.

Pumalin

Their website is posted in Spanish and English.

On December 8, 2015, Tompkins was kayaking with five others on General Carrera Lake in southern Chile when strong waves caused their kayaks to capsize. Tompkins spent a “considerable amount of time” in waters 40 °F (4 °C) below. He was flown via helicopter to a hospital in nearby Coyhaique, where he died hours later from severe hypothermia. He was 72 years old …

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Top 25 Hiking Blogs

Check out some of these. I probably link most to The Hiking Life.

The top sites that made this list are ranked according to Alexa (33.3%), Domain Authority (33.3%), Page Authority (33.3%) indicators. …

The Adventure Junkies

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NZtracker – Milford | Kepler | Routeburn

It can be difficult to get a booking for these famous New Zealand hikes. Especially Milford.

nztracker.nz will send you email alerts for available huts so that you can immediately book the most beautiful tracks in the world.

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related – I Spent A Year Exploring New Zealand To Bring Back These Photos And It Blew My Mind