I’m going to Glacier Country, Montana!

missoula bear statue

I’ve been fortunate to visit one-third of the national parks in America. But for the past several years, one park I haven’t yet seen has been at the top of my wish list: Glacier National Park.

Next week, I’ll be fulfilling a long-time travel goal when I fly into Kalispell, Montana for a five-day visit. Even cooler is that I’ll be seeing not just the national park itself, but much of surrounding “Glacier Country,” which includes the lakes, rivers and mountains in the northwest part of the state, plus nearby Native American reservations and towns like Whitefish, Columbia Falls, and Polebridge, which has no electricity at all (the small number of homes and businesses run on generators.)

This visit is part of a media trip sponsored by Glacier Country Tourism. Regular readers know that I don’t go on a ton of press trips. I only accept trips (like Puerto Vallarta and the Yukon territory) that offer authentic experiences and unique sights and activities that I think Quirky Travel Guy readers would be interested in. This trip meets both of those criteria by a wide margin.

university of montana

The photos in this post are from my one previous visit to Montana, when I passed through Missoula in 2009 on my way to Yellowstone National Park. This time around, I’m going to be much more fully immersed in activities that allow me to gain a true sense of what Montana is all about. We’re talking bison burgers, fly fishing, jeep tours, and hiking in Glacier NP.

clark yellowstone

I cannot wait to share photos and stories from one of the jewels of the national park system and one of the most beautiful states in America. I’ll be writing about the Glacier trip throughout the month of October, but if you can’t wait until then, follow me on Instagram to check out the most up-to-date pics from Glacier Country. The trip commences on September 15… stay tuned!

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  1. how was i not following you on instagram before?! fixed now.
    alaska is my dream vacation, montana is next. thrilled to experience montana now through your eyes. enjoy!!

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