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    Anyone ever hang at Glacier?

    Planning a trip to backpack Glacier this summer. Pretty sure the campsites I'm looking at all have trees to hang from. Has anyone done that there? Is it even allowed?

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    Also planning a trip to Glacier National Park and looking for information, hang-friendliness, etc.
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    We did a trip late aug. doing the northern loop starting at Logan Pass. There was a lady who we met at the permit office who was doing the same route as we were who was hammocking. She had no trouble finding trees. We had chosen to go to the ground for this trip but would do it again with a hammock.

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    I haven't hung in Glacier, but I've camped near there (Hungry Horse area) a few times. Lots of trees in the area until you get further up Going-to-the-Sun and get above the treeline.

    I *have* however, joined the Middle Fork Flathead River Swim Team... just had to fall out of the raft.
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    You will have no issues. Glacier might be the most beautiful place I have been ! Have fun and don't rush it.
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    Good information! I'm planning a backpack in Glacier this summer/early fall too....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrGreen View Post
    ... Glacier might be the most beautiful place I have been ! Have fun and don't rush it.
    I second that.

    I was there, ('80) and the memories are still vivid! It should be on everyones bucket list. I wasnt a hammock camper then.

    Here's a link to Mr. Prez's trip report. It might help? Several good pics in the post's towards the end.

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    I plan on doing Gunsight Pass. From what I've seen in some reports, there should be trees.

    Thanks for the replies!

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    I know that Hiking in the Smokies has a sister site for Glacier that can be found here: http://www.hikinginglacier.com/ Should have lots of good info for you. Enjoy.

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    I posted this in your other postings.

    If your going to Glacier,,go here and chat,,you will learn everything you ever wanted to know..
    http://glacier.nationalparkschat.com/phpBB3/

    If your planning a hike or trip in Glacier,,learn everything quick, and put in your requests for various loops and hikes asap..as they are booked quickly and even a year in advance sometimes. You CAN walkup however to the various Ranger Stations and sometimes work some hikes out on the first come first serve as they do reserve some areas and hiking trails for walk up,,got to get to Ranger Station to get in line at 5 or 6am at the latest that books hikes with computer service on the hiking schedules. In scheduling hikes thru the mail,,they open the mail on a certain day,,say in April,,in the order the mail is recieved for booking hikes,,so plan and get your requests in NOW!You can learn all of that in that chat forum I gave you,,those people will help you out with any questions and requests,,as they are all Glacier hikers that go every year.
    http://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm

    http://visitmt.com/national_parks/glacier/video_series/

    http://www.nps.gov/glac/photosmultimedia/webcams.htm

    Depending you where you hike,,if your above the tree lines,,you will have to drop below to hang..no stealth camping allowed,,to many Rangers,,so follow the rules and camp in designated campsites. Rangers run the trails constantly and daily. You have to do Glacier at least once in your life time, and you will not be able to see everything even in a 2 week stay. Go west young man,,,go west and enjoy God's Country!

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