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Glacier National Park: Adventuring with Kids

Glacier National Park: Adventuring with Kids

by Harley McAllister, Abby McAllister


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"Harley and Abby McAllister have thoroughly explored the best sections of the park for families and are sharing their experiences through their recently released book, "Glacier National Park: Adventuring with Kids." The book is family focused and emphasizes what kids and adults like to see and do while providing tips for vacationing, sample itineraries, best bets, hiking and "adventures beyond hiking"—all with families in mind."—Signature Montana

With this guide in hand, families won’t risk having their “Going-to-the-Sun” drive end up feeling more like “Going-to-the-Dark-Side” with grumpy, bored children. Instead they’ll be able to keep the whole family happy and ready for adventure!

• Fun for all ages in one of America’s most stunning parks

• Easy-to-follow organization based on park’s geography

• Kid-tested hikes, historic and natural sights, wildlife viewing, boating opportunities, and more

• Information on the Junior Ranger program found throughout the National Parks Service system

• “Best Bets” and “Top Five Tips” gets everyone out of the car and into the park

• 3-, 5-, and 7-day recommended itineraries make vacation planning a breeze

With an emphasis on outdoor education and fun and an approach that zeroes in on the best options for families, Glacier National Park: Adventuring with Kids is a great resource for parents and kids alike. The McAllisters have a refreshingly honest approach—they acknowledge that kids aren’t going to be excited about views and that, just like adults, little ones and teenagers get cranky when they’re cold or hungry. Parents will feel confident that the adventures they recommend are sure to please.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781680511161
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date: 06/01/2018
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 591,425
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Educator and strategic planner, Abby McAllister's vision for family travel is tailored to outdoor fun, easy education, and nonstop enjoyment. Harley McAllister works as a project manager but is most alive when he is outdoors—especially with his four boys in tow. The couple are also the authors of Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and Utah’s Big Five National Parks, all in Mountaineers Books’ “Adventuring with Kids” series. They live in Spokane, Washington. Visit them online at; on Facebook @Our4Outdoors and on Instagram @NationalParksWithKids.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Top Five Tips for Vacationing in Glacier with Kids 8

How to Use This Book 17

Planning Your Glacier National Park Family Vaction $

When to Go 21

Getting There 21

Suggested Itineraries 25

Adding Adventure to Your Trip 35

Steps for Planning Your Glacier Family Vacation 43

Best Bets 47

Lake McDonald Region 48

St. Mary and Logan Pass Region 49

Many Glacier Region 50

Two Medicine Region 50

Wildlife Viewing 51

Glacier Adventures by Region 63

Lake McDonald Region 63

St. Mary and Logan Pass Region 82

Many Glacier Region 107

Two Medicine Region 122

Your First Glacier Backpacking Trip 147

Glacier Camping and Lodging 157

Safety in the Park 179

Travel Checklists 191

Resources 195

Index 200

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