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Jul 8th, 2013, 06:39 AM
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Arriving in Calgary - Then to Glacier NP, MT

I don't know if I should be concerned or not.

My plans are to arrive in Calgary Aug 4 and immediately drive south on Rt 2 to Glacier NP in Montana.

After a week the plan is to drive up to Banff and Jasper for a couple of days.

I expect that we'll be mostly hiked-out by the time we reach Banff so this part of the trip is mostly for scenery and photography. Maybe a few short ones such as Johnston Canyon (for the waterfalls, etc)

Anybody know current conditions and how much progress is being made?
Thanks.
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Jul 8th, 2013, 11:13 AM
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Are you talking about the recent floods? Calgary, Banff and the highways are more-or-less back to normal. Many trails in Kananaskis will be closed for the summer but Banff is just fine. We were golfing in Banff yesterday and everything was just beautiful.
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Jul 8th, 2013, 11:13 AM
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Are you talking about the recent floods? Calgary, Banff and the highways are more-or-less back to normal. Many trails in Kananaskis will be closed for the summer but Banff is just fine. We were golfing in Banff yesterday and everything was just beautiful.
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Jul 8th, 2013, 04:22 PM
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I'm wondering about this myself, especially about trail conditions, I've been checking the updates on the Parks Canada website and a majority of trails are in fair/poor condition. I'm crossing my fingers that there will be much improvement by August.
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Jul 11th, 2013, 08:20 PM
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We just returned from doing this exact itinerary!
Drove straight to Many Glacier, then across GNP to stay in Columbia Falls & then up the west side to Banff.

The trails near Banff/Lake Louise were actually in better condition than many in Glacier.
What we liked best:
Avalanche Lake, Hidden Lake (wet & snow 90% of the trail though)

Tea House in Lake Louise, & Moraine Lake
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Jul 21st, 2013, 11:30 AM
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2idocs,
I'm not going until Aug 4 so I hope everything is back to normal summer conditions in all parks.

As I wrote above, we end with a couple of days in Banff (which I visited a couple of years ago) and Jasper.
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