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Glacier National Park - Planning

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I booked some inpark lodging way back several months ago. Two night at Swiftcurrent in Many Glacier and four nights at Rising Sun on St Mary Lake.

I will concentrate on the east side unless I end up flying Kallispell and then I may spend most of the last day in the Lake McDonald.

My main interests are photographing/seeing scenery (hopefully spectacular), wtaerfalls and wildlife (hopefully).

While I do enjoy shorter hikes, the longer ones are becoming harder as I accumulate more issues. To now, while I have avoided "difficult", I have been able to be non-stop throughout the day. We'll see how this year goes.

I'm working on the very easy scenery. Just off the GTTS road and a few other locations. I'll list those in another post.

This post will concentrate on hiking.
This is what I've put together so far hike-wise.

Many Glacier.
I have most of two days before leaving for St May Lake and some sunset photography.

Grinnell Glacier - shortened by taking the shuttle boats. I selected this over Iceberg since it's shorter (though more elevation gain) but mostly because it's got great scenery throughout the hike. This reminds me of Mt Washburn in Yellowstone though it might be harder on the body and easier on the heart.

A selection from Redrock Falls, Apikuni Falls, Swiftcurrent Nature Trail.

Logan Pass
Hidden Lake Overlook
Highline Trail. I selected this because it appears to have great scenery throughout so if I decide to stop part way and return I would be satisifed with what I saw.
Deadwood Falls?

Lake McDonald.
Avalanche Lake / Gorge?

Two Medicine
If I go there it will be on a "daytrip" so I have to allow for an hour driving in daylight each way.

Select from:
Aster Park Overlook that includes Aster Park Falls and Paradise Pt, Twin Falls or Rockwell Falls.

Depending upon how I/m doing I might be able to link together two of these.

Saint Mary Lake
St Mary Falls and Virginia Falls.

All comments and/or recommendations are appreciated. Remove, Add, etc.

Please remember that I don't want to add a 15 mile hike with an elevation gain of 2,000 ft. That might be more than I'm willing to try.

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