Earth Science Field Trip Schedule
Flexibility for weather conditions, bus problems, etc…is essential to having an enjoyable visit to the park. No two school programs are exactly alike, but the following schedule represents a typical trip.
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Travel to the Park
9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Meet Park Rangers at Trailhead
9:45 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Hike and Ranger-Led Activities
Noon - 12:30 p.m. - Lunch and Clean-Up
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Return Hike
1:30 - 1:45 p.m. Bathroom Break and Concluding Activities
2:00 p.m. - Bus Leaves the Park
Did You Know?
Lake McDonald is the largest lake in the park with a length of 10 miles and a depth of 472 feet. The glacier that carved the Lake McDonald valley is estimated to have been around 2,200 feet thick.