About This Blog
Welcome to the Summer Backcountry Permit Blog! Every week we’ll try to keep you updated with current information or interesting tales of the Glacier backcountry.
A Chalet Experience
July 24, 2018
A visit to Sperry Chalet
It's Time to Transition to the Sun
June 20, 2018
Walking It Off in the Backcountry
September 02, 2016
Take care of your feet on the trail.
Things that Go Bump in the Night
August 12, 2016
Getting to sleep in Glacier’s backcountry
August 04, 2016
Experiencing community in the backcountry.
What is a Snow “Hazard”?
July 28, 2016
Looking at snow hazards in Glacier’s backcountry.
What To Bring, What to Leave Behind
July 14, 2016
This blog will help new backpackers think about gear (the “stuff” you should bring).
How to Avoid “Advanced Reservation Heartbreak”
July 06, 2016
Insider Tips on Submitting an Advanced Reservation Application
Paddling in the park
June 28, 2016
Don’t want to hike to your backcountry site? Glacier National Park offers opportunities to canoe/kayak to a backcountry campsite.
Permit Offices Are Ready for 2016
June 07, 2016
Permit offices across the park welcome backpackers to 2016
Hazy Days of Summer
August 24, 2015
Fires may alter your trip plans.
August 10, 2015
Are hammocks worth bringing into Glacier’s backcountry?
August 10, 2015
Another fire has shut down more of Glacier’s backcountry campgrounds.
July 31, 2015
Let’s deal with human waste in the backcountry in the best way possible.
Permits Are On Fire!
July 30, 2015
This blog will offer you some help in figuring out the fire closures.
A Very Hot Blog
July 06, 2015
Beat this season's heat in the backcountry.
June 30, 2015
Regulations to consider when hiking across the international border.
The Sound of Wilderness
June 26, 2015
The effort required to leave no trace while camping in Glacier has great rewards...
June 24, 2015
To catch you up on what has happened so far…we are excited to announce that we have finished processing the last of the advanced reservation permits. The total count for accepted and rejected applications…2981! This is definitely a record for this park considering our short summer season. Congratulations to those who got a trip –we'll see you soon.
Last updated: July 24, 2018