Backcountry Blog

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.

Walking It Off in the Backcountry

September 02, 2016 Posted by: Ranger Carol

Take care of your feet on the trail.

 

Things that Go Bump in the Night

August 12, 2016 Posted by: Ranger Carol

Getting to sleep in Glacier’s backcountry

 

Backcountry Community

August 04, 2016 Posted by: Ranger Emily

Experiencing community in the backcountry.

 

What is a Snow “Hazard”?

July 28, 2016 Posted by: Ranger Carol

Looking at snow hazards in Glacier’s backcountry.

 

What To Bring, What to Leave Behind

July 14, 2016 Posted by: Ranger Carol

This blog will help new backpackers think about gear (the “stuff” you should bring).

 

How to Avoid “Advanced Reservation Heartbreak”

July 06, 2016 Posted by: Ranger Carol

Insider Tips on Submitting an Advanced Reservation Application

 

Paddling in the park

June 28, 2016 Posted by: Ranger Carol

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 Posted by: Ranger Carol

Permit offices across the park welcome backpackers to 2016

 

Hazy Days of Summer

August 24, 2015 Posted by: Permit Writer

Fires may alter your trip plans.

 

Backcountry Relaxing

August 10, 2015 Posted by: Permit Writer

Are hammocks worth bringing into Glacier’s backcountry?

 

Fire Season

August 10, 2015 Posted by: Permit Writer

Another fire has shut down more of Glacier’s backcountry campgrounds.

 

Poop out...side

July 31, 2015 Posted by: Permit Writer

Let’s deal with human waste in the backcountry in the best way possible.

 

Permits Are On Fire!

July 30, 2015 Posted by: Permit Writer

This blog will offer you some help in figuring out the fire closures.

 

A Very Hot Blog

July 06, 2015 Posted by: Permit Writer

Beat this season's heat in the backcountry.

 

International Hiking

June 30, 2015 Posted by: Permit Writer

Regulations to consider when hiking across the international border.

 

The Sound of Wilderness

June 26, 2015 Posted by: Permit Writer

The effort required to leave no trace while camping in Glacier has great rewards...

 

Welcome 2015

June 24, 2015 Posted by: Permit Writer

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. If you didn't put your name into the advanced reservation lottery or your advanced reservation request was rejected –don't sweat yet...

 

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PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936

Phone:

(406) 888-7800

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