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Old 04-25-2012, 11:54 AM   #46
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Lookout would be a good choice. The parking lot is literally about 10 yards from I-90, and it's likely they will have some snow.

Boise is quite a long way from Glacier. There is no easy direct route. If you did fly to Boise, you'd likely go over Lolo, not Lookout; Lolo could have some snow, too. The drive through Idaho over Lolo is one of America's great wilderness drives; in 150 miles you might pass three gas stations.

If you don't have tickets yet, I'd recommend Spokane as a cheaper place to fly to; 3 hours from Missoula, or you could take a shortcut to Glacier by going through Sandpoint; Sandpoint is highly cute and above it is Schweitzer where there will most likely be some snow. Missoula flights are often expensive; Bozeman may be cheaper, and Helena has the odd cheap deal. Kalispell is generally expensive though the closest to the park; Great Falls is not that much further but on the other side.

Unless you have a compelling reason to go to Boise, the money you'd spend on more expensive tickets could be offset by less gas. Also note that Frontier flies into Spokane and Bozeman.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:00 PM   #47
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Thanks, I love planning trips like this, hopefully it will happen.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:16 PM   #48
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I'm not even remotely planning a trip to that area and I enjoyed reading that.

Porter--always bringing it.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:36 PM   #49
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yes, great guy, great information
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:22 PM   #50
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Porter is THE reference. My limited experience is Glacier n.p. is a long way from anywhere and well worth it. East side, St. Marys, is more developed and crowded with easier access to the popular high terrain hikes, while West Side, Lake McDonald, is just plain remote but spotted with long beautiful deep water ice blue lakes and dense forests. You can bring a pack animal to carry your camping gear - seriously. Polebridge rocks. West side is also along the way to whitefish and then the long scenic road to Kootenai. East side leads up to the interstate to Calgary. I *might* have a detailed topo hiking map hiding around here somewhere, and if I do I'll bring it over. Honestly, there is so much wonderful there I'd have a hard time taking skis along.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:59 PM   #51
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But Sir I want to ski--

I didn't do a search but remembered that you had made trips to GNP, you've just added more good info. Thank you

I'll pick your brain more
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:49 PM   #52
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Did you post pictures of that trip to Glacier ^^
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:44 AM   #53
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I did not post that one. I didn't see much usable snow either, but I suppose its up there somewhere. Not much brain left to pick over here....
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:04 AM   #54
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Today was my last day of the season. Spent a couple hours this morning at Abasin, it was nice. Beautiful weather, pretty decent snow up top, and hardly anybody around.

Pretty fantastic season overall. 20+ days (which would have taken me 10 years in the southeast), and just a blast! I hope I get to come back at some point.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:58 AM   #55
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Saturday in the Rattlesnake.

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Old 04-30-2012, 07:26 PM   #56
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Beautiful.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:47 AM   #57
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Some of you guys are still skiing out west,it's already Summer here,boat and swimming weather is starting up!
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:23 PM   #58
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Very nice!!!!!!!!
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Some of you guys are still skiing out west,it's already Summer here,boat and swimming weather is starting up!
Last year Abasin closed July 4th weekend. I don't see that happening this year. MTB time it is!
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:52 PM   #60
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Hey SuperOrb.... A-Basin is closing on Saturday.

It's been mountain bike season since February.
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