[cdt-l] Hiking over 4th of July; GNP trail closures

Jeff Braun jbraun at vizsolutions.com
Mon May 14 00:05:32 CDT 2007

Check out the Backcountry guide for details on what campsites can be 
reserved and how many are available for reservations. Looks like 
about 1/2 of the campsite cannot be reserved for dates earlier than 
7/15 and between 0% and 50% are left for walk-ins.



At 10:12 PM 5/13/2007, you wrote:

> >
> > Are we stupid to begin hiking south through Glacier
> > National Park on July 5?  I am worried that we may
> > not get campsite reservations, but I'm hoping to get
> > workable reservations if we show up at a ranger
> > station when it opens.
> >
> > What do you think?
> >
> > Dan
>Most national parks reserve 20 - 40%  of backcountry
>capacity for walk-in reservations.  You should check
>with GNP rangers or Web site.  I've hiked a lot in
>national parks and almost all of them have this type
>of system.  You may have to wait 1 - 2 days before you
>can start your hike (i.e. before they can fit you in).
>  I've never had to wait more than a day.  The key is
>to be flexible; some days you may have to walk further
>than you want, while others are too short.
>Again, I'm not sure about GNP's system, but I would
>assume it is like most national parks.
>By the way, we called GNP today.  They told us that
>all of the trails in the Red Eagle Lake/Triple Divide
>Pass area that were burned last year (and consequently
>closed) are now back open.
>for $500? In 2007? Ha! Play Monopoly Here and Now (it's updated for 
>today's economy) at Yahoo! Games.
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