[Cdt-l] Blackfoot Tribal Permits

nathanael lintner nglintner at gmail.com
Thu Mar 24 12:31:27 CDT 2011

You could almost certainly get away with hiking the few miles of CDT across
the Blackfoot Reservation without a tribal permit. Tribal fish and game
almost never check that area. They are more concerned with hunting and

That said, you really SHOULD get a permit. Getting a permit is the honest
thing to do, the tribe needs the money, and you will be promoting good
relationships between the tribal and hiker community. The permits are very
cheap ($10 and good for an entire year) and available at several locations
in every tribal town (ie Mark Howser's store). I think you can also get them
at GNP ranger stations at the same time at you get your park service

However, it is excessive for NOBO hikers to hitch from Marias Pass to East
Glacier to get a permit. The Tribal authorities really wouldn't have a
problem with you hiking the few miles of the CDT from Glacier National Park
to East Glacier and then buying a permit when you got to East Glacier.

Nathanael Lintner

On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 11:09 AM, <bcss at bresnan.net> wrote:

> A bit more info….  A tribal permit is required to hike the trail from
> Marias Pass to E. Glacier.  You will be finishing the Bob Marshall at that
> point so a little time off in E. Glacier will be in order.  I would suggest
> hitching to E. Glacier when you get to the pass, then returning to do that
> as a easy dayhike.  The tribal permit can be purchased at the gas station on
> Hwy 2 and is not very expensive.  The tribe can use the money.
> You can easily hike E Glacier to Two Medicine when you feel rested and they
> will issue all the permits for the rest of the hike to Canada.  There is a
> campground at Two Medicine where you can probably stay with other hikers
> waiting on permits if needed.  If you show up at Two Medicine in the
> afternoon you may have to stick around a day to get the campsites you want,
> but you might get permits starting the next morning.
> best wishes,
> Jerry Brown
> (970) 403-3527    Cell: (970) 749-0496
> mailto:bcss at bresnan.net <bcss at bresnan.net>
> www.bearcreeksurvey.com
> *From:* cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net [mailto:
> cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net] *On Behalf Of *Ralph Alcorn
> *Sent:* Thursday, March 24, 2011 10:47 AM
> *To:* cdt-l at backcountry.net
> *Subject:* Re: [Cdt-l] Canister fuel available in Glacier Natl Park
> stores?
> Thanks for tips re East Glacier. Will contact Mark re resupply needs.
> --
> Ralph Alcorn
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