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Old 07-29-2006, 01:34 PM   #1
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Anyone have suggestions for Glacier NP and Yellowstone NP sites? We'll be there about the middle of August. I'm able to get around a bit, but not for long walks as I'm 100% VA disabled.
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Anyone have suggestions for Glacier NP and Yellowstone NP sites? We'll be there about the middle of August. I'm able to get around a bit, but not for long walks as I'm 100% VA disabled.
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Old 07-29-2006, 03:47 PM   #3
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Don't know much about Glacier, but the wife and I spent a summer in Yellowstone. First off, make reservations. Without them, you are SOL.
The size of your rig also dictates where you stay. We worked at Fishing Bridge and there is an RV Park there, however they stack them in like cordwood.
To do any sightseeing in Yellowstone, you will need a toad. Alot of the park can be enjoyed via auto, however some parts do require a lot of trail walking.
As I said, we were employees of Delaware North, so our RV parking was better than that of the tourist and we were at Fishing Bridge. If you are unable to get into the park, there are parks in West Yellowstone, which is a short drive from Old Faithful and other points of interest, however they too are a little pricey.
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Old 07-30-2006, 05:41 AM   #4
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Hi George, We visited Glacier NP and Waterton PP in Canada last August. We stayed at the KOA in ST. Mary's,MT because it is central to both parks and crossing the border there is quiet and traffic-free. You''re about 1/2 mile from going-to-the-sun highway entrance. Do not attempt to drive your MH up there, the road is very twisty, narrow, and lots of road work all the time due to rock-slides. We took a tour bus instead of driving our 1T truck, not the red bus the park runs though. They have open tops, no heat, and we passed many with wet, cold riders. Ours was a small school bus type. Glacier is really nice that time of year, lots of bear munching on everything to fatten up for the winter,etc. We did not however continue West on US 2 around the bottom of the park, that's another trip for us. I drove US 2 from WI all the way to Glacier, not worth it, I will use I90 next time and bypass the most nothing I've ever seen. I even got accused of a drive-off from a filling station in ND, they sent the sheriff after me, good thing I always get a receipt or it would have been a real problem. Carry a birth certificate and picture ID for border crossings. Passport is preferred, and will soon become mandatory.
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Thank for the info. I believe we plan to stop at the southern part of Glacier. There's also a military base nearby that we'll check out.

Upon leaving Yellowstone, we will drive NE to pick up I-90 as we want to spend a couple days in Deadwood, SD. The last time we were there, we didn't do much sightseeing. We went south to Custer Park.

We will then take I-90 east and enter Canada in Detroit (we plan on taking our passports) and then over to VT and down into NH.

If you're ever on I-80 in Nebraska, don't forget to visit the North Platte River Road museum...it's awesome and educational.
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You might find it less of a hassle to pick up I69 and cross at Port Huron/Sarnia and then take 402/401/403 to cross into NY state. Less traffic, easier crossing and a generally more pleasant drive without the traffic snarls that regularly occur in Detroit. Might even sve a couple of miles. We commuted Sarnia to Windsor via Port Huron/Detroit for about 20 yrs (it saved about 70 miles a day...)
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Thank Groveite. We may give that a try although we're thinking of staying one night at the military base just north of Detroit.
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Did the recent heatwave do away with any more glaciers? Last count was 27. Down from original 50 when park was established. I have to get there before they're all gone myself. Estimate about 40 yrs. maybe sooner if overall heat rise continues.
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eandy, Last August the park ranger said the revised estimate for glaciers is 2020.
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