The rafting season begins!

26.05.2011
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The is no better way  to begin the whitewater rafting season than with an overnight trip! The river is raging, there will be no time for boredom as you crash though the large waves that form this time of year. The Middle Fork of the Flathead River is rising due to the snow melting at higher elevations, the water is cold but with the right gear, whitewater rafting in May/June is very enjoyable and definitely exciting!

The river will carry you between two great mountain ranges, with the Great Bear Wilderness on one side of the canyon [...]

A Spring Fishing Guide to Glacier National Park

18.04.2011
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The snow is melting in Glacier country and Montana bound anglers have been dutifully tying flies as they waited for spring’s return.  There are few places in the world more suited for the annual spring outing than the babbling brooks of one of America’s favorite landmarks.  Indeed, the thought of glacial peaks peering majestically over still waters has been running through the minds of fisherman huddled over small ice-holes for months.

The panoramic views and abundant wildlife are largely responsible for the park drawing thousands of fishermen to the shores of its waterways each year.  You may [...]

They don’t make ‘em like they used to…

25.03.2011
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During some Spring cleaning at Great Northern Resort, we found this old photograph. We love it! It is being framed as we speak. As a commercial outfitter we are not allowed to do this (the US Forest Service and our insurance company would not be amused!), but it would certainly be a very fun trip down the whitewater section of the Middle Fork of the Flathead [...]

Glacier National Park and Great Northern Railway – a parallel history

The restored Red Caboose belonged to the Great Northern Railway
Resting at the top of the country a few miles from Canada, Glacier National Park stands quietly regal – known, but still pristine and largely untouched.  Its tacit splendor has been preserved and draws nearly 2 million visitors each year, though most of those stick close to the roads and hotels and relatively few venture deeper into the heart of the park.

It encompasses more than a million acres, includes two ranges of the Rocky Mountains, and is home to a breathtaking array of plants and animals. An estimated 300 Grizzly [...]