Want to know a secret? Shh. Lean in a little bit closer. I’m a boomer traveler who’s always wanted to go on a hiking or walking tour. And, that’s just what Alan and I will be doing in September. We’ll be hiking and walking in Montana on a Glacier National Park hiking tour with Road Scholar. For six days, we’ll be watching for wildlife (Alan better have the camera ready for that grizzly bear photo) and gaping at spectacular scenery in Glacier National Park.
Our journey begins in Whitefish, Montana, with a hike on the Danny On Trail. Then, there’s a drive on the Going to the Sun Road, with breaks for hikes, before arriving at Many Glacier Hotel. Check! I’ve always wanted to stay in this isolated corner of Glacier National Park so I’ll finally be marking off an experience that’s high on my boomer bucket list. The trip ends with another journey along the Going to the Sun Road—and more hiking— before arriving back at Whitefish and our accommodations at The Pines on Big Mountain where we started.
This Glacier National Park hiking tour is rated at moderately challenging with hikes ranging from three to twelve miles each (that 12-miler is optional). And, we’ll be led by naturalists who will also be giving lectures to the members of our small group in the evenings.
Stay tuned for more posts about our experience, including what the registration process has been like, how we’re preparing for a hiking trip—it’s back to the boomer fitness focus for Donna—and our actual trip experiences. We’ll be covering our adventure a little bit differently this time with daily photo posts and a description of the highlight of the day followed up with detailed articles once we’re back home. And don’t forget to check out the special Glacier National Park hiking tour board that we’re creating on Pinterest. It’s going to make you want to go with us! And, as always, we’ll be posting photos and experiences on the My Itchy Travel Feet page on Facebook and at Donna’s Twitter account.
Have you traveled on a hiking tour? Post a comment to share your experience. Alan and I are really psyched about this boomer travel adventure!
Disclosure: Road Scholar is providing this travel experience, however the views and opinions are our own.
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A boomer travel and lifestyle authority who is exploring the world one activity at a time. Besides writing and publishing My Itchy Travel Feet, she also writes about boomer travel for My Well-Being Powered by Humana, Make It Missoula and is the author of New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure.