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#1 OFFLINE   the tc life

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 06:34 PM

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK RALLY

AUGUST 17 - 21 2016

GLACIER CAMPGROUND

WEST GLACIER, MONTANA

 

 

 

It is time to return to the Crown of the Continent, Glacier National Park! We will return to the campground the rally was held in 2013. As of right now there are 25 sites set aside for us. We will once again have the "horseshoe" sites, so we will all be in the same area.

 

The Details:

 

RATES: $31.50 + tax (per night)

 

SITES: shaded forested sites. some may not be perfectly level, it is a campground...not a rv resort. No sites have sewer but there is a dump station.

 

CAMPGROUND WEBSITE: http://www.glaciercampground.com/

 

HOW TO MAKE SITE RESERVATION: You MUST call the resort to make your site reservation. During the off season it will be a few days delay for them to return a call. Let them know you are with the truck camper rally for 2016. Making the site reservation is your responsibility.  Credit card is needed to confirm the reservation but payment will be done on site. ALL contact with resort is by phone only.

 

​The Schedule: 

 

17TH - WEDNESDAY: MEET AND GREET

 

18TH - THURSDAY: CARAVAN TO POLEBRIDGE

 

19TH - FRIDAY: HIKE TO AVALANCHE LAKE, CHILI COOK OFF COMPETITION AND 70'S NIGHT.

 

20TH - SATURDAY: RED BUS TOUR TO LOGAN PASS, POT LUCK DINNER AND PRIZE GIVEAWAY

 

21ST - SUNDAY: FAREWELL BREAKFAST

 

OTHER SURPRISES ARE BEING WORKED ON TOO!!!!

 

MORE INFORMATION ON THE RED BUS SIGN UP AND RALLY T SHIRT ORDERING TO COME IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS.

 

 

SIGN UP FOR THE RALLY HERE: http://forms.natcoa....MTRally2016.php

 

 

We look forward to seeing you in Montana 2016, do not miss out on the fun!

 

 

red bus tour info (we will do the western alpine tour): http://www.glacierna...m/red-bus-tours

 

glacier national park info: http://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm

 

picture of the resort map, note...we will be in the"h" sites. the "red" site is the gathering spot. your host is in one of the "purple" sites:

 

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i am pleased to announce that rally shirts will be available for pre purchase. 

 

cost of the shirts is $10.00 each any size.

 

they are 100% cotton shirts. blue with black printing

 

Deadline for ordering shirts is june 1st.

 

all you need to do is email me with your information (name, size and quantities) and i will get it ordered. payment will need to be made prior to ordering. PAYPAL is preferred. it is a more secure way of showing payment for me and you.

 

shirts will be handed out at the rally.  no shipping will be done.

 

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front shirt 2016
back shirt 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 12 August 2015 - 06:52 PM

if anyone has questions in the next couple days, i will be busy in seattle for the next few days. ill get back to you on the 17th.


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Posted 13 August 2015 - 07:56 AM

A strong chance we can make it next year. Wife retiring in Feb. And the vaction days only have to get my days off, no more contract with here days off to deal with. Still it be a days drive or more for us both ways


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Posted 26 August 2015 - 08:06 AM

just under a year to go and there are already 4 rigs signed up for the rally. 

 

the resort is making a spreadsheet so the site arrangements get kept straightened out.  

 

i am very anxious for next year to get back to glacier national park. it is my favorite place on earth. as my own plans get organized in the next few months ill let you all know where ill be camping in glacier before and after the rally, in case you wish to join us. hiking will be in my plans of course.


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Posted 26 August 2015 - 09:50 AM

The before and after thing sound good when driving so far.

About 1500 miles one way from central Iowa

 

 

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 10:13 AM

The before and after thing sound good when driving so far.

About 1500 miles one way from central Iowa

 

 

Roy

 

ill probably camp in the many glacier section and the two medicine section of the park. there was a hike to iceberg lake i could not finish a few years ago due to avalanche chutes still be blocked by snow. then there is a mega hike in the two medicine area i want to do. dawson - pitamakan trail. its 16.3 miles long with just over 2900 foot elevation gain and loss. it can be done in a day but it will be a leave very early and get back at dinner time thing.  or...if just company back at camp when im not hiking...that is great too.


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Posted 26 August 2015 - 10:17 AM

a great book to have for hiking in glacier national park is: http://www.amazon.co...l/dp/0762772530

 

it is the best book i have found for hiking in the park. the best part of glacier is the endless miles of trails to explore. yes, wild animal precautions need to be done as it is grizzle bear habitat. i have hiked many many miles in the park and still have a lifetime of miles to go.


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Posted 27 August 2015 - 05:57 PM

Tammy and I wee just sick about not making the 2015 rally - this seems like a second chance and we are making plans to be there!  We will be driving from NC.  Right now our plans are to leave around the 1st of August, make a few stops at some other Nat'l Parks and make the rally and then head home for the last part of August.  Be making those reservations in the AM!....



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Posted 27 August 2015 - 06:16 PM

Tammy and I wee just sick about not making the 2015 rally - this seems like a second chance and we are making plans to be there!  We will be driving from NC.  Right now our plans are to leave around the 1st of August, make a few stops at some other Nat'l Parks and make the rally and then head home for the last part of August.  Be making those reservations in the AM!....

 

 

right on. i sadly could not make the colorado rally either and i am still bummed about it. 

 

be sure to sign up via the rally link when you are ready to. it helps me keep track.

 

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Posted 27 August 2015 - 09:00 PM

Looking good so far, Dawn and I will probably take a week or so, and visit stuff in Idaho along the way :)


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Posted 28 August 2015 - 03:54 AM

Looking good so far, Dawn and I will probably take a week or so, and visit stuff in Idaho along the way :)

 

that would be great to see you there. good to hear you are working on getting back on the road!


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Posted 28 August 2015 - 09:38 AM

Finally they are going to pick up my wife's contract. And she decided to hold off retiring till I can. Will be in Dec before we know if we can make it or not. Like to meet most of you all. Those from the east may or not attend and that's understandly just like for us the distance and time to get there and expense. Wonder what Country Camper has in mind? this coming year. I love the High Country don't want to live there just love the views.


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Posted 28 August 2015 - 11:14 AM

well, our current plan, and I use that word 'plan' loosely, is to go up to Alaska and return thru Glacier. The current "plan" is to depart home mid June and arrive at Glacier on the 16th or 17th. But, this is a year away and lots of things can change.
 


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Posted 28 August 2015 - 01:32 PM

If at all possible, try to visit Waterton Lakes National Park which is really part of Glacier NP but with a very different but equally spectacular geography.

Waterton is on the Canadian side of the border and should not be missed.

There is also a hike from the Canadian side of the border where you will be accompanied by both a Canadian Ranger and an American Ranger.  The hike crosses the international border and you will need a passport - which when stamped at the customs office out there in grizzly bear country - which makes it one of the most unique passport stamps that you can get.



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Posted 28 August 2015 - 03:58 PM

Finally they are going to pick up my wife's contract. And she decided to hold off retiring till I can. Will be in Dec before we know if we can make it or not. Like to meet most of you all. Those from the east may or not attend and that's understandly just like for us the distance and time to get there and expense. Wonder what Country Camper has in mind? this coming year. I love the High Country don't want to live there just love the views.

 

 

people come from all over for the glacier rally, its a favorite spot. in the past years we have had people from new hampshire, florida, virginia and so on. hope it works out that you can attend.


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Posted 29 August 2015 - 11:26 AM

The before and after thing sound good when driving so far.

About 1500 miles one way from central Iowa

 

 

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Looking forward to seeing you and Gaye next year so we can talk about your latest Lund project. ;-)


well, our current plan, and I use that word 'plan' loosely, is to go up to Alaska and return thru Glacier. The current "plan" is to depart home mid June and arrive at Glacier on the 16th or 17th. But, this is a year away and lots of things can change.
 

 

I think we are changing up our Alaska travel itinerary to come into Glacier before heading home. :D


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Posted 29 August 2015 - 01:33 PM

I think I messed up. our plans are to leave home mid June, travel to Alaska, then go to Glacier and the rally in Mid Aug.

I was not very clear the first time.

 

Sorry about that.


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Posted 29 August 2015 - 06:24 PM

I think I messed up. our plans are to leave home mid June, travel to Alaska, then go to Glacier and the rally in Mid Aug.

I was not very clear the first time.

 

Sorry about that.

 

I think that is what we are doing too. Should have been clearer on my post. ;-)


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Posted 29 August 2015 - 07:24 PM

V.I.

How long and tough is the hike ?

Sounds like a neat deal.

 

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 04:10 AM

avalanche lake hike is 3.1 miles one way with only a 505 foot elevation gain. it is a great hike and one i have done many times. when you arrive to avalanche lake the views are amazing.


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