No train for me, I came from Yellowstone which is south. I sandwiched my stay in between storms by waiting out Glacier's first winter storm in Great Falls, Montana. As someone who worked as Glacier said, I was there during their "summer",
all five days of it.
First piece of advice about shooting in Glacier -- bring bear spray. In Yellowstone you are warned repeatedly about bears, but I never saw one.
Glacier, I saw three the first night. Yes, they were far in the distance, but the next morning, you could easily see
a grizzly grazing on huckleberries on the slope above the Two Medicine campground. Does bear spray work? I don't know, but
virtually everyone I saw hiking had it.
Yes, this is an absolutely incredible place. The "Going to the Sun" road is a major attraction, but of
course attracts the most cars. But really, go anywhere and you will be happy. Just be prepared for
I spent most of my time in the Two Medicine area, which is on a couple of lakes, with many great hikes.
It is also not far from East Glacier Park village, meaning you have restaurants, a few lodging choices,
and supplies nearby.
The glaciers will all be gone within 15 years. After that, this will be "Glacier Memorial Park". Still with
a lot of great scenery, but no glaciers.