Glacier and Waterton August 21-28, 2019

Hi, I'm Audrey and this will be my first Road Scholar trip, and first trip to Glacier & Waterton.  Anyone else taken this trip and have any specific advice about what to expect, both positive and negative?  Thanks!

  • I'm not on this trip but I live "next door" in Idaho, lol and travel to Yellowstone a couple of times a year. Expect temps at night to be at or below freezing so have a jacket, light gloves and warm hat. Daytime temps may be warm. The layering combo I use to start every day in Yellowstone is actually - SS Tee/LS DriFit quarter zip/puffy vest/waterproof rain jacket with hood. I start out with this in the AM and peel as it warms thru the day, then start adding back as the sun starts to set or if there is a thunderstorm that brings down the temps. I wear jeans or capris - but always try to have the other one with me in the car to swap out if needed.

    So far we've not had a lot of fire in the West this year altho things are drying out. There may be smoke during your visit but it's too soon to tell. Here is a link to Montana Air Quality (everything looks really good today!) and another wider look at air quality.

    svc.mt.gov/.../

    airnow.gov/index.cfm

    Not sure where you are from and if you have any kind of puffy vest but if you are a Costco member, take a look at their 32 Degree brand vest. It's $16.99 online, maybe a dollar less in a warehouse store. I got one 2 years ago and have worn the heck out of it. This years is polyfill instead of down but it feels very much the same (yes, I got another one this year, lol!).

    Have a wonderful time!

    ~Pam