Join GPPA for a fun filled time in Montana! The tentative Itinerary is below.  

Sunday, June 2   

  • 5:00pm - All Guests Arrive in Missoula, Montana  
  • 6:00pm - Vans will depart Missoula for Kalispell  a 2.5 hour scenic drive from the airport to town to check into the Hotel.
  • 9:30pm - Group trip to store to go shopping for snacks & supplies

Monday, June 3  

  • 7:00am - Vans will depart Kalispell for Lake McDonald Lodge about a 1.25 hour drive. We will spend the morning around the lake and surrounding lodge areas. 

    Please bring all items, we will proceed to other side of Glacier this day

  • 12:00pm - Lunch  You may bring your own lunch or you will be able to enjoy lunch at the lodge.
  • 3:00 Check in to Hotel 
  • 4:30pm -  We will depart for Avalanche Campground and then take a 2 mile hike on the Avalanche Lake Trail for waterfall & sunset photos at the beach area of Avalanche Lake.  Please pack flashlight or headlamp for the hike out.

Tuesday June 4  

  • 6:30am - Vans will depart the hotel to Many Glacier Hotel.  

    A van will come back to the Hotel for people that would like to rest.

    We will spend the day exploring the beautiful shores of Swiftcurrent Lake, hike the Swiftcurrent Lake Nature Trail, with views of Josephine Lake, Grinnell Point, Angel Wing & Mt. Wilbur Mountains. This area is full of wildlife and beautiful flora, we may see Grizzly Bears, Mountain Goats and Moose along this trail.
  • Dinner will be provide this evening as Brad prepares a traditional Montana style feast at the campground area of the park.

Wednesday June 5 

  • 7:00am  Please bring all items. We will check out of the hotel on this day. Vans will depart the hotel to the end of St. Mary Lake and a hike into St. Mary Falls.
  • The Day will consist of photographing Wild Goose Island and the beautiful vista from the west end of St Mary Lake.
  • 12:00pm - After everyone has had a chance to photograph the area, we will leisurely head towards Anaconda, MT and check into the hotel.
  • 7:00pm - A prime rib dinner will be put on at the local VFW (an option for non mean eaters will also be provided)

Thursday June 6  

  • 9:00am- We will photograph the Historic Washoe Theater.  Built in 1932 it is one of the most beautiful theaters in the country.   
  • 1:00- Leave for Missoula, where we will check into a hotel for flights out the next day. While en route we will stop at several beautiful locations to capture a few more scenic vistas.

Friday June 7 

  • Return Home! Thank you for visiting Montana and enjoy your flight back!


Check out a few Tips for your trip, and a blog & photos of many of the trails we will tour by The Wild Perhaps





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