NURTURING FAITH EXPERIENCE: GLACIER, MONTANA

 

ONE GREAT PARK; TWO GREAT OPPORTUNITIES!

August 5-11, 2017 — August 12-19, 2017

NOTE: Glacier2 is now Full. Space remains for the Glacier 1 experience August 5-11. Please email editor@books.nurturingfaith.net to check availability.

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GLACIER NATIONAL PARK in Northern Montana is the destination for TWO Nurturing Faith Experiences set for August 2017. Both will be filled with exploration and inspiration.

HOSTS/GUIDES: Bruce Gourley and John Pierce

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

NURTURING FAITH EXPERIENCE: GLACIER EAST-TO-WEST (aka Glacier1)
AUGUST 5-11, 2017 (Saturday-Friday)

Enjoy the grandeur of Glacier National Park with housing in two beautiful lodges just outside the eastern and western park boundaries. Features daily tours, scenic boat rides, excellent food, warm fellowship and more — all with a personal touch from airport arrival to departure.

Cost: $2,050 includes all meals, activities, programs and tours. Participants are responsible for their own travel to and from Bozeman airport. (There is a lodging supplement of $600 for an individual wanting a private room throughout the experience.)

Saturday, Aug. 5 Arrive at Bozeman airport / Dinner at Montana Ale Works in Downtown Bozeman / C’mon Inn, Bozeman

Sunday, Aug. 6 Depart for East Glacier / Visit Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls / Picnic / Visit Two Medicine Lake in Glacier Park / Dinner and first night at Glacier Park Lodge

Monday, Aug. 7 Explore Many Glacier including wooden boat two-lake tour / Fine dining at the Ptarmigan Dining Room in Many Glacier Hotel / Second night at Glacier Park Lodge

Tuesday, Aug. 8 Cross the park from east to west, highlighting the eastern side / Westward to the lakeside village of Whitefish, MT / First night at Grouse Mountain Lodge

Wednesday, Aug. 9 Explore the west side of the park including spectacular Logan Pass along Going-to-the-Sun Road / Enjoy a boat ride and other activities at Lake McDonald / Second night at Grouse Mountain Lodge

Thursday, Aug. 10 Depart Whitefish with visits to the National Bison Range and Missoula, MT / C’mon Inn, Bozeman

Friday, Aug. 11 Flights out of Bozeman

NURTURING FAITH EXPERIENCE: GLACIER ADVENTURES (aka Glacier2)
AUGUST 12-19, 2017 (Saturday-Saturday)

A wonderful opportunity to explore Glacier National Park — “Crown of the Continent” — through day hiking*, horseback riding, boat rides and personalized tours. Housing inside the park allows for easy access to abundant and optional activities in remarkably beautiful settings. Great food, shared experiences and casual gatherings add to the making of memories. Friendly airport-to-airport service provided.

Cost: $2350 includes all meals, activities, programs and personal tours. Participants are responsible for their own travel to and from Bozeman airport. (A supplement of $600 ensures a private room for an individual at C’mon Inn and Many Glacier Hotel, and priority for private accommodations at Lake McDonald Lodge as available.)

Saturday, Aug. 12 Arrive at Bozeman airport / Dinner at Montana Ale Works in Downtown Bozeman / C’mon Inn, Bozeman

Sunday, Aug. 13 Depart for Glacier National Park / Lunch in the arts town of BigFork Village / Afternoon arrival at Glacier / Fine dining and first night at Lake McDonald Lodge / Evening ranger program

Monday, Aug. 14 Morning and afternoon hiking with lunch and down-time at Lake McDonald / Great dinner and second night at Lake McDonald Lodge

Tuesday, Aug. 15 Morning hike / Lunch at Lake McDonald / Afternoon boat tour and horseback ride / Russell’s Fireside Dining, gathering and third night at Lake McDonald Lodge

Wednesday, Aug. 16 Going-to-the-Sun: Morning hike at Logan Pass / Lunch at Two Dog Flats Grill near St. Mary’s Lake / St. Mary’s boat ride with waterfall hiking / Dinner and first night at Many Glacier Hotel

Thursday, Aug. 17 Morning hike / Lunch at Many Glacier / Afternoon two-boats and hiking to Grinnell Glacier combination / Great dinner, gathering and second night at Many Glacier Hotel

Friday, Aug. 18 Depart Glacier / Lunch in Helena / Dinner in Bozeman / C’mon Inn, Bozeman

Saturday, Aug 19 Flights out of Bozeman

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

These two experiences have similarities as well as somewhat different focuses, schedules and itineraries. Both feature a personal touch from arrival to departure, the chance to experience the wonders of nature, and enjoy sharing a casual but inspiring week with a small group and attentive leaders.

Here are some unique characteristics:

GLACIER EAST-TO-WEST (aka Glacier1) Aug. 5-11, 2017 Glac2

Rooms at historic Glacier Park Lodge (just east of the park entrance) and Grouse Mountain Lodge (to the west in Whitefish) feature two queen beds and private baths. Both properties are operated by Glacier Park, Inc., and provide many amenities. From boat rides on scenic lakes to drives along the stunning Going-to-the-Sun Road to the strolling through Logan Pass, the days will be full and inspiring. However, this experience will not feature daily hiking like Glacier2. But there will be optional opportunities to get in some walking if one desires.

GLACIER ADVENTURES (aka Glacier2) Aug. 12-19, 2017

One day longer, this experience will offer day hiking* along with boat rides, driving tours and horseback riding — as well as optional sunrise/sunset photo opportunities. Room set-ups vary at Lake McDonald (lodge rooms, cabins, etc.). Each Many Glacier Hotel room has a full-size bed and private bath. These are the two best locations possible — providing stunning views (from sunup to sundown), shops, great restaurants, activities and easy access to the wonders of Glacier Park.

* How much hiking is planned for Glacier2?

Glacier National Park has 734 miles of trails leading to hundreds of lakes as well waterfalls, wildlife habitats, spectacular mountain views, and more. We won’t do them all. Our plan is to do a series of rather short hikes (a few miles) to see the best of Glacier. Because we are staying in strategic in-the-park lodges, participants may choose to skip a hike (and sit by the lake) or add a few miles after dinner. So the desire and ability to hike a bit are needed. An example: The St. Mary Area Waterfalls Hike goes to three named falls for a round trip of 5.2 miles with stops along the way at each falls.

Questions? Email editor@books.nurturingfaith.net.

SIGN ME UP! Space remains for the Glacier 1 experience August 5-11.

A $300 deposit per person (payable to Baptists Today, Inc.) may be mailed to: P.O. Box 6318, Macon, GA 31208-6318 or paid online below (or by phone at 478-301-5655) by credit card. The deposit is fully refundable for cancellations before May 1, 2017. Balance of fees is due May 15, 2017.

After those deadlines, any refund is based on what can be recovered or on replacement with another participant.

Nurturing Faith does not offer trip cancellation insurance. However, some participants choose to purchase such insurance from AAA, Allianz (allianztravelinsurance.com) or another provider.

FLIGHTS

Please schedule flights into Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) on arrival day no later than 3pm local time if possible.
Don’t fear if you have a delay. We are spending the first night in Bozeman so you won’t get left behind.

Return flights may be set at any time on departure date.  If you choose to arrive in Bozeman earlier than the scheduled dates and times we can make arrangements for you to meet up with the group.

 

Testimonials from Past Experiences

I have worn out my friends telling them about the trip… I wish I could give you some ideas on how to do it better but you just can’t improve on perfection.”

Bob Rollins, Little Rock, Ark. (Israel/West Bank)

 

“It was a wonderful way to begin my sabbatical. I always experience rest and renewal physically, mentally and spiritually in the midst of God’s great creation.”

Joshua Breazeale, Greenville, N.C. (Glacier)

 

We look forward to participating again in a Nurturing Faith experience.”

Susan McConnell, Shelby, N.C. (Yellowstone and Glacier trips)

 

“I am a little bit of a lone ranger and never have gone with any tour group. However, this was an excellent experience for me, and one that I will always treasure.”

Don Brewer, Gainesville, Ga. (Yellowstone and Glacier)

 

“The tour opened up many thoughts and gave a sense of wonder to the places we visited.”

Les Hill, Lexington, Ky. (Israel/West Bank)

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