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Glacier in Autumn
Trip Overview
Glacier National Park is considered by many to be among the most beautiful mountain regions of the world. Join us in the fall season and photograph this immense wilderness park in it’s arguably most colorful season. Fall colors, Moose & Grizzlies abound here in September at the border of Montana and Canada – as well as glacially carved, snow capped peaks standing tall and casting their alpine shadows over the one million acres of protected wilderness that is Glacier National Park. Inside the Park’s boundary are an estimated 130 sapphire lakes, hundreds of species of animal and more than 1,000 species of plants that make up a completely intact ecosystem dubbed the “Crown of the Continent.” The park boasts numerous life zones, from prairie to tundra, that contain the same unspoiled plant and animal species that were there at the time of European contact.

On this trip we’ll travel to Glacier in autumn to take advantage of many wonderful things happening during this time of seasonal change.

We’ll enjoy fewer crowds as visitation at Glacier tends to decrease after the summer rush and as temperatures begin to cool.

Wildlife is more active this time of year, which with some luck could provide us opportunities to capture images of impressive animals like Grizzly Bear, moose or mountain goats, along with the hundreds of species of birds that reside here. Bears, especially, need to fatten up as much as they can so they are out more often this time of year scrounging for food in preparation for the long winter ahead.

Perhaps the most stunning, however, will be the turning colors of the trees.

The yellow autumn color of the Western Larch tree combined with the yellow, gold, orange, and red colors of the slender, white-barked Aspen trees paint the mountainsides, blending nicely with the green of the Lodgepole, Ponderosa and Douglas Fir. Autumn is truly a remarkable time for landscape photography at Glacier.

Explore and photograph Glacier National Park this year with an accomplished landscape & wildlife photographer.

You’ll photograph iconic park locales such as Two Medicine Lake with its jagged mountain backdrop. Explore and photograph the alpine artistry of Many Glacier as well as catch St. Mary’s Lake at sunrise which may be one of the most photogenic lakes in the world!

Glacier National Park is a visual cornucopia and one of the most surreal and colorful places on the planet. It’s stunning peaks, roaring waterfalls and brilliant night skies allow for virtually endless photographic possibilities. You’ll gain a wealth of knowledge about the history of the park as well as the flora and fauna plus leave your trip with an impressive collection of new images.

Join Backcountry Journeys this year for the trip of a lifetime to Glacier National Park, Montana: “The Last Best Place.”

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Please note: We are excited to offer both a standard and “hiker” version of this trip for photographers who like to get out and hike! Not sure which one suits you best? Give us a call at 928-478-1521 or fill out the "Ask a Question" form!

Glacier in Autumn

6 Days / 5 Nights

Price: from $3795 double occupancy
+$550 single occupancy

Deposit: $1000

Fitness Level: 1-2
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Meals: Most meals included (see itinerary)

Lodging: 5 nights lodging

Fly In/Out: Kalispell Glacier International Airport (FCA)

For more information on this trip, please give us a call Monday-Friday, 8am to 4pm Mountain Time: 928-478-1521.
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Trip Details
Physical Requirements
All participants must be in good physical condition and have the ability to hike with a daypack.


Group Size
We keep groups small to maximize your one on one time with the guide / instructor.


Accommodation
Our first night will be in Whitefish, Montana and then we will be staying at St Mary’s Lodge / Glacier National Park.


Meals
Most meals are included during the trip dates and we typically eat at park lodges in the evening as well as a hand picked local restaurants. We often do snacks on the trail and then return for a late breakfast during photography trips as we are often out early to capture the morning light.


Weather
Expect cool days with cold mornings and nights. The weather can prove unpredictable in the Northern Rockies and can change on a moments notice. Remember some of the best photographs are made before, during and immediately after a storm cycle. There is no such thing as bad weather just poor layering and gear choices – please plan accordingly for winter weather! For more info on what to bring please email or call us.


Price Includes
Most Meals, ground transportation to/from and within Glacier National Park, accommodation during the trip dates, professional photography instruction, medically certified wilderness guide.


Price Does Not Include
Airfare, alcoholic beverages, accommodations before or after the trip dates, guide & staff gratuities.

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  • Brilliant fall colors!
Fall in Glacier National Park is arguably most colorful season, especially against it's dramatic mountain landscapes, lakes and waterfalls! Wildlife is also more active this time of year. Enjoy this park's beautiful fall colors and abundant wildlife with fewer crowds than in the summer.
  • Learn from a pro!
Get hands on 1:1 instruction from a professional photographer while shooting amazing fall color and maybe even some wildlife!
  • Cutting Edge Photography Techniques
Expect to learn everything from basic camera settings for fall-foliage and wildlife photography to more advanced techniques like focus stacking.
  • Small Groups

We keep groups small to maximize your one on one time with the guide / instructor.

  • Awesome Meals & Lodging Included
Ask our past guests – one of the best parts about our trips is the food!
  • The BEST Trip Leaders
Our Trip Leaders are photography pros who have been exploring, guiding & photographing for years – you won’t find better trip leaders or instructors anywhere else.
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  • A Great Expereince!

    What a great experience! The trip was well-organized from start to finish. Great photography locations from deep jungle to beach to river boat to night hikes. The schedule kept us busy but never hectic, and the accommodations were super comfortable. Shout out to our guide Ben - we saw so much wildlife! I'd highly recommend a trip with them.


  • In October I traveled with BCJ to Joshua Tree Natl Park for their night sky photography trip. This was my third trip with BCJ and I just reserved another trip. I keep coming back to this company because of the great experiences I'm having. I love the small groups and excellent guides. 


  • This was my first trip with Backcountry Journeys. It was excellent, and I have since booked two more trips. The itinerary, and the guides were excellent.

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928-478-1521
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BACKCOUNTRY JOURNEYS
"Backcountry Journeys offers guests the unique opportunity to explore our natural world from behind their own lens. We run a selection of hand-crafted Photo Tours, Workshops & Safaris to incredible locales such as Yosemite, Alaska, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Hawaii, Utah as well as Botswana & Costa Rica."

- Russ Nordstrand, Backcountry Journeys Founder & Director
All Images & Content are property of Backcountry Journeys - Copyright 2022
CONTACT US
Monday-Friday
8am to 4pm Mountain Time
928-478-1521
adventure@backcountryjourneys.com

TRIP CATALOG

Download our Trip Catalog for detailed information on our many destinations for photography tours, workshops, and safaris.

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