Montana Bound, the planning

At lunch the day my friend Dave left to move his family to Montana last fall, I told him to be expecting me this summer.  He moved to Kalispell near Glacier National Park.  

A year has past and with the recent economic uncertainty, I wasn’t sure I was going to make it.  Thanks to airline miles, I’ll be headed there during the last week of August or first week of September.  I have done zero planning so I’m asking my blog readers for help.  

What is not to be missed in Kalispell, Glacier National Park or surrounding areas (besides huckleberry pie)?  What are the sites to see, campsites, trails, etc?  I’m planning on a couple of backpacking overnights, but I may need to check in to a hotel for some of the time.  What are your suggestions for lodging?  What are the resources to check out (books, maps, websites, etc)?  

Thanks for your help and stay tuned for updates from the road to Montana.