Monday, September 8, 2008

When snow Melts river runs (IV)

With the name When snow melts river runs, I started a new post series about Whitewater activities like Rafting, Hydrospeed, etc. Today I want to end it for this season with a post about rafting on the Flathead River in Montana's Glacier National Park with the Glacier Raft Company. The Glacier National Park is located in the U.S. state of Montana, bordering the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.
Glacier Raft Company proposes a multy-day (2/3 days) rafting trip itinerary of river-running, fishing, camping and outdoor fun through the John Stevens Canyon on the middle fork of the Flathead River along the southern border of Glacier National Park. Trip includes 13 named rapids, mostly Class II and III whitewater (medium whitewater with numerous waves, narrow passages, eddies and bends), including Tunnel and Jaws. You'll paddle through the same rapids where Meryl Streep guided her family on the river in the exciting Universal film "The River Wild". You'll be guided by the hosts & technical advisors of the movie.
You also can choose the 5 Day Great Bear Wilderness Ride and Raft trip spending 2½ days riding horseback followed by a 2½ whitewater rafting trip on the upper middle fork of the flathead river, all within the Great Bear Wilderness, part of the largest wilderness area in the Continental U.S. You'll experience exciting whitewater and great fishing. The Upper Middle Fork of the Flathead is a run that rivals any in the West and offers remote access to class III-IV rapids. The rapids of Three Forks, 25-Mile Creek, Lunch Creek and Spruce Park Gorge will give you lifelong memories.
Fishing is a popular activity in the Glacier Park and some of the finest fly fishing in North America can be found in the streams that flow through the park. If you remember Montana is the stunning backdrop of Robert Redford Film “A River Runs Through It”. The best whitewater is before July, but the fishing peaks later that month during the caddis-and-stone-fly hatch.