North Fork shows wilder side of Glacier Park

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North Fork shows wilder side of Glacier Park

Hikers take in the view on the trail to Numa Ridge in the North Fork of Glacier National Park in Montana. The National Park Service says the North Fork, a remote section of the park, invites a more self-reliant visitor.
The Polebridge Mercantile displays antique tools and antlers on its walls.
The Polebridge Mercantile, a mile from the northwestern entrance to Glacier National Park, is known for its baked goods made daily. Park visitors visits the general store to pick up food and other supplies for their trips into the park’s North Fork.
If YOU GO

Glacier National Park North Fork: For the easiest access from Glacier Park International Airport in Kalispell, drive 36 miles from Columbia Falls to the park’s northwest entrance. Alternatively, use the park’s west entrance and drive about 28 miles to the North Fork. Both routes involve roads paved and unpaved. www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/northfork.htm
Getting there: Glacier Park International Airport in Kalispell, about 50 miles from Polebridge, is served by Alaska, Allegiant, Delta/Skywest and United/Skywest airlines. Eight car rental companies operate at or near the airport.
Lodging:Full-service lodging is available in Kalispell and Columbia Falls, towns 16 miles apart. In Polebridge, the North Fork Hostel & Inn, http://nfhostel.com or (406) 888-5241, charges a nightly $20 for bunks, $50 for a cabin, $80 for a log home and $45-$50 f or a teepee. There are outhouses, hot showers and surcharges for bedding.
Outfitters: North Fork Recreational Rentals, http://northforkrecmt.com, offers canoes, kayaks and other equipment. Guiding raft trips on the North Fork of the Flathead River is a competitive enterprise. Check the Web for companies.

North Fork shows wilder side of Glacier Park

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Hikers take in the view on the trail to Numa Ridge in the North Fork of Glacier National Park in Montana. The National Park Service says the North Fork, a remote section of the park, invites a more self-reliant visitor.
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The Polebridge Mercantile displays antique tools and antlers on its walls.
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The Polebridge Mercantile, a mile from the northwestern entrance to Glacier National Park, is known for its baked goods made daily. Park visitors visits the general store to pick up food and other supplies for their trips into the park’s North Fork.
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