Great Way To Cool Off And Benefit The Glacier National Park Fund

If you find yourself in Glacier National Park in mid-July, and need to cool off, you can accomplish that and benefit the Glacier National Park Fund by joining a rafting trip on the Flathead River.

The fundraiser hosted by Montana Raft Company is set for Sunday, July 15. Montana Raft has been guiding whitewater rafting trips on the Flathead River bordering Glacier National Park since 1987. The company has generously offered to donate 50 percent of the proceeds from its July 15th 3:15 p.m. launch to the Glacier National Park Fund to help support educational projects in Glacier National Park.

Montana Raft will provide all of the needed gear – such as booties, splash gear and wetsuits as well as transportation to and from the launch site. It is recommended that you bring a towel and an extra change of clothes. This section of the river is Class 2 to 3 whitewater. Please note that children under 6 years of age are not permitted on Class 2 to 3 rafting trips.

Reservations are required. Your options include:

• a 2- to 3-hour rafting adventure for $52.43 per adult and $41.73 per child between the ages of 6 to 12 or

• a 2- to 3-hour rafting adventure with a cook-out dinner and non-alcoholic beverages afterwards for $68.48 per adult and $54.57 per child between the ages of 6 to 12.

This is a great opportunity for a fun family splashy Sunday afternoon outing! Call Montana Raft at 406-387-5555 to make your reservation and sign up for the GNPF Fundraiser launch time.

If you sign up for this trip, plan to show up at their office complex at 2:45 p.m. Montana Raft is located 1½ miles west of West Glacier on U.S. Highway 2 on the north side of the highway at Mile Marker 151. Look for their sign – Montana Raft/Glacier Guides. Their office complex is nestled just behind the sign and the trees.

The Glacier National Park Fund is the non-profit fund raising partner for Glacier National Park. The Fund’s mission is to support the preservation and protection of the natural beauty and heritage of Glacier National Park for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. For further information about GNPF, go to www.glacierfund.org or call 406-892-3250.