When setting out to plan an epic surprise birthday trip for my boyfriend to Glacier National Park, I knew the expertise of individuals well accustomed to the beautiful terrain of the park would be necessary. I decided to use Glacier Guides services upon much research due to their limitless trip opportunities, fair pricing, great reviews, and easily maneuverable website. I ended up booking part of our lodging for our week-long trip through Glacier Guides along with a 3-day backpacking trip for the last week of June. Being my first major trip to plan independently, I was so appreciative of the warm-welcoming staff at Glacier Guides, who kindly helped me through all of the processes with booking, paying, and planning the various aspects of the trip in the early months of 2019. Finally setting out on the adventure in late June, both my boyfriend and I were blown away by the hospitality of the staff at Glacier Guides Lodge, where we stayed the first night prior to our backpacking expedition. The lovely lodge was not only elegantly well-kept and offered a wide range of great amenities, but the interactions with everyone who worked there were always helpful and pleasant. The only downside of our stay was that they had already been booked full for the other nights we wished to stay the rest of our trip – it was the best accommodations during our trip in Glacier National Park. The morning of our hike, our guide, Scott Racine, kindly picked us up from Glacier Guides Lodge, as we did not rent a car for our trip, and the office we were to meet at the morning of our hike was a few miles down the road. I have to say sincerely, Scott Racine could not have been a more hospitable, educated, or witty guide, making the entire trip truly memorable. From the first moment we all met, Scott was helpful, polite, and quick to bring the humor that would slowly bond our group which we were to be spending the next 72 hours with on our backpacking trip. My boyfriend and I were joined by a father and older son for our trip with the fearless leader, Scott. I knew it would be hard to be let down by the beauty and surreal wonder of Glacier National Park, but with such an amazing guide as Scott, our expectations were completely surpassed. Scott entertained the entire group the first day with his backpacking knowledge and personable stories, not only educating us of the trails and park, but also allowing the entire group to begin to get to know one another. Scott eased any worries anyone had, especially with it being the other individual’s first backpacking trip, and he was sure everyone was well-aware of the plan for the upcoming days in the park. Preparing incredibly wonderful meals, organizing unexplainably gorgeous hikes, and providing clear directions and plans, Scott made the trip unforgettable. He has a great sense of humor and personable character that makes him not only an amazing guide but a great friend. The five of us on our trip walked away with new friends for sure. Glacier Guide’s provides great resources for planning a trip to Glacier National Park from their multiple accommodations, gear rental service, trip-overview and packing lists, and incredible staff and guides. I know our time in Glacier National Park, thanks to Glacier Guides, left my boyfriend and me with memories we will have forever.