2015 FVCC Summer Escapes Schedule and Registration Information

IMG_9895Whitewater Rafting Through Glacier National Park—June 26th

(Deadline 5pm June 24th)
Depart FVCC 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. (estimated time of return)
Great Northern Whitewater Resort ½ day whitewater trip starts with a short ride to Mocassin Creek, eight miles upstream of West Glacier. From there, your guide will instruct you on river safety and proper paddling technique as you paddle your way to the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. Tours go out rain or shine, so dress appropriately to be outside for 2-2.5 hours in that day’s weather. Swimsuit, shorts & shoes that you don’t mind getting wet are suggested attire. Footwear must be worn on the river. No flip flops or slip-ons.

SMWGS - Trail Ride (Abey)Horseback Trail Ride in Glacier National Park—July 10th

(Deadline 5pm July 8th)

Depart FVCC 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. (estimated time of return)

Glacier National Park backcountry is a land of shining mountains, sweeping alpine views and aquamarine glacial waters you simply have to experience. And, what better way to do that than on horseback? The majority of Glacier’s most magical secrets are found off the beaten track and Swan Mountain Outfitters can take you to them.  Join us on a horseback riding adventure on the Upper McDonald Creek trail. This scenic two hour ride takes you through a dense, old growth Cedar/Hemlock Forest and provides excellent views of both the upper portion of McDonald Creek and Lake McDonald. A truly picturesque ride, not to be missed! Closed toed shoes and long pants required for the trip with a 250lbs maximum weight limit.

Aerial Adventure ParkGlacier Highline Aerial Adventure Park—July 17th

(Deadline 5pm July 15th)

Depart FVCC 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (estimated time of return)

The Aerial Adventure Park provides a variety of courses that are fun for all ability levels. Participants are fitted with harnesses, they are led through a safety and park usage demonstration, fitted with gloves and are then free to navigate their chosen treetop courses. With 29 treetop activities varying difficulties, you are challenged to cross suspended bridges and cable walk ways, climb on nets and ladders, swing on trapezes and tube traverses, and negotiate other fun elements like zip lines, barrels, etc.. Maximum weight is 265 pounds.  Closed toe/heel shoes required. Courses are 10-50 feet off the ground. Guests wear full-body harnesses.

PaintballPaintball—July 24th

(Deadline 5pm July 22nd)

Depart FVCC 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (estimated time of return)

The field is located just south of the waterslides in Columbia Falls on Highway 206. It sits on a 17 acre plot and is a scenario style course with tires, drums and bunkers. In the center of the course is an octagon; 1400 square feet in diameter with eight exterior walls, four interior walls and bunkers, which is a course inside the course for a fast paced, 360 degree play. There are two main bases on the field, which is 264 feet long by 164 feet wide.  All safety equipment and paintball gear and paintballs will be provided.  Dress for the weather and wear closed toed shoes.

IMG_3335Flathead River Kayak Adventure—July 31st 

(Deadline 5pm July 29th)

Depart FVCC 9:00 a.m.-5 p.m. (estimated time of return)

The Flathead River above Flathead Lake is wide and slow moving as it flows past farmland, and cottonwood shoreline. All necessary equipment is provided by the outfitters, ValleyWide Sea kayaking Adventures. Equipment included: Kayak or Paddleboard, paddle, PFD, and drybag.  This tour is for all skill levels of kayakers. Wear swimsuit, shorts & shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. Footwear must be worn on the river. No flip flops or slip-ons.

Zip LineZip Line Tour—August 7th

(Deadline 5pm August 5th)

Depart FVCC 8:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (estimated time of return)

Whitefish Mountain Resorts 7 Zip Line Tour is available to riders of all ages between 100 and 230 pounds who are at least 54 inches tall. This tour does involve a moderate amount of hiking. Tours go out rain or shine, so dress appropriately to be outside for 3 hours in that day’s weather. Closed-toed shoes are required – comfortable walking shoes recommended. Participation not recommended if you have back, neck or heart problems, high blood pressure, motion sickness or dizziness, as it may be aggravated by this adventure. Expectant mothers should not ride. No smoking, eating or drinking while on the tour.

Wildhorse FishingCharter Fishing Trip on Flathead Lake and Wild Horse Island—August 14th

 (Deadline 5pm August 12th)

Depart FVCC 7:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (estimated time of return)

Flathead Lake is the largest natural lake west of the Mississippi. Surrounded by woods and beautiful estates, it is the home to osprey, eagles and abundant wildlife. Flathead Lake itself is full of Lake Trout (Mackinaw) .  Mackinaws thrive in the cold, clear, well oxygenated water of Flathead Lake. The Lake features a mostly rocky gravel bottom and ideal water temperatures. Along with the ample food supply available, this provides the perfect environment for Lake Trout. With an average catch length of 22″-26″. Lake Trout have been caught measuring over 40 inches! The record fish weighed 42 pounds and measured 42″. A Able Fishing Charters and Tours goal is to help some lucky fisherman break the existing record. After fishing we will take a tour over to Wild Horse Island which will include a tour out to the island, where we beach the boat and hike the island at your pace. Note: participants are responsible for purchasing a fishing license prior to the trip.

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Last modified: May 18, 2015