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  • Writer's pictureBurt Rosen

T-minus 2 days to my biggest ICDI trip yet, Banff via Glacier National Park

Updated: Sep 8, 2023




Ok, here it comes, my biggest ICDI effort to date!

  • 9/8 - I drive from Portland to Coeur D'Alene Idaho

  • 9-9 - Coeur D'Alene to Coram MT (for a night of glamping 10 minutes from Glacier National Park (GNP))

  • 9/10 - Camping at the Apgar campground inside the park. Hopefully going kayaking on Lake McDonald

  • 9/11 - Driving the Going to the Sun Road (supposed to be a spectacular drive) inside GNP to the Many Glacier Campground (not booked yet but hopefully I will get a campsite for two nights there and I can book it tomorrow at 7am)

  • 9/11 and 9/12 - Hanging out, hiking, and walking around the eastern side of GNP. I am hoping to do a hike called Grinnel Glacier but it completely depends on how I am feeling and if I am up to it.

  • 9/13 - Drive to Banff for a conference for the Society for Integrative Oncology

  • 9/13 - 9/17 conference in Banff

  • 9/17 - drive from Banff to Spokane

  • 9/18 - Drive home

A few things. First, I have bear spray. Who knew? Second of all, I have tons of emotions. I am very very excited, a little nervous, a little anxious, happy, curious, etc. I expect to learn a lot and have some amazing adventures.


I'll be camping when I can, but I am being smart. I found all of the hospitals on the way, and have planned out most days. Those who know me know that I am not a planner, but because this is a big deal with a very teeny tiny amount of risk I am trying to be very smart (it's all relative).


I also plan on letting my body dictate my activities. If I'm fatigued, no big hikes. If I need a nap, I'll nap.


Just wanted to give an update. I am feeling good and ready to go! and of course, I haven't packed anything yet!

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Joseph Ammons
Joseph Ammons
Sep 07, 2023

Huzzah, Burt! Coincidentally: my own adventures take me in similar direction - that being EASTWARD. Inspirationally: to do this SOLO makes it an extravaganza in my opinion! Rock On & I will look forward to the "man on the (literal) ground" updates. HAHA!

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Burt Rosen
Burt Rosen
Sep 07, 2023
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I’ll work on it! Safe travels!

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Anne Etra
Anne Etra
Sep 07, 2023

This sounds wonderful and amazing. Can I carry your bags?

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ojaifarm
Sep 06, 2023

Sounds like an incredible 10 day adventure, Burt! I've been wondering how you're doing and if you'd be going. You'll see some of our most beautiful countryside and Canada's, too. What a great attitude you have, to always live life to the fullest! Please post when you're on the road. It sounds so fun!

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Burt Rosen
Burt Rosen
Sep 06, 2023
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who knows, you might even get a live update from the road!

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