Glacier National Park

Op-Ed: Glacier National Park's New Wildlife Photography And Viewing Policy Is Unrealistic

Most people enjoy wildlife photography. In fact, the chance to see and maybe photograph wildlife is among the top reasons people go to Glacier National Park. Are you aware that there are new viewing rules in place that may surprise you? Today, wildlife viewing and wildlife photography may be a bit more challenging based on the stringency of the new rules.

Climber Dies In Fall At Glacier National Park

For the second time this summer, a concessions worker at Glacier National Park has died in a climbing accident.

Glacier National Park Black Bear Put Down For Being Threat To Campers

A black bear at Glacier National Park that turned too often to campgrounds for meals was put down by park rangers "after numerous incidents in which the bear exhibited aggressive and food-conditioned behavior towards park visitors," park officials said Tuesday.

Strong Thunderstorms, Lightning Causing Injuries In National Parks In The Rockies

Thunderstorms raking the Rocky Mountains have led to numerous injuries, and possibly one fatality, in national parks in the region. A mud-and-rock slide Thursday afternoon at Rocky Mountain National Park also possibly trapped hikers in the backcountry.

Around The Parks: Drug Busts In Utah, Body Found At Glacier National Park, National Mall Photo Contest

A look at news from around the National Park System finds drug busts in Utah, another hiker death at Glacier National Park, and a photo contest for the National Mall.

New Lodging Options At Glacier National Park

Two historic buildings near Lake McDonald Lodge in Glacier National Park, the Cobb House and Snyder Hall, have been successfully rehabilitated and are now available as visitor lodging through park concessioner, Glacier Park, Inc.

Concessions Employee Falls To His Death While Climbing In Glacier National Park

A 21-year-old Florida man climbing in Glacier National Park was killed when he fell about 1,000 feet from Apikuni Mountain, park officials said.

Reader Participation Day: Which Road Would You Choose, Going-To-The-Sun, Or Trail Ridge?

There are many incredible drives in the National Park System, but two of the best, at least in the western half of the country, are Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park and Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park. Which is your favorite, and why?

If You Live In A National Park, You Understand The Theory Of Relativity

A comic strip in my morning newspaper offered an amusing explanation about the Theory of Relativity, and it has a definite application to life in a park: "If you put in a swimming pool...you'll discover relatives you never knew you had." That's a concept anyone who has ever lived or near in a national park can understand!

Shuttle Bus Service Resumes In Glacier National Park On July 1

Glacier National Park’s free optional shuttle system that provides shuttle services along the Going-to-the-Sun Road will begin operations July 1 and run through Labor Day.

Mountain Goat Research Coming To Logan Pass In Glacier National Park

A long-term research project into mountain goats and humans is getting under way in Glacier National Park, where researchers want to better understand how the goats are impacted by people, cars, and infrastructure.

Washington State Man Dies At Glacier National Park, Possibly From Fall Off Highline Trail

Glacier National Park authorities are investigating the circumstances that led to the death of a 64-year-old Washington state man who might have slipped in snow along the Highline Trail and fallen to his death.

Glacier National Park Experiencing A Veritable Snowstorm Of Beargrass

It's big, snow white, and puffy, and it's blooming in Glacier National Park.

Plan Now To Attend The Annual "Fall For Glacier" Event In September

Sure, it's only June, but that doesn't mean it's too early to plan for fall in the Rocky Mountains. In Glacier National Park, specifically, to help raise money for the Glacier National Park Conservancy.

Reader Participation Day: What Tops Your National Park Bucket List?

If costs and scheduling didn't get in the way, what would be the national park trip that would top your bucket list? Want to float the Colorado through Grand Canyon National Park, or climb Mount McKinley in Denali?

Photography In The National Parks: How About A Little HDR?

I must be honest and admit that I am on the fence regarding HDR. When done well, an HDR image is rich with color, depth, and detail. When not done well, an HDR image is a bizarre, over-edited scene. So why on earth would I write an article about something for which I don’t always care? Read on.

University Of Wyoming Study: Wolf Harassment Has Little Impact On Elk

The mere presence of wolves, previously shown to affect the behavior of elk in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, is not potent enough to reduce the body condition and reproductive rates of female elk, according to new research published Tuesday.

Glacier National Park Has A 17-Year-Old Harlequin Duck!

There are young Harlequin ducks, middle-aged Harlequin ducks, old Harlequin ducks, and then the real old Harlequin duck that calls Glacier National Park home.

Citizen Science Opportunities At Glacier National Park

If you're thinking of a career in science, or simply want to help out the staff at Glacier National Park, check out the "citizen science" opportunities at the park this summer

Grizzly Bear Research Resuming In Glacier, Yellowstone National Parks

With grizzly bears out of their winter dens, long-term studies of the bruins are resuming in Glacier and Yellowstone national parks.

Where Will You Retire? Imagine How Ideal That Destination Would Be If It Had A National Park In The Backyard

If you’re enticed by retirement near a national park, your options swell to 401. But how do you decide which park is perfect for you?

Next Time You’re Looking For Lodging During Your National Park Vacation, Consider A Dude Ranch

How many times have you started planning your national park vacation, only to suddenly and regretfully realize that you started too late and all the lodgings inside the park are booked for the dates you wanted to travel? Well, perhaps you should consider staying at a dude ranch near one of the national parks on your itinerary.

Reader Participation Day: Which Flowers Mean "Spring Is Here" In The National Parks?

The spring and early summer blooming season is well underway in much of the country, and for many people that brings to mind some specific varieties of wildflowers or blooming trees or shrubs that they associate with a particular National Park Service area. Do you have any favorite "park flowers"?

Glacier National Park Quarter Collection

$5.95

Glacier National Park Quarter Collection

Thousands of years ago, glaciers carved their way through Montana, and glaciers continue to make their mark on Montana today. On the 2011 quarter, the northeast slope of Mount Reynolds towers in the distance while in the foreground stands a sure-footed mountain goat atop a rocky outgrowth. The words GLACIER, MONTANA, 2011, and E PLURIBUS UNUM are also inscribed along the edge of the quarter. Many of the nation's collectors and American history enthusiasts seek the added value of a pristine uncirculated quarter from each mint. As circulated quarters continue to be difficult to find, these collections will become a premium item. The Glacier quarter is scheduled to be released in April. It will be the second of the 2011 National Parks Quarters. Our collection will feature both a P and D minted quarter affixed to a 5"x5" trifold card packed with interesting information, fascinating history and vibrant images. These collections make the entire series fit seamlessly together creating a comprehensive and valuable treasure for families and collectors alike

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Glacier National Park Coin & Stamp

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Glacier National Park Coin & Stamp

This brilliant item showcases an uncirculated 2011 National Parks Quarter along with the vintage unused postage stamp featuring Glacier National Park. The colorful insert highlights this beautiful park and includes interesting facts and other educational features. The 4" x 6" hard acrylic case secures and protects the coin and postage stamp. The Glacier National Park Quarter is part of the U.S. Mint's America the Beautiful Quarters Program TM, and is the seventh quarter in the series. The park was established in 1897 and the quarter design proudly displays the northeast slope of Mount Reynolds towering in the distance while in the foreground stands a sure-footed mountain goat atop a rocky outgrowth. Actual stamp may vary based on availability.

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Essential Friends + Gateways: Merging Two Great Groups To Benefit Glacier National Park

This year’s merger of the Glacier National Park Fund and the Glacier Association produced a stronger organization working on behalf of Glacier National Park.

Photography In The National Parks: Made For Monochrome

Color photographs are the mainstay of the national park traveler, but black and white has its role in the parks, too.

Secret Sleeps, Tips For Snagging A National Park Campsite This Summer

There is nothing as traditional as camping out in the national parks for summer vacation. Reserving a campsite on www.recreation.gov can lock in a site long before you hit the road, but sometimes you just don’t get around to doing that. So what to do?
Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods In Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods, Christine Byl recalls long days of working on trails in Glacier and Denali national parks. She clears brush, digging ditches, building bridges, cleaning up after forest fires, and blasting snow. An inside look on what it takes to make trails accessible to hikers.

New Organization Rises Up To Warn About Energy Exploration Impacts On National Parks

As the country endeavors to become more and more energy independent, new techniques for extracting oil and gas from beneath the landscape are greatly expanding the footprint of energy exploration in the country. These efforts have greatly increased the production of oil and natural gas in the United States, and they also are creating problems when the drilling operations turn up on the doorsteps of national parks.
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