Glacier National Park

Beware Of Bears In Search Of Meals In Western National Parks

Fall is speeding our way, and for wildlife, that means it's time to pack on the calories. In western national parks such as Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Glacier, that means bears are on the prowl looking for some good meals.

Wife Allegedly Pushed Her Husband Off Glacier National Park Cliff To His Death

A newly married bride has been accused of pushing her husband to his death off a cliff in Glacier National Park.

Photography In The National Parks: Capturing The Fall

As the harbinger of winter, the autumn season brings a sense of peace and introspection with its quiet isolation, broken only by the occasional haunting call of a bull elk. Crowds are fewer and dispersed. Colors are saturated. The air is clear and crisp. It’s these elements combined together that make fall my favorite season for photography.

Fall In The National Parks: A Perfect Season For Catching The Wild Side Of The Park System

Wonderment and joy unfold in the national parks come fall when the wild kingdom becomes more visible, literally voicing the call of the wild in parks such as Great Smoky Mountains or Rocky Mountain or winging overhead in any number of parks.

Though Still Going Strong At 93, Seasonal Ranger At Glacier National Park Thinking About Retiring

At 93-years-old, Glacier National Park Ranger Lyle Ruterbories is contemplating retirement from his seasonal position at Kintla Lake Campground, but isn’t quite ready to make it official.

Around The Parks: Fishers In North Cascades And Mount Rainier, Yosemite Youth Programs, Glacier Conservancy Gets CEO

Fisher recovery programs at North Cascades and Mount Rainier national parks, youth programs at Yosemite National Park, and the Glacier National Park Conservancy are among the news items from around the National Park System this week.

Xanterra Parks & Resorts Lands Contract To Operate Glacier National Park Concessions

Xanterra Parks & Resorts, which already operates concessions at Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Zion, Death Valley, and Crater Lake national parks, soon will add Glacier National Park to its portfolio.

Fall In The National Parks: A Kaleidoscope Of National Park Leaf-Peeping Drives

There is a magical quality to fall visits to Shenandoah National Park as mile after mile of trees blazing with vivid reds, oranges, and yellows come into view along Skyline Drive. In Rocky Mountain National Park, the aspen groves you see along the lower reaches of Trail Ridge Road turn so vividly gold in the fall that they take your breath away.

Glacier National Park's Rising Sun Campground Closed Due To Bears

A popular, front-country campground in Glacier National Park has been temporarily closed due to bears searching for meals there.

Fall In The National Parks: Ride Off Into The West, And A National Park, From A Dude Ranch

It’s after a soft, pattering rain, with the clouds clearing and the sun streaming through, that the essence of the Western landscape rises up. The pungent scent of sagebrush is wicked up by the moist air, mingling with the sweet aroma of pine.

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.
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