Glacier National Park

Trains of Discovery: Railroads and the Legacy of Our National Parks For years I've been searching for railroad memorabilia tied to the national parks: Posters, luggage stickers, calendars, even timetables from the Northern Pacific, Great Northern Railway, Southern Pacific, Union Pacific.

Are Hunters Good Wildlife Stewards When It Comes To Wolves? Not According To This Study

A new study likely to be controversial in some quarters suggests that hunters are not especially good wildlife stewards when the wildlife in question are wolves.
This is a book I wish I had read many years ago. Told by Horace M. Albright not long before his death, it’s a recounting of the establishment years of the National Park Service told by one of the two men who literally created it and rightfully became legends in its history.

Where Can You Enjoy The Best Wildlife Experiences In the National Park System?

Here at the Traveler we put our heads together to come up with a list of where best to watch wildlife in the National Park System. We're sure you can help us grow this list.

Hiker Injured by Grizzly Bear at Glacier National Park

A hiker was injured by a grizzly bear in the Many Glacier area at Glacier National Park on Friday. The the 50-year male hiker was hiking alone on the trail from Many Glacier to Piegan Pass when he encountered a sow grizzly with one sub-adult at about 12 noon on Friday.

Clues Point To Hiker Who Vanished In Glacier National Park in 2008

Clues possibly shuttled downslope by water and avalanches might hold the answer to what happened to a 27-year-old hiker who went missing in Glacier National Park three years ago.

Where Can You See Wildlife Right Now: Mountain Goats At Glacier National Park

Want to see some mountain goats? Mountain goats so close you won't need a spotting scope or a 600-millimeter lens? Head to Logan Pass at Glacier National Park. The goats will be waiting, guaranteed.

Highline Trail In Glacier National Park Now Open For Hikers, But Watch Your Footing!

The popular Highline Trail at Logan Pass in Glacier National Park is now open, but it's still covered by ice and snow in places, so watch your footing!

National Park Road Trip 2011: Videos On Glacier National Park's Interior Lodges

Just a short note to all you lodging junkies and David and Kay Scott fans out there to let you know we've finally inserted the videos to their post on Swiftcurrent and Rising Sun motor inns and the Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park.

Updated: Fall From Grinnell Glacier Trail Kills Hiker In Glacier National Park

The dangers of snowfields, perhaps unexpected at mid-summer, played out in Glacier National Park when a hiker died from injuries sustained in a slide down a snow-covered slope off the Grinnell Glacier Trail.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Agrees Whitebark Pines Need Help From Climate Change, But Will Have To Wait

Whitebark pine trees, a foundation species that grows high in the upper reaches of parks such as Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Glacier, Yosemite, and Kings Canyon, is in need of Endangered Species Act protection from climate change, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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In Case You Didn't Hear: Going-to-the-Sun Road In Glacier National Park Open End-to-End

In case you're wondering and haven't heard, the entire length of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park is now open to wheeled traffic, and is expected to stay open for the foreseeable future, barring snowstorms.

Reader Participation Day: Do National Parks Provide Ample Wildlife Warnings to Visitors?

In the wake of last week's fatal grizzly bear attack in Yellowstone National Park, and last fall's fatal goring by a mountain goat of a hiker in Olympic National Park, are park officials doing enough to educate visitors on wildlife?

Olympic National Park's Mountain Goat Plan Warns Of Dangers of Urinating On Hiking Trails

With hopes of preventing another fatal encounter between a hiker and a mountain goat, Olympic National Park officials will urge hikers not to urinate on trails, as the salty deposits in effect become "long linear salt licks."

'Sun Road' In Glacier National Park Set To Open Wednesday

Barring any unexpected snow storms, you'll be able to drive the full 50 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park beginning Wednesday.

National Park Road Trip 2011: Prince of Wales Hotel and Glacier Park Lodge

Exploring the many lodging options in and around Glacier National Park can require an excursion into Canada for a night at the Prince of Wales Hotel, which looks south across its namesake lake into Glacier. David and Kay Scott explored that hotel, and the Glacier Park Lodge, before wrapping up their stay in Glacier.

Artist Setting Out To "Paint the National Parks"

Following in the footsteps, and brushstrokes, of Frederick Church, Albert Bierstadt, and Thomas Moran, a New York-based painter plans to spend the next few months exploring the National Park System and "painting the national parks."

National Park Road Trip 2011: Glacier National Park's Interior Lodges

David and Kay Scott, having enjoyed the lodges on the west side of Glacier National Park, now fill you in on the latest with the lodges on the eastern side, including Many Glacier Hotel, as they continue working on an update to their book, The Complete Guide to the National Park Lodges.

St. Mary Lodge and Resort At Glacier National Park Under New Ownership

The St. Mary Lodge and Resort on the eastern edge of Glacier National Park has been sold to a Phoenix-based corporation that operates other lodges in the park under its Glacier Park, Inc., subsidiary.

National Park Road Trip 2011: The Lodges of Western Glacier National Park

Having turned their car back towards the rising sun, David and Kay Scott have been spending time in Glacier National Park while working on an update to their book, The Complete Guide to the National Park Lodges.

Training Sessions Coming Up for Glacier National Park's Citizen Scientists Program

If you're interested in the natural sciences and would like to volunteer some time amidst some of the most spectacular scenery in America this summer, you may be interested in Glacier National Park's Citizen Scientists program. Training sessions are coming up soon.

Aggressive Mountain Lion Spotted In Glacier National Park

Visitors to the Lake McDonald area of Glacier National Park are being warned to watch out for an aggressive mountain lion.
Permanent Vacation: Twenty Writers on Work and Life in Our National Parks Millions of people visit our national parks each year, and some never leave. See iconic landscapes through the eyes of bed makers, bridge builders, rangers, and wranglers. Rip through rapids, disappear inside canyons, and witness personal transformations from petrified forest to permafrost. Learn what it's like to ditch the mainstream and make a life in our nation's best idea.

Glacier National Park Embarking on Long-term Grizzly Bear Study

Without doubt Glacier National Park is in the heart of one of the wildest ecosystems in the lower 48 United States -- the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem. But how wild is it when it comes to grizzly bears? A new study will help answer that question.

First Day Of Summer Is Free One in The National Park System

Coinciding with the first day of summer is another entrance-fee-free-day in the National Park System.

$10,000 Donation Will Help Students Get Involved In Citizen Science at Glacier National Park

A $10,000 contribution to the Glacier National Park Foundation is helping create tomorrow's national park stewards by contributing to efforrts to engage students in science in Glacier National Park.

Backpacker Magazine's National Parks Collector's Edition

Backpacker magazine has devoted its June issue to the national parks, and the 112-page mag packs quite a lot of information -- including some great features on park destinations and a discussion-spurring list of parks the editor-in-chief would do away with in favor of new units -- between the covers.

Plowing Of Sun Road in Glacier National Park: One Step Forward, Two Back At Times

When you look at the difficulties crews at Glacier National Park have each year opening the Going-to-the-Sun Road for summer traveler, you really have to appreciate the skills and tenacity of the men who built the road back in the 1920s and s1930s.

Pick Your Park At National Parks Traveler

Looking for information to help you plan your national park vacation? Today the Traveler is rolling out the first in a series of "park profile" pages to help you with your homework.
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