Glacier National Park Travel Guide
the hike to Grinnell Glacier
the hike to Grinnell Glacier
Glacier National Park
Enjoying the tranquil setting
Glacier National Park
Robin with Saskatoon berries in Glacier...
Fantastic scenery and relatively remote
Bugs, crowds along the Going to the Sun Road
In a nutshell
Beautiful greenery -- evergreen forests and glacial lakes!
Goose Island is situated in St Mary Lake, a short drive west of the St Mary entrance to the park, along the Going to the Sun Road. Watch for the sign marking the pull-out. This is the perfect spot to take a picture of this tiny little island.The pull-out for parking is not...
The Salt Lick
The Salt Lick is located along Highway 2, a little ways west of East Glacier. It is a natural mineral salt lick, in the rocks. Mountain goats can often be spotted in this area, attracted by the salt that they need in their diets.This is *supposed* to be an almost sure-thing...
Sunrift Gorge (Falls)
The Sunrift Gorge quite simply a stop. It doesn’t really seem to be on anyone’s favorite places to see in the park. The turnout is located along St. Mary Lake on the east side of the park. From the turnout a short path leads you to a narrow channel that Baring creek has cut...
Lake McDonald Lodge
Lake McDonald Lodge is a rustic 3 1/2 story Swiss Chalet style building with clipped gables. It features balcony’s and the old world feel of a hotel built in 1914. It was designed by an architectural firm from Spokane, WA named Kirkland, Cutter, and Malmgren. The original...
Many Glacier Hotel
6 Reviews and 419 Opinions The largest of the Glacier National Park hotels. Situated near Grinnell Glacier and some incredible...
The Italian Garden Ristorante: a surprise for the very deserving D
I am at heart a budget traveler. It doesn't take any effort. Born of Depression-era parents, it was instilled in me at an early age. Of course, I like my splurges and when it comes to exotic beer, I will think nothing of spending more than most would think necessary. That...
Around a Campfire Under the Stars: Have a Marshmallow Roast
Ok so this is a stretch, putting this tip under "nightlife spot" lol But seriously, there is nothing like sitting around a camp fire at night under the stars and roasting marshmallows ! CAMP FIRE RULES:*bring in your own fire wood or collect dead and down wood only.*In high...
West Glacier Bar: Freeds
The West Glacier Bar aka Freeda's is were all the locals hang out durning the summer months. If you are looking for a great place to get some local info head there.
I'm sure you have to be wearing bottoms!
Red Jammer Buses
Become a tourist attraction yourself. Hop on one of these buses and you are sure to command the attention of other visitors and probably get some great information along the way. The buses were given the name Jammers after the sound the buses made when the drivers were...
Must have a Car
About 3 months prior to our trip, I checked with the major car rental companies to see what I could get for a deal. In the course of my discussions with them, it suddenly occured to me that maybe I should see if they offer any discounts for 'seniors', now that I am over 55!...
Glacier Outdoor Center: Outdoor Gear
Glacier Outdoor Center has all the gear for outdoor enthusiasts. There is cheap camping gear, cold weather clothing, water wear, all the fishing gear you could think of and fun t-shirts. Eveyone in the shop also know a ton about the area and can help plan a trip!
Running Eagle Falls Legend
The Warrior Known as Running Eagle has a legend that the Blackfeet Tribe has attributed to her:An Indian girl named Weasel Woman’s parents died when she was young. To keep her family intact she took on the male role in the household. She gained her status as a warrior after...
which bear & what to do
Glacier National Park is home to the largest population of grizzlies in the Lower 48 as well as a very healthy population of black bears. Being able to distinguish between the two can be important if you run into a bear. There are different protocols depending on which bear...
Beware Waterways May Contain Giardia
The man above is sipping water from what looks like a pristine stream.Though the aqua rivers and streams look clean and inviting, the water may contain giardia. Bringing in your own bottled water for consumption is advisable. Be sure to boil all collected water or use a...
For your visit to the park fires should never become an issue of safety. If you are planning on hiking especially in the back country during a dry summer you would most likely be warned by the thick smoke or park rangers ushering people out of areas if it was really bad.If...
Keeping the "wild" in wildlife!!!
As a visitor to Glacier National Park, take the time to learn about the wildlife and respect their need for space to live undisturbed. Enjoy viewing them from a distance because getting too close can have dire consequences in addition to affecting their feeding habits and...
Off the road to Two Medicine Lake is a short side trail that goes to a small water fall that has a second fall in it. The second fall is the result of a hollow in the stone, that diverts part of the flow to a secondary exit about half way down the larger fall. There were...
Marmot in the sun
The marmot is one of the classic mountain creatures and even if you never see one while hiking, you are bound to hear one. They make a shrill whistle presumably to warn other marmots of your approach. These large furry rodents are actually just super-sized ground squirrels,...
hope to hear you first
Bear spray is another can of worms. Many novices carry it and then proceed to ignore the most important suggestion from the National Park Service, and that is to make a lot of noise. I saw many people hiking without so much as a peep, often alone. More experienced hikers...
the rest of the bear rules
The rest of the “bear rules” concern food and its storage. Well, food in this case pertains to anything that has a scent as a bear with it's incredibly sensitive sense of smell could misconstrue say a tube of toothpaste as something to eat. Sure we wouldn't think of it as...
Explore Deeper into Glacier National Park
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