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Will have a week a Glacier in fall. What should we see and do?
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Glacier National Park, Wildlife Watching, Ranger-led Programs, River Rafting, Flora & Fauna, Historic Sites, Hiking
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Hi Chris,

Fall is a great time to visit Glacier National Park! The National Park Service has a ton of online resources for visitors to help plan their trips. You can look at the 'Things To Do' section here: http://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/things2do.htm


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Erika

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Should it say one foot in diameter, not circumference on pg 66 of Utah book for bighorn horns?
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Hi,

Thanks so much for reaching out to us. The measurement of bighorn sheep horns we include in the guide is the basal circumfrence, which is measured from the base of the head to the end of the horn. To record this data, scientists hold one end of a length of string just above the base of the horn and trace it around to the tip of the horn. They then mark where one end of string meets the other and measure that length with a tape or ruler.

We'll update the description of the measurement in the guide for next year to make it more clear. Thanks so much for your comment!

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