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Gear Review: MSR Nook 2 Tent and Pocket Rocket Camp Stove

August 14, 2012, 11:13 am
By Heather Crowley MSR Nook 2 Tent Preparing for a backcountry trip in Glacier National Park meant time for a new tent. The beauty of exploring the backcountry is the solitude and the ability to create your own adventure. Finding a tent to stand up to the rugged, natural Montana elements ...

Species Spotlight: Grizzly Bear

July 23, 2012, 10:44 am
Grizzly bears are the largest land mammals in North America. Their sheer size makes them hard to miss. Males weigh a whopping 500 pounds on average and can even tip the scale at an astounding 900 pounds. Females weigh 200 to 450 pounds. They’re about 3.5 feet tall on ...

Discover the Mysteries of Wolverines in The Wolverine Way

February 24, 2012, 10:17 am
Wolverines are creatures with many misconceptions. Get inside their heads with The Wolverine Way by Douglas H. Chadwick and printed by Patagonia Books. See the wolverine as you never have before and uncover what is threatening these notoriously tenacious animals. They are more than just a namesake for an ...

Find a Hiking Trail in Glacier National Park

November 11, 2011, 10:21 am is a website that gives hikers interested in Glacier National Park a robust source of trail information at their fingertips. offers detailed information on more than 60 trails, including trail descriptions, key features, pictures, maps, elevation profiles and more. Additionally, the site is organized to make it easier ...

Top Ten Park Train Rides

September 14, 2011, 12:13 pm
1.) Grand Canyon National Park - Grand Canyon Railway With the Arizona heat looming, hop the train to Grand Canyon National Park and enjoy the comfortable ride. The Grand Canyon Railway departs daily at 9:30 a.m. from Williams, Arizona, about 30 miles west of Flagstaff. The train travels almost due ...

Explore National Parks by Taking the Shuttle

June 16, 2011, 10:21 am
Vacations are meant to be relaxing, not spent in traffic. If you are planning to visit a national park during peak season, consider taking a shuttle. Not only do you avoid the hassle of driving, but you’re helping reduce emissions and noise in the park.   Acadia National Park From late June ...

Adventures in Western Montana

May 11, 2011, 9:11 am
Every so often, you come across a place that seems to stand still with time, where life is slower, the grass is greener and the fish always bite. This corner of Western Montana is home to nearly 4,000 square miles and charming small towns with names like Trout Creek, ...

Bears waking up in Glacier National Park

March 28, 2011, 8:14 am
It's a sure sign of Spring in Northwest Montana...bear tracks have been showing up in the snows of Glacier National Park, which means the animals are ready to shake off the winter slumber and start eating. "Bear tracks in the snow are a good reminder that Glacier National Park is ...

Species Spotlight: Moose

March 10, 2011, 9:50 am
When traveling to Alaska, most visitors will spend time going wildlife watching. One of the most popular animals to search for is the moose. Making their home across nearly the entire state, the animals can be spotted year round. Some of the largest moose in the world call Denali ...

National Parks Clean Up with Alternative Fuels

March 2, 2011, 9:09 am
Blue skies, pristine mountain vistas, endless open space and … choking fumes from motor vehicles? Even though the latter clearly doesn’t belong in our National Parks, maintaining their air quality has become a real challenge. With 275 million tourists visiting our National Parks each year, a tremendous number of ...

Fall Deals at National Park Lodges

September 10, 2010, 8:04 am
With shorter days signaling the end of summer, fewer daylight hours present an opportunity to visit many of our national parks without the crowds that are the hallmark of summer vacation. The national park shoulder season offer a quieter and slower-paced atmosphere but you wont have to sacrifice the ...

Jack Hanna has "close encounter of the grizzled kind"

July 28, 2010, 2:07 pm
According to a report in The Missoulian, zookeeper Jack Hanna had a run-in with a mother grizzly and her cubs in Glacier National Park last week: Coming down the steep route from Grinnell Glacier, he rounded a corner just in time to hear the Minnesota teen on the trail ahead, ...

New Exhibits Tell Native American Story of Glacier National Park

July 19, 2010, 8:56 am
New exhibits now greet Glacier National Park visitors at the St. Mary Visitor Center. The new visitor center exhibit entitled At Home in This Place focuses on tribal perspectives about the place we today call Glacier National Park. According to Park Superintendent Chas Cartwright, "Several years of consultation with cultural ...

Celebrate Glacier’s Centennial with great deals at Whitefish Mountain

May 25, 2010, 12:42 pm
I’m always amazed that Glacier National Park, which preserves more than 1,000,000 acres of forests, alpine meadows, and lakes, isn’t the most visited park in the National Park Service system. Aptly dubbed the Crown of the Continent, it is like no other place in the continental United States. Its ...

Glacier celebrates centennial on Tuesday, May 11

May 10, 2010, 8:18 am
One hundred years ago, on May 11, 1910, the people of the United States set aside 1 million acres of their finest federal land, protecting the tremendous mountain scenery of Glacier National Park. And no one noticed. Nearly a week later, the local Daily Interlake newspaper ran the following story: “There ...