An author working for Lonely Planet didn’t write the Glacier National Park, Montana Travel Guide. Nor one from Moon, Frommers, Falcon, or any other mass travel guidebook employee, forced to rush through the park in a week on a non-existent budget.
This author spent two summers working in Glacier National Park.
Honestly though, to claim I worked is a fib: my summers in Montana were vacations.
My weekends were spent hiking and camping along backcountry trails, while during my ‘work week’, I adventured on day trips in the morning and served cheap food during the evening at Jammer Joe’s along Lake McDonald.
I’m no tourist. No hired employee, wired on Redbull in a vain attempt to report on the park’s every detail, inevitably glossing over the gems.
I’m just a kid who had a blast for two summers and wants to share the park’s secrets, like Polebridge, Montana
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Wait a Second, Perry… There’s More than Glacier Stuff Here…
Yup! That’s right!
When I started this site, it was 100% dedicated to Glacier. But over the last 4-5 years, I’ve fully covered Glacier. I still update and write about Glacier, but my audience demanded more… And so we expanded.
I’ve added a gear reviews section, so you can hear from an expert on the best gear for your needs. I’ve also written extensively about ultralight backpacking, as going ultralight has become an obsession–der, passion–of mine over the last few years.
And since I now live in Colorado, I’m in the process of writing about Rocky Mountain National Park. I hope to add the Rocky Mountain National Park section in Fall 2013… Stay tuned…
But… A Glacier National Park Vacation…
not on my US National Parks see-before-I-die list.
Well then, scratch off Yellowstone, Rocky Mountain, Yosemite, Grand Tetons and/or Zion.
They only trump Glacier in tourist crowds.
Beauty? Glacier wins.
Glacier National Park
Easy day hikes to crystal-clear, glacial fed lakes
Vast, backcountry trails that meander through valleys and over towering mountain passes
Breathtaking views around every corner
This is why nearly two million people a year visit Glacier.
What Can I Find Through This Travel Guide
You should use the travel guide to help plan your Glacier, Montana vacations.
- Find out about different Glacier National Park lodging options, which range from cheap and cozy to luxurious
- Drive Going To The Sun Road, America’s most scenic highway.
- Find cheap flights into Montana airports
- Read our Wildflower Identification handbook to learn the difference between bear grass and fireweed.
- Learn hiking tips for traveling in grizzly bear habitat and life-saving advice on preventing and surviving a grizzly bear attack
- Some of America’s most endangered species call the park their home. And you can see and photograph them! Learn about the best viewing locations for Montana’s fish and wildlife.
- Discover Glacier Park through photos, including wildflowers, waterfalls, wildlife and lakes
I still don’t get it.
What’s so special about a smidgen of the Rocky Mountains covering a corner in America’s least populated state?
There’s a lot here, so sit back, relax, sip your coffee and let your imagination explore your dream vacation to Montana’s Glacier National Park.
But before you begin… The Glacier Park Travel Guide is growing weekly! Soon, many hiking descriptions, backcountry adventure guides and travel itineraries for any length of stay will be up! Be sure to subscribe to The Growing Glacier Ezine to be in the know about updates to the site.
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