Archives for February 2009

Why You Need to Buy a Thermarest Mattress Pad

It doesn’t matter how much you spend on a sleeping bag – If you camp without a sleeping bag pad, you risk a night of unpleasantness and ruining your vacation by getting sick as the ground sucks away your body heat. You can clear the best campsite, but without a mattress between you and the […]

Top 5 Questions About Grizzly Bear Attacks

What do I do if a grizzly bear attacks? If you happen to encounter a grizzly bear on the trail and it charges, your best defense is using a can of bear repellent to deter the bear. Unbeknownst to many, bear spray successfully prevents an aggressive grizzly bear from inflicting harm 90% of the time. […]

Purchasing Compact Sleeping Bags

Compact sleeping bags are designed to take up as little space as possible in your backpack, allowing you to carry additional essentials, such as food, utensils, additional socks, hiking clothes etc. Whether you are exploring Glacier National Park’s backcountry or planning an adventure across Asia, your life will be made easier with a compact sleeping […]

Mountain Lion Behavior

Glacier National Park, California, Arizona, Grand Canyon, Colorado Mountain lion behavior around people tends to be avoidance. These mammals do not want to be seen or noticed, but have probably observed you whenever you hike through their habitat. Even amongst each other, mountain lions tend to be wary. They live solitary lives and the only […]

North American Gray Wolf Diet

What do wolves eat? While the wolf diet primarily consists of the meat of grazing animals, they will resort to eating smaller rodents and some berries. Contrary to popular belief, wolves are not skilled predators. While they are highly intelligent and hunt in packs, they must isolate weak and young members from the herd and […]

Yellow Wildflower Identification

The yellow wildflowers scattered across Glacier National Park and the Rocky Mountains are some of the most distinct and beautiful. They can be spotted and identified anywhere in the park, from the high elevation meadows at Logan Pass to alongside backcountry hiking trails. Below you will find images and descriptions of common, yellow wildflowers within […]

All Facts About Wolves

Few creatures have intrigued man as much as the wolf, which is why this wolf facts list is compiled. Have you ever heard a wolf howl? Few things are as unsettling while simultaneously intriguing. While most visitors never see a wolf, many hear wolves howl in Glacier National Park. Unfortunately, many people don’t know much […]

Grizzly Bear Facts

While their latin name implies dreadful, real grizzly bear facts prove otherwise. In actuality, the grizzly bear is one of nature’s most magnificent predators and once roamed much of North America. Grizzlies are technically brown bears. The only distinction between the two is habitat: bears roaming coastal areas along Alaska and Canada are referred to […]

Indian Paintbrush Wildflower

Glacier National Park, Wyoming & Pacific Northwest The Indian Paintbrush wildflower is one of nature’s most beautiful red flowers. Visitors flock to photograph this wildflower and no Glacier National Park vacation is complete without paintbrush pictures. Although the scarlet paintbrush is iconic to Glacier, it does not only grow in this remote, mountain region. In […]