Glacier National Park

Body of Missing Angler at Glacier National Park Found in Lake McDonald

The body of a missing angler in Glacier National Park was pulled from the cold waters of Lake McDonald on Friday, four days after he was reported missing.

No Clues in Disappearance of Angler in Glacier National Park

Another day of searching Thursday failed to turn up any clues in Glacier National Park as to what happened to an angler who had planned to be gone for a few hours but never was seen again.

Search Under Way for Missing Angler In Glacier National Park

A search continued Wednesday afternoon for a 30-year-old Montana man who failed to return from a fishing trip in Glacier National Park.

Snow Falls In Glacier National Park

Sounds like an early cold blast is heading south from Canada, as Glacier National Park officials temporarily closed a portion of the Going-to-the-Sun Road on Friday morning due to snow.

Road Construction Didn't Get in the Way of Glacier National Park Visitors in August!

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Apparently no 30-minute wait crossing the Going-to-the-Sun Road was going to sway visitors from Glacier National Park in August, a month that saw near-record visitation for the park.

Glacier National Park Officials Proposing To Improve Wildlife Viewing In Many Glacier Area

Glacier National Park is rich in wildlife -- ever been to Logan Pass? -- and most of it is readily visible. From bears to moose to mountain goats, the park is a haven for wildlife. Park officials now are proposing to make it easier to find that wildlife in the Many Glacier area.

Fall Spectacular: Fall Colors Delight Motorists on National Park Roads -- Part II, the Ozarks and Western States

When it comes to autumnal splendor, the Eastern parks get the lion's share of national publicity, but there's some mighty fine leaf peeping to be enjoyed on the park roads in western states and the Ozarks too. Here's how to find some of the best of it.

Fall Spectacular: Great Autumn Hikes in the National Parks

It's hard to beat autumn for prime hiking in parks from coast to coast. This season brings fine weather to most of the country and in many locations fall foliage is an added bonus. There are more hikes in national parks that we can take in a lifetime, so here are a few suggestions for some great ones all across the nation—including some alternatives to the most heavily-visited sites.

Fall Spectacular: What's That Sound? Where To Listen To -- And Look For -- Wildlife in the National Parks

In the fall, animals and birds prepare for winter. Bears eat constantly to fatten up before they slow down. Many birds are already on their migration path. Elk and other ungulates are preparing for the mating ritual, the rut. Take a look -- or stop and listen -- in many national parks this Fall and you'll catch a glimpse of this autumnal spectacular.

Photo Exhibit To Benefit Glacier National Park Fund

Another fund-raiser is on the calendar for the Glacier National Park Fund, and this one features some stunning photographs taken by a local photographer who embarked on a 111-mile trek across Glacier National Park in honor of its centennial.
This High, Wild Country: A Celebration of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park Can something as seemingly inconsequential as a stone trigger a national park memory in your mind? If you pick up a rock on your next hike in a park, will you wonder about its origin?

Glacier National Park Enjoys Bullish July

Major road construction along the only route that crosses Glacier National Park apparently is not going to deter visitors from traveling to this craggy park in northern Montana. During July a near-record 673,359 visitors entered the park.

On Occasion, Glacier National Park Crews Use Explosives To Open Hiking Trails

In an effort to achieve a delicate balance between protecting resources, protecting visitors, and supporting an historic way of enjoying Glacier National Park, park officials on occasion find it necessary to use explosives to open trails in the summer.
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UNESCO Report on Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park Calls for Additional Protections

Efforts by the governments of British Columbia, Montana, and the United States seemingly have removed mining-related threats to Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park. But an international team of scientists believes both Canada and the United States must work harder to protect the resources of the International Peace Park.

Arrive Early to Find Parking At Logan Pass in Glacier National Park

If you're in or near Glacier National Park, or plan to visit it later this summer, take note that you need to reach Logan Pass by about 10 a.m. if you want to easily find a parking spot there.

Alas, the Luxury Train Tour of Western National Parks Won't Even Leave the Station

If you had your heart set on spending upwards of $1,500 a day on a luxury train tour of national parks next year, you'll have to settle for either Amtrak or your own rig. It turns out that this project isn't leaving the station.

Accessible Trail Being Built in Many Glacier Area of Glacier National Park

An accessible trail, the first in the Many Glacier area of Glacier National Park, is being built along the shoreline of Swiftcurrent Lake.

Full Senate To Consider Various Park Bills,

A small handful of bills that would impact the National Park System have been sent to the full Senate for consideration. Among them is legislation that would shift Valles Caldera National Preserve out from under a trust and into the park system.

Sale of Limited Edition Posters To Benefit Glacier National Park

A Montana company has produced two commemorative posters to mark Glacier National Park's centennial, and has agreed to give 100 percent of the net proceeds to non-profits that work in the park's best interests.

A Tale Of Two Lakes in Two Canadian National Parks

There is in the Canadian Rockies a bounty of water. Water streaming in rivulets dripping from glaciers, water impounded by glacial moraines and tinted aquamarine by glacial flour, and water running swift in rivers both thin and deep.

Lodging in the Parks: Beware the St. Mary Lodge & Resort

Less than a mile from the St. Mary entrance to Glacier National Park, the St. Mary Lodge & Resort is well situated for a stay on the park's eastern border. With Divide Peak rising high overhead, and Divide Creek babbling along the property, the resort normally is a good basecamp. But a recent stay pointed to some serious problems.

Interior Sec Salazar Glad to See Everglades National Park Returned to "In Danger" List

While the Bush administration worked to see the United Nations remove Everglades National Park from its list of World Heritage Sites "in danger," the Obama administration applauded the UN's decision to again give the park that tag.

Investigation Under Way Into Death of Man At Glacier National Park

Officials from Glacier National Park, the FBI, the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the state of Montana on Friday were looking into the death of a Montana man found with multiple wounds inside the park's Two Medicine Valley.

Glacier National Park Officials Urge Visitors to Be "Bear Aware"

Glacier National Park officials are urging motorists and hikers to be extra-cautious around bears. Two bear cubs have been killed in park traffic so far this year, and trail users continue to encounter bears in potentially dangerous circumstances.

Trails I've Hiked: Hidden Lake Overlook in Glacier National Park

Just getting out of your rig in the parking lot atop Logan Pass in Glacier National Park offers spectacular views, but with a little effort and perhaps two hours of time you'll be searching for a word to amplify "spectacular."

John Wessels Appointed Director of National Park Service's Intermountain Region

John Wessels, who has served as the National Park Service’s Intermountain Region associate director for administration, business and technology since 2004, has been named director of the region, the largest in the agency.
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