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Winter Wonderland

Avalanche Lake in December It isn’t the thousands of icicles hanging precipitously from the cliffs of Mt. Cannon. And it’s not the white blankets on the ancient green cedars. It isn’t even the magic of hiking through a snow shower. It’s the silence. The wonder of Avalanche Lake in December comes from the silence. You […]

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Why You Didn’t Hear From Us Over the Weekend

Giving Tuesday 2017 We don’t know about you, but the amount of e-mails we received over the weekend urging us to #OptOutside or to participate in Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, was a little overwhelming. You may have noticed that we stayed out of the fray. Of course, we did choose to […]

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Iceberg Lake in September

Fall Hiking in Glacier National Park In the fall, the answer to the question “What is the best time of year to visit Glacier National Park?” is easily answered for hikers. The best time to visit Glacier is autumn, of course, if you’re a hiker. With a bit of planning and preparation for the possibility […]

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Autumnal Equinox

First Day of Fall in Glacier National Park Who’s ready for the fall equinox, the first day of fall in Glacier National Park? After all, it’s been a wild year in Northwest Montana! After a beautifully snowy winter and a wet spring, we launched into an incredibly hot and dry summer. The endless sunshine certainly […]

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Remembering A Grand Lady:

The Loss of Sperry Chalet, 1913-2017 The outpouring of emotion at the loss of Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park has been almost as overwhelming to us as the loss of the chalet itself. Or herself. Because she was 104 years old, and she had plenty of personality. First things first: although the main structure, […]

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In Montana, If You Don’t Like the Weather …

Fire Season Update In Montana, we like to say that if you don’t like the weather, wait 5 minutes. What we’re usually joking about is Montana’s tendency — particularly in the spring and the fall — to go from sun to snow to hail to wind to sun to calm to storming all over the […]

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It’s Time To Fall in Love With …

September in Glacier National Park Oh, Sweet September. It’s been a wonderfully busy summer, but we’re ready for you. September in Glacier National Park isn’t just the changing of the calendar. It’s a shift in attitude, tone, and feel all over the park’s million acres of beauty. The angle of the sun mellows, and everyone […]

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Sprague Fire Update

2017 Glacier National Park Fires You’ve had your trip to Glacier National Park planned for months now. But you keep seeing MONTANA WILDFIRES in the news. So, what’s the status of the 2017 Glacier National Park fires? How will they impact your trip, if at all? We’ve been Glacier National Park concession partners for 35 […]

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2017 Solar Eclipse in Glacier National Park

Where is the Best Place to Watch the 2017 Solar Eclipse in Glacier National Park? On the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, Glacier’s southwestern border, at our River Party, of course! Ok, first things first. The upcoming August 21 Solar Eclipse is getting a lot of press. What’s all the fuss all about? What […]

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What Do Stage II Fire Restrictions Mean?

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Stage II Fire Restrictions But Were Too Afraid to Ask It’s been a gorgeously sunny and very hot summer — absolutely perfect for whitewater rafting through splashy turquoise waters! On the flip side, that endless high pressure forecast has slowly caused our fire danger levels to rise. The […]

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