Explore! Glacier National Park and Montana's Flathead Valley


A comprehensive guide to exploring the many outdoor recreation opportunities in and around Glacier National Park and Montana's Flathead Valley with an emphasis on natural history and geology.

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A comprehensive guide to exploring the many outdoor recreation opportunities in and around Glacier National Park and Montana's Flathead Valley with an emphasis on natural history and geology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762736447
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2007
  • Series: Exploring Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 484,424
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Bert and Jane Gildart are hikers, writers, and photographers specializing in outdoor recreation. They live in Bigfork, Montana.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     xi
Glacier National Park     1
Warming Up to Glacier     3
Hiking Down the Park     11
Accessing the Burn Areas     37
Climb the Good Mountains     41
Glacier Cross-Country Ski Trails     51
Black Bears and Grizzlies     57
The Flathead Valley     63
A Room with a View     65
What Makes the Valley: Exploring Towns of the Past     71
Flathead Valley Attractions     83
King of the Pasture: National Bison Range     89
Flathead Lake     95
Floating the Rivers     105
Ah, Wilderness!: Flathead Valley Day Hikes     113
Cycling in the Flathead Valley     127
Fishing the Fabulous Flathead     129
Hunting the Flathead     135
Winter Sports     139
Contacts     149
Glacier National Park Campgrounds     151
Glacier National Park Information     153
Suggested Reading     155
Photographic Hot Spots     157
Index     159
About the Authors     162
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  • Posted May 27, 2010

    Going to Glacier Park? This book will help.

    Not a bad guide for Glacier. It has quite a bit of detail about the park and the hiking trails, but I wish it had more trail detail. For example, more specific instructions, such as: 1) Park here, 2) Total distance (out and back, or loop), 3) Elevation change 4) Difficulty rating, (5) stuff like "at 0.3 miles look west for a view of, or at 1.1 miles, watch for moose", etc. and 6) dangerous points, like steep drops, poisonous plants, etc.

    Additionally, I'd like more traveller's info like places where cold food, hot food, drinks, band aids, etc. can be purchased. Where if anywhere, are sit down and order restautants, cafeterias, sandwich shops?

    I'm sure there may be better (more specific) guides out there. This one had a little too much personal comment about themselves, but it was the best available at my nearest Barnes and Noble.

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