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Through lush green parkland and to the top of jagged summits, forge your own path with Moon Glacier National Park. Inside you'll find:
- Flexible, strategic itineraries, ranging from one day in the park to a week-long road trip, designed for outdoor adventurers, families, road-trippers, and more
- The top experiences and unique ideas for exploring the park: Hike verdant valleys, trek through fields of alpine wildflowers, and walk beneath frigid waterfalls and over scenic high passes. Go whitewater rafting, cast a line into the Flathead River for wild trout, or hop on a guided horseback ride. Drive or bike the Going-to-Sun-Road, take in views of peaks and glaciers, and spot wild moose or grizzlies roaming the mountainside. Spend a night in a historic lakeside lodge, or set up camp after a day of adventurous backcountry exploring
- Strategies for getting to Glacier and coverage of gateway cities and towns
- Expert tips for travelers looking to go hiking, biking, backpacking, fishing, rafting, and more, plus detailed hike descriptions with individual trail maps and backpacking options
- Valuable insight from former park guide and Glacier local Becky Lomax on how to avoid crowds and explore Glacier's less-visited areas
- When to go and where to stay inside the park, including hotels, campgrounds, hostels, and RV sites
- Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughout
- Up-to-date information on park fees, passes, and reservations, plus essential packing and health and safety information, including how to avoid encounters with grizzlies, mountain lions, and other common wildlife
- Recommendations for families, seniors, international visitors, travelers with disabilities, and traveling with pets
- Thorough background on the terrain, culture, and the park's history
Visiting more of North America's national parks? Try Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton or Moon USA National Parks.
About the Author
Becky Lomax was three years old when her parents first took her to stay with friends who worked as rangers at Two Medicine Lake in Glacier National Park. During college, Becky worked two summers in the historic Glacier Park Lodge, an easy hop to Two Medicine. She spent her days off hiking, backpacking, and climbing throughout the park.
After teaching high school writing and speech outside Seattle, she and her husband moved to Whitefish for quick access to Glacier. She worked in the park for a decade as a hiking and backpacking guide, leading many first-time visitors to Gunsight Pass, Fifty Mountain, and Iceberg Lake. She also served on staff at Granite Park Chalet, spotting wolverines and bagging nearby peaks in her off time.
Today, Becky maintains her strong link with Glacier by using her full-time writing career as an excuse to keep hiking in the park. In magazine stories, she lauds the park's trails, historic lodges, scenic drives, wildlife, and wildflowers. She tags along with biologists in the field to radio-collar bighorn sheep and grizzly bears. She also treks annually to Grinnell Glacier to write about how climate change is melting the park's ice fields.
Becky serves as the western writer for On the Snow, a website that provides snow reports for ski resorts. She also writes stories for regional newspapers and national magazines such as Smithsonian and Backpacker.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
While not having made the trip yet; I am using this book to research what to see, where to stay and what to do. The book is divided into sections: the east side, the west side, Going to the Sun highway, etc, with what seems to be detailed information about what is where and how to take advantage of it. I like the fact that it lists the resorts in the park and hostels nearby; I like the fact that it lists campgrounds and where to get showers. It lists the stores in and near the park, what they carry and the approximate hours of operation in the different seasons. Looks like a keeper.
This was a very helpful guide for our trip to Glacier. We could choose what hikes we thought we could handle from the descriptions given. It also has info about where to rent boats,kayaks,etc. It really has a great amount of valuable information. I recommend this book.