Written by a local hiking guide whose love affair with the park spans decades, Moon Glacier National Park uncovers the best ways to experience the rugged Crown of the Continent. You'll find where to smother your taste buds with huckleberry pie, where to spot a glacier, where to spy grizzly bears, where to swim with icebergs, and where to run your fingers over some of North America's oldest rock formations. Moon Glacier National Park and Becky Lomax help you have a truly personal experience.
Suggested travel strategies and lists of must-see sights provide you with real insights so you can decide where you should go, stay, and eatwithout hassles or regrets. Becky's travel strategies include One Day in Glacier, The Glacier Smorgasbord (an eight-day overview), Wildlife Watching, Getting Away From it All, Wildflower Wonders, and Top Ten Day Hikes.
Becky details where to trek, climb, mountain bike, swim, kayak, and relax between glaciers or towering mountains. Complete with maps, photographs, illustrations, and special emphasis on leading destinations such as Going-to-the-Sun Road, Logan Pass, Grinnell Glacier, Many Glacier Hotel, Granite Park Chalet, Lake McDonald, and Waterton National Park. Moon Glacier National Park has all the tools for you to create your own trip.
|Series:||Moon Handbooks Travel Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.90(d)|
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.