Glacier National Park
Location: State of Montana
Difficulty: Moderate to difficult
Features: various ecosystems, glaciers, fly fishing, skiing
The Glacier National Park falls in the Canadian border, northwest of Montana. Some parts of it touch the Rocky Mountain sub-ranges and it includes 130 marked lakes in it’s vast territory of 1 million acres. It has been named the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem because of hundreds of animal and plant species in it. grizzly bears, moose, mountain goats, wolverines and Canadian lynxes, fishes, birds live in the different ecosystems of the park like prairie and tundras. The forests mostly are populated by red cedar and hemlock.
Lewis Overthrust is the name of the sedimentary rock mountain that was formed some 170 million years ago. Climbers have the chance to go up 10,000 ft (3,000 m) peaks and five technical peaks. The latest glacier count of the park is 25, a huge drop from the 150 glacier count a hundred years back. The park’s 700 miles of trails includes the 110 mile long Continental Divide National Scenic Trail that covers north to south portion of the park. Another popular trail is the 52 mile Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail crossing from east to west. Back-country camping with permit is allowed at campsites along the trails.
Top 3 Adventure Hacks
1) Forest fire
Forest fires are common in the park. This information might affect your plans . Check website before visiting.
2) Pets allowed
Pets are permitted only in paved campgrounds and not in the park because of presence of bears
3) Winter activities
Most high altitude trails may be close due to snow. You can still enjoy snow activities like cross country skiing away from avalanche zones. Check updates from the park