Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Happy Birthday, Glacier National Park

Today, Glacier National Park in Montana celebrates its 100th Anniversary as a national park. On this day in 1910, Glacier became the 10th national park in the system.

Throughout the summer Glacier will be hosting special centennial events, including a re-dedication of park headquarters, special tours, a film festival, and art shows. As with the 75th Anniversary of the Great Smoky Mountains, Glacier has also developed a special website.

Words and pictures can't describe how beautiful Glacier Park really is. If you've never been there, it definitely needs to be on your "bucket list". With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is definitely a hikers paradise.

In case you missed it, last fall I posted an article about our experiences at Glacier during our two visits to the park. The posting includes several photos as well.

Here's a short highlight reel Glacier National Park has produced to entice you to come celebrate with them this year:




Jeff
HikingintheSmokys.com Detailed information on trails in the Smoky Mountains; includes trail descriptions, key features, pictures, video, maps, elevation profiles, news, and more.

2 comments:

Adayak said...

Glacier National Park is definitely on my list to visit in the next few years. Love watching pictures and videos of the park - everything looks so beautiful.

Smoky Mountain Hiker said...

Adayak - I know my pictures don't do it justice. It's far more beautiful.