Sunday, January 8, 2012
Vacation Planning: Glacier National Park
"Give a month at least to this precious reserve. The time will not be taken from the sum of your life. Instead of shortening, it will indefinitely lengthen it and make you truly immortal. Nevermore will time seem short or long, and cares will never again fall heavily on you, but gently and kindly as gifts from heaven."
- John Muir on his visit to Glacier in the early 1890s
It's that time of year again when many of you are starting to think about summer vacations. Maybe you're undecided. Maybe you're looking for a new adventure. Have you ever considered Glacier National Park in Montana? Even if you've been to the park at some point in the past, did you get a chance to explore the spectacular backcountry?
Just like the Smokies, Glacier National Park is a hikers paradise. The park offers more than 740 miles of trails that lead to hundreds of lakes, streams, waterfalls, alpine meadows, mountain passes and glaciers.
To help choose which places you wanted to visit and which trails to tackle, I wanted to invite you to check out our brand new sister website for Glacier hiking trails. In addition to covering more than 60 hikes thoughout Glacier Park, our site also provides important travel information to help assist with your planning.