Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
yesterday at 19:48. Facebook
Our education partner, The Glacier Institute, is offering a FREE week-long symposium on invasive species for incoming high school juniors, seniors, and recent graduates. Participants receive free lodging and meals during the course, and opportunities to hike in the park while learning about the threats and management of invasive species. Follow link for details.
Our education partner The Glacier Institute is offering a FREE weeklong symposium
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Richard Pomietlasz
Thea Rodgers
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
yesterday at 15:30. Facebook
When you're a Meadowlark that prefers open meadows but find yourself in a forest you might look a little grouchy!

#GlacierNPS #GlacierBirding (dl)
When youre a Meadowlark that prefers open meadows but find yourself in
Shannon Kelley
Sue Craft
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
yesterday at 03:21. Facebook
Amelanchier alnifolia - Sometimes called Saskatoon, shadbush, and juneberry, the western serviceberry is in bloom throughout the lower elevations of the western side of the park right now. It seems to have bloomed almost two weeks later this season than in some past years. The flowers will give way to purple fruits that resemble blueberries, but tend to be seedy inside. They are a favorite...
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Amelanchier alnifolia Sometimes called Saskatoon shadbush and juneberry the west
Cookie Everett
Sunni Phillips
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
05/21/2017 at 02:53. Facebook
Here's a slightly different view of Lake McDonald. From the head of the lake the view looks back down toward the Apgar Range and the Belton Hills. Lake McDonald is the largest lake in the park at 10 miles long and also the deepest at just under 500 ft. (bh)
Heres a slightly different view of Lake McDonald From the head of
David Chastain
Amy Essick
Judy Asam VanderPloeg
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
05/20/2017 at 15:30. Facebook
How many members of the Cervidea family can you spot at once?

Cervidae is an animal family that includes ruminating mammals all over the world. In Glacier you could possibly see up to four members of this family at once: Elk, White Tailed Deer, Mule Deer and Moose.

One big difference between Cervidea and other ungulate families is that Cervidea have antlers that regrow each year and not...
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How many members of the Cervidea family can you spot at once
Sabrina Koning Fedorick
Ron Bailey
Kara Moore
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
05/19/2017 at 21:31. Facebook
The Two Medicine campground didn't open today as hoped. The sites are still way too full of snow to be usable. We will keep you updated as to the new projected opening date as soon as we have that information. (bh)
The Two Medicine campground didnt open today as hoped The sites are
Jason Keister
Jill Nelson Kallberg
Index Pictures
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
05/19/2017 at 15:30. Facebook
The grandeur of nature sure does have a way of making us feel small... in a good way!

The road is open all the way to the Avalanche Lake trailhead so get out there and enjoy your park! Just a tip: parking gets tight on the weekends, arrive early or visit on a weekday to make things easier.
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The grandeur of nature sure does have a way of making us feel small in a good way
Tara Brubaker Dickson
Maureen Manley
John Williams
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
05/18/2017 at 22:11. Facebook
The Two Medicine Campground opening date has been delayed due to this week's storm. Plenty of snow covering the campsites! Check back on the campground status page for current status.

Glacier National Park Campground Status

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Jennifer Bollen
Casey Hickman
Moe Saleh
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
05/18/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
At 10,052 ft., Mt. Jackson is the 4th tallest mountain in Glacier National Park and one of only 6 peaks greater than 10,000 ft. in elevation.

George Bird Grinnell named this mountain in 1891 for William Jackson, a scout for the U.S. Army during the Battle of the Little Bighorn and grandson of Glacier legend Hugh Monroe (himself the namesake of Rising Wolf Mountain in the Two Medicine Valley)....
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At 10052 ft Mt Jackson is the 4th tallest mountain in Glacier
Marilyn M. Harwood
Chad Smith
Tim Macasek
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
05/18/2017 at 15:30. Facebook
Every spring snow and ice melts in the mountains and water surges in the streams and rivers. This annual cycle reminds us that summer is coming, even though it might not always feel like it!

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) studies and monitors this natural water cycle and provides hydrological forecasts. Check it out, [ Bit.ly Link ] what's the water doing where...
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Every spring snow and ice melts in the mountains and water surges
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
05/17/2017 at 20:21. Facebook
We are getting our first look at the Logan Pass Visitor Center. The building looks pretty buried. Today's new snow in the park will not help.

The crews are in the Big Bend area, about 5 miles away from Logan Pass.

We have some additional new photos on the park Flickr site. (bh)

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We are getting our first look at the Logan Pass Visitor Center
Mary O'Brien
Jarrod Williams
Rick Angelini
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
05/17/2017 at 15:30. Facebook
Springtime in Glacier turns busy roads into quiet sanctuaries. Hiking or biking the Going to the Sun Road before it opens to vehicle traffic is a seasonal favorite for many!

Learn more about the current road conditions in the park here:
[ Home.nps.gov Link ]

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Springtime in Glacier turns busy roads into quiet sanctuaries Hiking or biking
Charlie H Fisher
Cris Barron
John Williams
Another Glacier wildflower has made its springtime debut! Who can name this dainty flower? (ah)
Another Glacier wildflower has made its springtime debut Who can name this
Peg Genovese Carmen
Gina Landon Randall
Sandy Bennett
Our weekend has been cloudy and wet so far, but the sky this evening was very dramatic up at Lake McDonald. (bh)
Our weekend has been cloudy and wet so far but the sky
Mindy Lenneman
Katie Marshall
Ellen Hoshstrasser
Looks like the east side has had some good plowing weather. They were almost to Siyeh Bend on Wednesday when this shot was taken. (bh)
Looks like the east side has had some good plowing weather They
Kelly Green
Danuta Piatek
Judy Strickler
Happy 107th birthday, Glacier! This week's #throwbackthursday coincides with the day Glacier National Park was established in 1910.

The first known recommendation that this area become a national park came from Lieutenant John T. Van Orsdale in 1883, when he wrote in the Fort Benton β€œRiver Press,” β€œI sincerely hope that publicity now being given to that portion of Montana will result in...
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Happy 107th birthday Glacier This weeks throwbackthursday coincides with the day Glacier
John Williams
Brad Wender
Kaitlyn Davis
What makes a glacier a glacier? And how many of the 37 named glaciers in Glacier National Park remain today? The U.S. Geological Survey and Portland State University recently released new data that shows the rapid reduction of glaciers in Montana during the last 50 years. (ms)
What makes a glacier a glacier And how many of the 37

Glaciers Rapidly Shrinking and Disappearing: 50 Years of Glacier Change in Montana

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John Bauer
Rob Dodson
Chris Kramer
The combination of continued rain and higher temperatures is filling the rivers. The Middle Fork of the Flathead River, at the old Belton Bridge, is flowing fast and getting muddy. (bh)
Jan Love Helgeson
Claire Massey
Hannah Pollard
Thanks US/ICOMOS for celebrating the park's status as a World Heritage Site. Waterton-Glacier's 1995 designation recognizes it as an area of outstanding value to people throughout the world. We agree! #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #WorldHeritageUSA
Thanks USICOMOS for celebrating the parks status as a World Heritage Site
Cheryl Walls
VivianLea Doubt
Robert Kramer
Plant of the day. Any guesses? Here's a hint. It has little berries that are packed with flavor and hard to come by because everybody (big and little) loves to eat them! (ms)
Plant of the day Any guesses Heres a hint It has little
Kathy Schikora
Jackie Marcum
Cecelia Konopka Freeman