Glacier National Park

25 places you should visit before they disappear forever

Earth is home to incredibly beautiful natural sites. But because of climate change and human carelessness, some of them are in danger of disappearing in the next 100 years — or even sooner.<p>From Patagonia's glaciers to Africa's Congo Basin, these threatened natural wonders span the globe.<p>Keep …

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15 Climate Change Facts That You’ll Know Are True If You’re Not An Idiot

Let’s not all get swallowed by floods and eviscerated by drought, ya know?<p>1. Let’s clear this up: the overwhelming majority of climate scientists — aka the experts — believe that climate change is REAL, happening, and is caused largely by humans.<p>2. Earth is getting hotter. And the average …

Climate Change

Glacier National Park, Montana | 10 Trips to Take Before It’s Too Late

Glaciers are generally a minimum of 25 acres in size. In 1850, approximately 150 glaciers were present in what is now Glacier National Park, and most …

National Parks

A Lesson on Warming, From an Icy River

In the wilds of the Canadian Yukon, nature has provided fresh evidence of the destructive power of humans, and a stark warning of the dangers billions of people may face.<p>During last year’s unusually warm spring, meltwater from the Kaskawulsh Glacier cut a canyon through the ice that diverted water …

Climate Change

Unusual iceberg spotting in Canada's Ferryland linked to climate change?

Unusually strong anti-clockwise winds contributing to the movement of icebergs, experts say.<p>The recent spotting of an iceberg off Ferryland coast in …

Climate Change

Secretary Zinke Announces $34.9 Billion Added to U.S. Economy in 2016 due to National Park Visitation

Date: April 19, 2017<br>Contacts: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov<br>National Park Service, Jeffrey_Olson@nps.gov, 202-230-2088<p><b>SAN FRANCISCO</b> – Today, during …

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11 reasons why you will love the Glacier National Park

The Glacier National Park is my favorite of all national parks I have been to so far – 15 in total. It’s the most picturesque and the most …

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15 Amazing Hikes in Glacier National Park

Montana is about as wild as it gets in the continental U.S. and nowhere shows off the state's staggering beauty more than Glacier National Park. From …

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Get your parks pass and say 'Happy birthday, Canada!'

This year our neighbor to the north turns 150 years old, and Canada is celebrating by offering free admission to national parks.<p>It’s a great excuse …

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The 11 best National Parks for paddling

If it’s off the grid and away from people you’re looking for when it comes to an outdoor vacation, then you might be prone to skip our National …

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US National Parks to Wander this Summer

From Mt. Rainier to Zion; from Glacier to Denali + many more<p>We all keep a checklist of must-see places, don’t we? Some keep them in a notebook with …

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The best National Parks for rafting

Visitation to America’s national parks isn’t expected to slow down anytime soon. Crowds will flock to the iconic sites like Half Dome, Going to the …

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Artist shows what climate change will do to our national parks

National parks are at the front lines of climate change. The creep of change is playing out in places that Americans have set aside to be preserved …

Climate Change

This is the amazing 'glamping' experience you've been looking for

Under Canvas was inspired by the wild plains of Africa … as well as, well, Montana.<p>The comparison (if you haven’t seen either or both) can be a …

Adventure Travel

Tested: 3 Snack Bars Guaranteed to Keep You Going on Spring Adventures

Photo: Glacier National Park Now that it’s time to harvest that spring corn while the resorts are still getting some snow–or even get out on your …

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Parks and Recreation

With the weather starting to warm up, summer travel is on the mind. And that means spending as much time in the great outdoors as possible. There's …

National Parks

Whitefish remains Montana's hospitable outdoor recreation playground

Print<p>Located approximately five hours (466 kilometres) from Calgary in Flathead County, Mont., the city of Whitefish has, for decades, been a popular …

North America

Share the Bike Travel Weekend Bike Your Park Day Video

Share the Bike Travel Weekend & Bike Your Park Day Video<p><b>April 11, 2017</b><p>You can participate in Bike Travel Weekend, June 2–4, and Bike Your Park Day, …

Travel

Spring Travel to National Parks Offers Endless Opportunities

By Carrie Smith, Senior Director, Corporate Partnerships, National Parks Conservation Association<p>Spring has finally sprung! What better way to plan …

National Parks

The Gear You Need to Stay Clean(ish) in the Backcountry

Sure, everyone lets their normal hygiene ritual slip a bit in the backcountry. That’s part of the fun and freedom of it, right? But there’s still a cleanliness bar to clear if you’re going to stay happy and healthy. For tips on how to hit that baseline, I called up several outdoor pros who’ve …

Adventure Travel

This Century-Long Photo Project Documents Montana's Shrinking Glaciers

There are lots of high-tech ways to document climate change, but at Glacier National Park in Montana, a simple tool has been put into play: a …

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Car-Free Days at National Parks

One of the best kept secrets is the spring season when the <b>Going-to-the-Sun Road</b> is closed to cars, but open to bikers and walkers, providing a …

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National Walking Day: Great hikes in national parks

Hiking in national parks around the USA<p>The first Wednesday in April is National Walking Day every year, a day that the American Heart Association encourages everyone to get out on their own two feet and see the world for their health. Celebrate the scenic way within the national park system by …

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This Montana Senator Wants to Tax Every Cyclist Who Visits the State

Anti-bike legislator Scott Sales proposes a ridiculous fee on cyclists, whom he has called "rude and self-centered"<p>Montana state Senator Scott Sales appears to view cyclists as an invasive species. In the wake of killing a bicycle-safety bill earlier this year, the Bozeman Republican now wants to …

Bicycling

This Camping Company Makes $8 Million From Catering to Indoorsy People

Under Canvas offers high-end 'glamping' experiences to customers who love the outdoors but don't love to rough it.<p><i>Editor's note: This tour of small businesses across the country highlights the imagination, diversity, and resilience of American enterprise.</i><p>In 2009, Sarah Dusek gazed out across the …

Adventure Travel

Incredible Glaciers to See Before They Melt

A sunny, 60-degree day sounds perfect -- that is, unless you’re in Antarctica in middle of March. Earlier this month, the World Meteorological …

Adventure Travel

Forbidden phrases at U.S. Dept. of Energy: Don't use 'climate change'

Ocean levels are rising, the Arctic ice pack is shrinking, carbon dioxide is building up in the atmosphere -- but the Trump administration is seeking to excise climate from the language of the American government.<p>Staff in the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of International Climate and Clean …

Climate Change

When my home started melting: Watching Glacier National Park disappear

I TOOK A BOAT ACROSS Lake MacDonald when I was ten years old. I had been in nearby Glacier Park many times during my childhood, but this was the …

National Parks

National parks odyssey: the chill of the chase

Winter, as it turns out, is a spectacular time to visit Canada’s national parks.<p>You just have to be prepared to navigate through periodic snow …

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Backcountry emergencies a challenge for rescuers

'By the time a rescue team gets there in most cases in Canada, it's generally speaking too late'<p>Experts say the growing number of skiers and …

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