Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Some of my favorite memories of Glacier Natl Park on its 100th birthday

Today is the 100th birthday of Glacier National Park in Montana. Festivities will be going on all day at the Glacier National Park Community Building in West Glacier. But it's too late to get there if you haven't left already....so what's in it for you, you ask?

Whenever a national landmark like Glacier reaches that venerable mark, obviously people start to want to do something special to commemorate the occasion. In short, let's party. But, smartly, the Park Service realized that just one day wouldn't be fair to all Glacier's fans, so they are stretching the celebration out for months to come. That means you can still benefit from the park reaching the century mark. For a list of all the festivities, check out www.glaciercentennial.org .

My last visit to Glacier was in 2008 and was one of the best times I can recall. I've got a brother-in-law who thinks I'm crazy, but I loved all of it, including getting a flat tire on my rental car at 11pm in the middle of wolf country, 30 miles from civilization, with no cell phone coverage and not being able to release the spare from under the chassis for over an hour. That gives you time to observe more stars than I've ever seen in the sky at one time. Lying on your back on the ground gives you new perspective on the universe.

Read the whole article at Examiner.com  http://ping.fm/XEHrF

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