Moon Glacier National Park (Paperback)
Moon Travel, 9781631214899, 352pp.
Publication Date: May 30, 2017
Moon Travel Guides: Find Your Adventure Welcome to this rugged slice of nature's best. Lush green parkland, jagged summits, and glacier-carved basins abound in the one-million-acre "Crown of the Continent." Forge your own path with Moon Glacier National Park. Moon Glacier National Park features:
- Itineraries for every timeline and budget, ranging from one day in the park to a week-long road trip, including: "Best in One Day," "Fun for Kids," "Flathead-Glacier Road Trip," and "Wildlife-Watching Hotspots"
- Strategies for getting to Glacier, avoiding crowds, and exploring its less-visited areas, including coverage of gateway cities and towns
- In-depth chapters on each region of the park, including West Glacier and Apgar, North Fork, Going-to-the-Sun Road, St. Mary and Many Glacier, Two Medicine and East Glacier, Marias Pass and Essex, Waterton, and Flathead Valley
- Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughout
- Expert tips for travelers looking to go hiking, biking, backpacking, fishing, rafting, and more
- Detailed hike descriptions with individual trail maps and backpacking options
- The top activities and unique ideas for exploring the park: Hike verdant valleys, meander fields of alpine wildflowers, and stroll beneath frigid waterfalls and over high scenic passes. Go whitewater rafting, cast a line for wild trout into the Flathead River, or hop on a guided horseback ride. Drive or bike the Going-to-Sun-Road, take in views of peaks and glaciers, and spot wild moose or grizzlies roaming the mountainside. Spend a night in a historic lakeside lodge, or set up camp after a day of adventurous backcountry exploring
- Valuable insight from seasoned explorer and Glacier expert Becky Lomax
- Honest advice on when to go and where to stay inside the park, including hotels, campgrounds, hostels, and RV sites
- Up-to-date information on park fees, passes, and reservations
- Recommendations for families, seniors, international visitors, travelers with disabilities, and traveling with pets
- Essential packing and health and safety information-including how to avoid encounters with grizzlies, mountain lions, and other common wildlife
- Thorough background on the terrain, culture, and the park's history
About the Author
Becky Lomax was three years old when her parents first took her to stay with friends who worked as rangers at Two Medicine Lake in Glacier National Park. During college, Becky worked two summers in the historic Glacier Park Lodge, an easy hop to Two Medicine. She spent her days off hiking, backpacking, and climbing throughout the park. After teaching high school writing and speech outside Seattle, she and her husband moved to Whitefish for quick access to Glacier. She worked in the park for a decade as a hiking and backpacking guide, leading many first-time visitors to Gunsight Pass, Fifty Mountain, and Iceberg Lake. She also served on staff at Granite Park Chalet, spotting wolverines and bagging nearby peaks in her off time. Today, Becky maintains her strong link with Glacier by using her full-time writing career as an excuse to keep hiking in the park. In magazine stories, she lauds the park's trails, historic lodges, scenic drives, wildlife, and wildflowers. She tags along with biologists in the field to radio-collar bighorn sheep and grizzly bears. She also treks annually to Grinnell Glacier to write about how climate change is melting the park's ice fields. Becky serves as the western writer for On the Snow, a website that provides snow reports for ski resorts. She also writes stories for regional newspapers and national magazines such as Smithsonian and Backpacker.