As Glacier National Park celebrates its 100th year in 2010, publicity is likely to increase visitation. However, there's always plenty of elbow room in the park during spring, before the high-country trails are free of snow. The lodges, gift shops and even the restrooms with running water were still being opened in the third week of May last year when Rich Landers, The Spokesman-Review’s outdoors writer, ventured out for a few days of hiking and camping. But the scenery and the wildlife were in peak condition.
OUTSTANDING – Tuesday will mark 100 years since Montana’s peak-studded wonderland, Glacier National Park, was officially secured in the national park system. The centennial commemoration, which has been under way for months, includes a rededication ceremony on Tuesday followed by concerts, movies, art exhibits and other events through the season.
GREAT FALLS — The Glacier National Park Fund has set a $3.5 million fundraising goal for upgrades and restoration as the park nears its centennial.
No attendants were in Glacier National Park’s St. Mary Lake entrance booth to take money last Sunday. Visitors to the 1-million-acre park were on a self-serve honor system. Fair enough.