Glacier National Park Pocket Guide by Jane GildartGlacier National Park Pocket Guide by Jane Gildart

Glacier National Park Pocket Guide

byJane Gildart

Hardcover | May 13, 2008

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Glacier National Park Pocket Guide is an information-packed, pocket-size guide that helps visitors get the most out of their park visit in a unique, convenient, and portable package. Overview maps include Waterton, Waterton Lake, Going to the Sun Road, Many Glacier Valley, East Glacier/Two Medicine Complex, and Polebridge Area. Detailed PopOut maps cover all of Glacier and Waterton National Parks.
Bert and Jane Gildart share an enthusiasm for adventure, hiking, photography, and natural history. Bert is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and has been writing about the outoors for the past twenty years. He has served as a backcountry ranger in Glacier National Park and has written more than 300 magazine article...
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Title:Glacier National Park Pocket GuideFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:96 pages, 3.75 × 5.13 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:3.75 × 5.13 × 0.98 inPublished:May 13, 2008Publisher:Falcon GuidesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0762748044

ISBN - 13:9780762748044

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Land of Glorious Adversity: Some two hundred and thirty years ago, when this range was first seen, adventurers were prompted to call this the "Land of Shining Mountains." Today, this area could be called "Land of Glorious Adversity, for contemporary scientists tell us that the park was born of fire, quenched by torrential rains, inundated by vast seas, forced upward by internal pressures, and then gouged by great continental ice sheets that came and went on at least four occasions. From this heritage, mountains were molded that reach up to touch the sky and cradle more than 200 lakes. Such is the legacy the eons left for some 60 mammals, 200 birds, and 1,200 plants that now inhabit the 1,538 square miles of Glacier National Park.

Table of Contents

(1) Welcome: Introduction to Glacier National Park; (2) Navigate: Getting to and around the Park; (3) History: Key things about the park; (4) Flora and Fauna: All Things Great and Small; (5) Horizons: Natural and Historic Sites; (6) Get Going: Activities in the Park; (7) Just for Families; (8) Recharge: Places to Sleep and Eat; (9) Beyond the Borders: Off-site Places to Sleep, Eat, and Go; (10) Resources