SENIORS VISIT GLACIER NATIONAL PARK

Sep 16th, 2011 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Seniors, Explore and Discover another National Park

Seniors, have you ever been to Glacier National Park?  If not, you are in for a treat. Come and experience Glacier’s pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a hiker’s paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Relive the days of old through historic chalets, lodges, transportation, and stories of Native Americans. Explore Glacier National Park and discover that what awaits you is totally beautiful from any angle.

During my youth I well recall seeing photos of this park with its majestic peaks, snowy valleys and waterfalls.  I always wanted to see it in person. I was not disappointed when my family and I camped at West Glacier and took in the park, tubed down the Flathead River, watched herds of Elk walk undisturbed across a local golf course and observed wildlife around every corner.  The park is just waiting for you seniors.  Better do it before the glaciers melt.

Throughout time, people have sought out Glacier National Park’s rugged peaks, clear waters, and glacial-carved valleys; its landscape giving both desired resources and inspiration to those persistent enough to venture through it. The Top Ten things to see and do in the park include several trails to hike, the Going-to-the-Sun Road, Hidden Lake Overlook, Many Glacier Area and a few more.

Seniors, See What Lewis and Clark Saw

National Park Reservations provides the ability for its customers to make reservations through   a toll-free telephone number at 1-866-875-8456 or by submitting an online request form. You have dozens of possible places to reserve for your stay in the area.

The park is a World Heritage Site. Does that tell you something?  I hope so as I promote all WH Sites.  Glacier National Park is a stunning display of the geological processes that changed North America over the last billion years. The rock formations in the park are almost entirely sedimentary, laid down between 1600 to 800 million years ago when this area was an inland sea.

The park offers many opportunities to see wildlife, and its ecosystems are almost unchanged from what they were at the time of Lewis and Clark. Different trails offer visitors close encounters with animals from mountain goats to pine martens.  One thing is perfectly clear…you won’t be disappointed with this visit.  jeb



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  1. [...] Whitefish, Montana has a population of just over 7,000 and is home to a ski resort on Big Mountain called Whitefish Mountain Resort .The town is the doorway to some of the best wilderness senior travelers will find anywhere in the world and is the gateway to Glacier National Park. [...]

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