WEST GLACIER, MONT. – In celebration of America’s great outdoors, Glacier National Park will be joining national parks and wildlife refuges around the country in offering free admission to the park on Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6.
This summer’s fee-free days at national parks and wildlife refuges are intended to encourage Americans to get outdoors and experience their public lands. Additional admission-free days are planned for August 14 and 15, September 25 and November 11.
Outdoor Education Course
For visitors especially interested in bears, The Glacier Institute is conducting a “100 Years of Bears” course. Reservations are required for the three day course, and there is a course fee and a student limit of 13. Call 406-755-1211 for more information. The course, which is conducted by Ralph Waldt, includes hikes into bear country. The course is scheduled for June 4 to June 6.
The Institute recommends the following books for those interested in Glacier’s bears:
Crown of the Continent: The Last Great Wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. Ralph Waldt, Riverbend Publishing, Helena, MT, 2004.
Grizzly Country. Andy Russell, Nick Lyons Books, 1967.
Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance. Steve Herrero, Winchester Press, Piscatawy, N.J.
The Grizzly Bear. Thomas McNamee, McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1984.
The Grizzlies of Glacier. Warren Hanna, Mountain Press Publishing Co., 1978.
Grizzly Years. Doug Peacock.