Glacier National Park Montana, the Crown of the Continent

For people who loves to commune with nature, seeking wilderness and solitude, the Glacier National Park is the best place to go. Being famously referred as the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem it boasts of alpine meadows, pristine forests, spectacular lakes and rugged mountains that is definitely a hiker’s paradise. With over 700 miles of trail, it will really offer a great adventure for the adventurous you.

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The Glacier National Park is always open; it never closes, so it would be easier to plan going there anytime as long as the weather is fine and good. It has been the home of the native Americans centuries ago, relive the old days by staying into historic lodges and chalets.  Discover marine life in its spectacular lakes where fishing is allowed. The park is situated in the U.S. state of Montana, nearby the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. According to Wikipedia, its mountains started to form 170 million years ago when ancient rocks were forced eastward up and over much younger rock strata. These sedimentary rocks known as the Lewis Overthrust contains the best fossilized instances of extremely early life found anywhere on Earth. The present shapes of the mountain ranges and lakes are evidences of an enormous glacial action that happened many years ago.  Among the 150 estimated glaciers which existed in the mid-19th century only 25 active glaciers remained by the year 2010.  Scientists said that if the current climate pattern persists, all glaciers may disappear by the year 2020.

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