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February February 8 Feb Fest Helena, Mont. February Chocolate Festival Anaconda, Mont. March March 21-22 Made in Montana Trade Show Public is invited on Saturday (March 22), 9 am - 4 pm Helena, Mont. find many unique items at the Made In Montana show May May 4 Taste of Bigfork Bigfork, Mont. May 17 Cherry Fest Yellow Bay, Mont. June June 6-8 Whoop-Up Days and Rhubarb Festival Rhubarb Festival is Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm Conrad, Mont. prize-winning desserts can be found at the Conrad Rhubarb Festival June 14 (second Saturday in June) Billings Strawberry Festival Billings, Mont. preparing a very large strawberry shortcake at the Billings Strawberry Festival June 14-15 Pioneer Power Day Threshing Bee Lewistown, Mont. July August September October. Lose Yourself Finding the Best of Montana. Run Wild Missoula. NATIONAL PARKS. GLACIER NATIONAL PARK. Glacier National Park. Mother Nature's best work Glacier National Park is the center of one of the largest and most intact ecosystems in North America.
The views from the cliff-strewn Going-to-the-Sun Road over the Continental Divide make a visit worthwhile, but the experience from inside a car or one of the Park’s famous Red Jammer buses is just the tip of the icefield. Glacier’s one million acres of turquoise alpine lakes, mountain goats and grizzly bears, craggy peaks, and of course, glaciers are almost guaranteed to leave visitors speechless. Going to the Sun Road The 52 miles of this two-lane road that stretch over sheer cliffs and around solid rock would be an impressive engineering feat today, and were even more so when the road was built in the 1930s.
Learn More Getting Around the Park The Going-to-the-Sun Road is the only road that ventures deep into Glacier, but areas near the Park boundary such as Many Glacier, East Glacier, the North Fork, and Two Medicine are also reachable by car. Exploring Glacier. Glacier National Park, Montana: Lodging, Hiking and Backpacking Equipment. Glacier National Park. Glacier National Park. Glacier National Park Travel Guide and Directory. Northwest Montana Travel Regions Glacier National Park is a stunningly beautiful ice-carved terrain of serrated ridges, jutting peaks, dramatic hanging valleys, 50 glaciers, more than 200 lakes, waterfalls and thick forests covering some 1.2-million acres.
Deer are among the most commonly spotted wildlife but elk, moose, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, wolves, grizzly and black bears roam its wild vastness and are often seen by visitors. Just west of the town St. Mary (found on the east side of Glacier National Park) is the picturesque scene of St. Mary Lake along the Going-to-the-Sun-Road. Goat Lick overlook, for example, is a natural salt lick on cliffs overlooking the southern border of the park. Wild flowers, too, are abundant and put on a lengthy show of color as they follow spring up the mountains all summer long. The park is unique among US parks in its relationship with the Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada. *See also the Go Northwest! Go Northwest! YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. Yellowstone National Park.com - Visit Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone National Park Guide.
Summer in Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone Yellowstone is the first national park in the world, and still today holds many geographical and pioneering records.
March 1, 1872 marked the first day of park-hood and it is still the largest national park in the United States with well over 2 million acres to explore and enjoy. The park's highest point is Eagle Peak standing at a formidable 11,358 feet. Surprisingly, even the lowest point in the park is an impressive 5,282 feet above sea level. There are over 300 geysers in Yellowstone Park, as the whole of the park is considered to be an active volcano. Because of the size, Yellowstone National Park has a great amount of biodiversity. Yellowstone geology is also breaking records. The first people came to Yellowstone Park nearly 11,000 years ago and over time, 21 American Indian tribe affiliations have been discovered. All Rights Reserved. © Copyright 2014 US Park Lodging. Yellowstone National Park Lodging, Hotel, Wildlife Information and More.
Yellowstone National Park - Things To Do. Under Yellowstone. On August 29, 1870, a 30-year-old Army lieutenant named Gustavus Doane, part of an exploratory expedition in the Yellowstone region in the territory of Wyoming, scrambled his way to the summit of Mount Washburn above the Yellowstone River.
Looking to the south, he noticed that something was missing from a stretch of the Rocky Mountains: mountains. For miles and miles, the only elevations were in the distance, forming parentheses around a huge forested basin. Doane saw only one way to explain the void. "The great basin," he wrote, "has been formerly one vast crater of a now extinct volcano. " The lieutenant was right: Yellowstone is a volcano, and not just any volcano. Yellowstone Has Bulged as Magma Pocket Swells. The simmering volcano has produced major eruptions—each a thousand times more powerful than Mount St.
Helens's 1980 eruption—three times in the past 2.1 million years. Yellowstone's caldera, which covers a 25- by 37-mile (40- by 60-kilometer) swath of Wyoming , is an ancient crater formed after the last big blast, some 640,000 years ago. (See "When Yellowstone Explodes" in magazine.) Since then, about 30 smaller eruptions—including one as recent as 70,000 years ago—have filled the caldera with lava and ash, producing the relatively flat landscape we see today. But beginning in 2004, scientists saw the ground above the caldera rise upward at rates as high as 2.8 inches (7 centimeters) a year. The rate slowed between 2007 and 2010 to a centimeter a year or less. "It's an extraordinary uplift, because it covers such a large area and the rates are so high," said the University of Utah's Bob Smith , a longtime expert in Yellowstone's volcanism. Smith and colleagues at the U.S. GRAND TETONS NATIONAL PARK.
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