Glacier Turns 100

Nearly 100 years ago on May 11, 1910, the park in our backyard-Glacier-was dedicated as a national park. This Tuesday, May 11, 2010 will mark the official centennial of Glacier National Park. And you better believe the celebration will be in full force! Festivities for Tuesday kick-off with a rededication ceremony at 10:30 AM, followed by refreshments and displays honoring the park, walking tours led by retired National Park Service employees and West Glacier business activities that include centennial book signings, etc. Tuesday’s activities are free and open to the public.

But if you can’t be there in person, no worries. The park staff will be providing live updates on twitter, sharing photos on Flickr and sharing updates on the park’s facebook page so Glacier and National Park lovers everywhere can participate.

For this girl, I sometimes struggle with the words to describe the beauty and grandeur of the park, so today, I’ll let the photos do the talking.

Bowman Lake

Bowman Lake

Lake Josephine Boat Tour (Glacier Park Boat Company)

Lake Josephine Boat Tour (Glacier Park Boat Company)

Many Glacier Hotel - Donnie Sexton/Montana Office of Tourism photos

Many Glacier Hotel - Donnie Sexton/Montana Office of Tourism photos

Lake McDonald

Lake McDonald

Red bus tours are a great way to see Glacier

Red bus tours are a great way to see Glacier

Hope to see you in Glacier this summer! Until then, happy trails.
TT

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