As we all face the unique challenge of navigating the COVID-19 outbreak, we may encounter feelings of uncertainty and understandable anxiety. But we also find ourselves in a time of coming together—yes, even with social distancing and isolation—to focus on what we can do to support the efforts that will eventually bring us back to normalcy.  

Remembering when we paddled Lake Koocanusa, which stretches from Libby Dam into Canada. Photo: Andy Austin

Here at Western Montana’s Glacier Country we’re doing our best to ensure the health and safety of our community, residents and visitors. We’re monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely. Montana public health agencies and the Governor’s Coronavirus Task Force are actively working to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus in Montana. They have created a webpage with current updates and links to Department of Public Health and Human Services. This site also links to an online dashboard that provides global, national and state information resources.

At this point, Montana is in Phase Two of Reopening. Many businesses are still closed or have limited hours. If you have questions or concerns about a future trip you have planned, our team and on-line visitor resources are fully operational and can be reached during normal business hours. Additionally, face coverings are mandatory in indoor public spaces and outdoors when social distancing is not possible, in all Montana counties with four or more active cases. For more information visit

It’s crucial that right now we keep our spirits up. Stay positive, stay strong and stay calm. While social distancing is in order, we’re finding ways to keep moving and breathing in the fresh mountain air. We’re thankful for wide-open spaces, quietude and tranquil views. Read our Social Distancing and the Great Outdoors blog for more information.

Remember, we’re all in this together. Photo: Andy Austin

Adventure is essential. When traveling please travel responsibly.

 + Stay up-to-date on travel regulations and the COVID-19 situation using reliable sources like the CDC and the Montana Department of Public Health.

 + Plan ahead to ensure businesses and attractions are open.

+ Be respectful, kind, patient and prepared.

 + Continue to monitor the situation, and adjust plans when necessary.


 + Wear a mask. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

 + Practice physical distancing.

 + Wash your hands frequently. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

 + Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue; dispose promptly; wash your hands.

 + Stay home if you’re sick.

 + Adhere to additional local health requirements that may be required at your destination.

For more information and health guidance regarding COVID-19, please visit the CDC or WHO websites.

Stay well, friends. We’ll see you on the trail soon.

Western Montana’s Glacier Country

This blog was last updated on August 12, 2020. For the most recent information please visit

March 18, 2020

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GeraDessiel Simon
Agreed! Grateful for you all-more than you realize!! Looking forward to visiting my Native Relatives there-especially Jackie Parsons!! Many thanks for you all! Wishing you all the good you sent to me-spirit-soul-body, Heaven on Earth! My love be with you all in our Contact-Connector:Christ JESUS,Who will put "crown of pride" "corona" =crown-virus,under our feet,as a BlackfootedBlackfeet,as ashes under our Blackfeet!!

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