Now is especially the time to stick to activities that fit your skill level. First responders, search and rescue teams, and medical personnel are all at mass capacity right now, so reducing your risk of injury is of utmost importance.  

  • Know your physical limitations.
  • Always travel with ample water and provisions.
  • Be cognizant of the dangers of water, whether moving or still. Drowning is the No. 1 cause of death in Glacier National Park where the water is very, very cold.
  • Stay a safe distance from all wildlife; they are wild for a reason—they can be unpredictable and dangerous. Know how to recreate in bear country.
  • Have a first-aid kit in your car or backpack. Ask park rangers and public land managers about potential safety concerns you should be aware of—bear activity, rock and mud slides, rough roads, etc.

June 10, 2021