Greetings from Glacier National Park

This photo is of my mother and myself in Glacier National Park on just one of our Many trips to the wonderful U.S. National Parks, Monuments, and Forests along the Continnental divide from Glacier all the way down to Escalante. My mother was 76 in this photo. She lives in Wisconsin but traveled West every summer in her little camper. I live in NYC and in 1994 was inticed to join her. She introduced me to the Love of the American Western Wildreness; the mountains, the backroads, the forests, the local people and events. Almost every summer between 1994 and 2009 we have traveled together and become dear friends, as well as avid Nautre lovers, hikers and campers.Thank you for our National Parks and public lands! Their beauty is a real blessing!

Sincerely,
Belinda

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park preserves more than a million acres of forests, alpine meadows and lakes with habitat for a wide variety of plant and animal life.

State(s): Montana

Established: 1910

“I believe these wild places need to be preserved and should be shared. They are precious. They inspire a sense of humanity, character, wonder and joy. And they should belong to all of us!”

National parks represent the best of America. Why do you care about protecting and preserving them? Tell us why parks matter to you!

{{ active ? "Cancel" : "Begin"}}

Success! Thanks for sharing your story with us.

You’ll be notified by email when your story is approved and added to the collection on the My Park Story homepage.

In the meantime, you can share your own story page with your family and friends — and help us spread the word about these priceless memories and priceless places!

Here’s your unique story page link:

{{ storyUrl }}

* indicates Required fields

Click to choose a file to upload

Submitting your story means that you agree to our Terms of Service

More Stories

  • Greetings from Glacier National Park

    Cyclone Lookout The notorious hike: five miles, steep uphill. To some, that might seem a piece of cake, but for me, it was scary as hell. Mind you, throughout the school year, I was a sedentary vegetable, probably best described as some sort of tuber. It took 40 minutes of…

  • Greetings from Glacier National Park

    As I stepped out of the bus and arrived at the campgrounds, I realized that I had not considered myself a nature person. Why go out when I can relax in my bed with some snacks and watch YouTube? I thought that I would have to deal with suffocating heat,…

  • Greetings from Glacier National Park

    Streams carved small gorges on the mountainside as I hiked along the Iceberg Lake Trail on a recent snowy June day. I glared in amazement at the ridges of the mighty snow-capped mountains that stood above me. I understood why Glacier was designated the nation’s 8th national park in 1910.…

Donate

Preserve Our Parks

Make a tax-deductible gift today to provide a brighter future for our national parks and the millions of Americans who enjoy them.

Donate Now