Synopses & Reviews
From the mountain goats who linger by the visitors center on Logan Pass to the crystal-clear glacier-fed lakes, from the magnificent views from the Many Glacier Hotel to the old-growth forest landscapes, visitors will find much to ponder and enjoy within these pages. In 1903 writer, editor, and naturalist George Bird Grinnell expressed his thoughts in Century Magazine about this land he had come to love, calling the area the “Crown of the Continent.” His image of and descriptive story about the magnificent glacier-carved landscape in the far reaches of Montana brought about the creation of Glacier National Park in 1910. Grinnells description is apt, but it is just one of the collective descriptions that evokes iconic images of Glacier, also called the “Land of Shining Mountains” and known by many millions of visitors for their own personal stories and connections to its magnificent vistas and small wonders.
Glacier Icons contains fifty chapters filled with thousands of facts and hundreds of full-color photographs of iconic people, places, events, foods, animals, traditions, and more from all parts of this great national park.
From the mountain goats who linger by the visitor's center on Logan Pass to the crystal-clear glacier-fed lakes, from the fireside where Charlie Russell spun his tales to the old-growth forest landscapes, visitors will find much to ponder and enjoy within these pages, for Glacier Icons is made up of 50 chapters filled with thousands of facts and hundreds of full-color photographs of iconic” people, places, events, foods, animals, traditions, and more from all parts of this great National Park.
The Best of Glacier National Park What makes Glacier, Glacier? With this entertaining collection of photos, anecdotes, and little-known facts, find out the story behind fifty of this national parks best known and beloved icons: Mountain Goats
Red “Jammer” Busses
Glaciers and Glacial Lakes
Grizzly and Black Bears
The Many Glacier Hotel
And much more! Frequent visitors and first-time tourists alike will cherish this timeless celebration of Glacier National Parks incomparable spirit.
About the Author
Bert and Jane Gildart share an enthusiasm for adventure, hiking, photography, and natural history. Bert is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and has been writing about the outoors for the past twenty years. He has served as a backcountry ranger in Glacier National Park and has written more than 300 magazine articles and nine books. Bert and Jane's others book for Falcon include Hiking Shenandoah National Park, Best Easy Day Hikes Shenandoah National Park, and AFalconGuide to Death Valley National Park: A Guide for Exploring the Great Outdoors.