The Treehugging Outdoorsman

Glacier National Park
May 28, 2007, 10:14 pm
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I’ve never seen glaciers so close. And boy were they amazing? As part of our Montana weeklong summer vacation, Dad also took us to this huge park where we can see amazing glaciers. There are also mountains and valleys on the park, there’s also streams and lakes inside the park. Did you know that these glaciers have been formed thousands of years ago? A glacier is formed when snow melts in the summer and accumulates into layers. Since the bottom layer of the ice becomes flexible it therefore allows the glacier to move.

The guide said that the glacier before were bigger than what we have now. It must be because of all the gas emissions in the air and the general global warming we’ve been hearing everywhere. The park is also home to some great wildlifes including black and grizzly bears (gasp!), moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goats and mule deer. I saw a mountain goat happily chewing in his spot under a big tree. I didn’t see any grizzlies and anyway I’m not sure how to react if I ever see one as they can be really dangerous but perhaps seeing one would be very cool indeed.


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