By Lido Vizzutti, 4-25-12
||Caption: The snow-capped images of Shanton Mountain, elevation 7,750 feet, and Mount Vaught, elevation 8,850 feet, are reflected in the glass-like surface of Lake McDonald. - File photo by Lido Vizzutti/Flathead Beacon
National Park Week is underway and there is still time to take advantage of the free access to nearly 400 national park sites across the country, including Glacier National Park.
Entrance fees are waived for visitors through April 29, making this an ideal time for everyone, specifically families, to get outside, explore and take in the natural beauty of the park.
“This annual celebration is a great opportunity to experience spring at the park and view the many birds that migrate to or through the park at this time of year,” said Chas Cartwright, Glacier National Park’s superintendent.
Take advantage of the Going-to-the-Sun road being currently only open to motorized traffic from the West Entrance to Lake McDonald Lodge and from the St. Mary Entrance to Rising Sun.
It is important to remember that weather conditions in the park can vary greatly from location to location and sometimes minute to minute, and the road status can change depending on weather and snow-plowing activities. Park patrons are encouraged to prepare for any kind of weather and plan ahead.
For updated road conditions, plowing status and weather conditions, visit www.nps.gov/glac
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