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Guided Weekend Snowshoe Programs Continue through March 16

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Date: February 27, 2008
Contact: Melissa Wilson, 406 888-7895

WEST GLACIER, MONT. – With snow still blanketing Glacier National Park, visitors are reminded that a park interpreter will lead them on a free two-hour snowshoe hike on Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. through March 16. On these walks, which are suitable for all ages and abilities, visitors will learn how some of the park’s flora and fauna are adapted for surviving harsh winter conditions.

The hikes begin and end at the Apgar Visitor Center. Participants should wear winter footwear, dress in layers, and bring water. If needed, participants can rent snowshoes for $2 from the Visitor Center. Reservations are not accepted, and there is no limit on group size.  

For more information or to confirm that day’s programs, please call the Apgar Visitor Center (open Saturdays and Sundays only between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.) at (406) 888-7939.

Visitors are reminded that although the snowshoe programs are free, valid park entry is required. The winter entrance fee is $15 for vehicles. Annual park passes, valid for unlimited visits to Glacier National Park for one year, are also available for $35.

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Did You Know?

Grizzly bears

Grizzly bears in the park have a wide variety of food sources, including glacier lily bulbs, insects, and berries. They may also make an early season meal of mountain goats that were swept down in avalanches over the winter.