Podcasts: Backcountry Camping and Bears
Summer Backcountry Camping Video
Glacier National Park is bear country! Do you know how to react if you see one on the trail? How do I cross that rushing stream? What do I do with my food? There is a lot to know about backcountry camping in Glacier. The information contained in this video will provide backcountry users, or anyone interested in outdoor activities in Glacier National Park, with basic safety information. It also introduces "Leave No Trace" concepts and is an essential tool to plan a successful overnight experience in the park. Day-hikers and the casual visitor to Glacier will also enjoy this introduction to the wilds of one of the most spectacular and wild areas in the world.
Winter is a special time in Glacier. The crowds are gone and a peaceful quiet descends over the park. However, just as it is a time of great challenge for the plants and animals that live here, it is also a time of unique challenges that are faced by only the hardiest of souls willing to venture into the backcountry on skis or snowshoes. Hypothermia, frostbite, and avalanches need to be factored in to any winter backcountry trip. This video will aid in planning a successful winter overnight experience in the park. Park visitors not planning on this level of extreme winter recreation will appreciate the challenges highlighted in this short vignette into Glacier's winter.
Bear Safety in Glacier National Park
QuickTime files of these videos are also available on the Backcountry Camping page. These smaller files are viewable online, without the need for another device to play them.
Did You Know?
Did you know that in 1932, Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park became the world’s first International Peace Park due to the good work between the two nation’s rotary clubs?