What do you think? - Click here to e-mail your impressions and suggestions. What eHikes you would like to see in the future? We are especially interested in what didn't work for you and how we can make it better. If you have problems please e-mail with your operating system information and type of computer.
What is an eHike?
While we realize there is no substitute for actually lacing up the boots, hitting the trail, smelling the wilds of nature, and working up a sweat to reach your final destination, eHikes (electronic hikes) is a tool that will not only assist you in trip planning, but will hopefully help you reconnect and relive your experiences in Glacier National Park. We also recognize that not everyone is able to reach different destinations in the park, so this provides those individuals with the opportunity to see, and maybe imagine, what a trip into Glacier's wilderness is like.
Within an eHike, whether it is a day hike or a backpacking trip, you will be able to view pictures, videos, 360 degree panoramas, and listen to the sounds of nature with a click of your mouse.
What you need
Take a look at the screen shot of the eHike interface below, and mouse-over different pictures and symbols to familiarize yourself with what each piece does. As stated earlier, you will need the latest version of the Flash Player plug-in installed. If you do not see a screen capture below, this might be a good time to install the plug-in.
The screenshot below is a representation of the interface and the pieces in it, not the actual eHike.
Did You Know?
Lake McDonald is the largest lake in the park with a length of 10 miles and a depth of 472 feet. The glacier that carved the Lake McDonald valley is estimated to have been around 2,200 feet thick.