Friday Photo: Happy Birthday, Glacier!

The view from Big Bend in Glacier National Park, early May 2012

The view from Big Bend in Glacier National Park, early May 2012. National Park Service photo.

Break out the party hats: Glacier National Park in northwest Montana was created 102 years ago today. Park officials are largely celebrating by… plowing! The photo above, from the park’s Flickr page, shows one of the beautiful snowy vistas visible last week from Going-to-the-Sun Road, which curves through 50 miles of the park’s interior. Getting that snow off of the road itself, however, is quite the task, as you can see from the Park Service photos below.

Learn more about how NPCA’s Glacier Field Office is working to protect the park on our website. And get plenty of travel tips, including the plowing schedule with which roads are open or closed, on the park’s website.

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Editor of Online Communications Jennifer Errick

Jennifer Errick is editor of online communications at NPCA.