Montana is home to the stunning Glacier National Park. This park is popular among hiking fans for its extensive trails and scenery. Visitors to this park can see beautiful forested areas, crystal clear lakes and large glaciers. It’s an extensive national park with much to see, but it’s hard to know what to do first or how to navigate the park.
The park itself is massive, so either plan for a week-long trip or choose a specific section of the park to explore. Visitors come back each year claiming they still have unexplored territory. The park is essentially split into two sides; East Glacier and West Glacier. It also extends into Canada, which adds more to explore.
There are more than 200 miles of hiking trails to explore, ranging from all levels of experience. Pick a couple trails to start and get hiking. Always pick trails suited to your level of hiking. It would be a nightmare to get stuck out in the park with no experience. Always check the trail status report that can be found on the park’s website and pack bear spray and water. There are bears on the trails, but they don’t seek out human company, so they’ll likely stay away.
It’s best to stock up on supplies in the nearby towns. Both towns, Columbia Falls and Whitefish, have giant grocery stores filled with anything you might need on a hike in the park. At the park, supplies are limited. Always pack essentials for emergencies such as a campfire kit, flashlight and plenty of water.
Christmas is not a Mainland China holiday, but the residents of Guangzhou love to ring in the season. The port city on the Pearl River is full of foreigners who bring the joy of the festivities with them to the region, and Christmas has become a time for celebrating with loved ones in this part of China.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
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