1000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE CALENDAR
Tuesday 5 September 2017
Glacier National Park
At the time it was first set aside as a national park in 1910, more than 150 glaciers graced this subrange of the Rockies called the American Alps, giving this spectacular corner of mountainscape its name. Today, scientists estimate that only 27 to 37 glaciers remain; visit now, as they are expected to disappear entirely by 2030 due to climate change. America’s national parks saw close to 283 million visitors in 2012, but don’t be discouraged by the numbers—it is still incredibly easy to break away from the congestion at the main entrance of any park and head into the untrammeled backcountry for some alone time. Glacier’s million-acre wilderness is crisscrossed by more than 700 miles of maintained trails. It also boasts one of the world’s most breathtaking mountain drives, the 50-mile-long Going-to-the-Sun Road.
And don’t forget to check out the book!
About the Book:
Covering the U.S.A. and Canada like never before, and for the first time with full-color photographs, here are 1,000 compelling, essential, offbeat, utterly unforgettable places. Pristine beaches and national parks, world-class museums and the Just for Laughs festival, mountain resorts, salmon-rich rivers, scenic byways, the Oyster Bar and the country’s best taco, lush gardens and coastal treks at Point Reyes, rafting the Upper Gauley (if you dare). Plus resorts, vineyards, hot springs, classic ballparks, the Talladega Speedway, and more. Includes new attractions, like Miami’s Pérez Art Museum and Manhattan’s High Line, plus more than 150 places of special interest to families. And, for every entry, what you need to know about how and when to visit.
“Patricia Schultz unearths the hidden gems in our North American backyard. Don’t even think about packing your bag and sightseeing without it.” —New York Daily News