Moon Glacier National Park
Including Waterton Lakes National Park
By Becky Lomax
Fifth Edition, May 2015
Price: $19.99 USD
Writer, editor, and avid outdoorswoman Becky Lomax offers an insider’s perspective on Glacier National Park, where she once worked shredding lettuce in the kitchen so she could hike the park’s nearly 300 miles of park trails during her free time. From hiking through multi-color meadows filled with wildflowers to observing the Sperry Glacier, a victim of global warming that will vanish in less than two decades, Lomax knows the best ways to enjoy the park’s one million acres of wilderness. She also includes unique trip strategies for travelers with specific interests and restrictions, including a Wildlife-Watching tour and a whirlwind One Day in Glacier tour. Whether it’s biking up Going-to-the-Sun Road or watching a grizzly forage in huckleberries, Moon Glacier National Park gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
This full-color guide includes vibrant photos and helpful maps.
What’s inside Moon Glacier National Park
Enjoy the very best of Glacier National Park with these itineraries:
- Best of Glacier National Park
- Best in One Day
- Best Hikes
- Glacier Road Trip
- Fun for Kids
- The Landscape
- Wildlife-Watching Hot Spots
Explore what Glacier National Park has to offer.
Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:
- West Glacier and Apgar
- North Fork
- Going-to-the-Sun Road
- St. Mary and Many Glacier
- Two Medicine and East Glacier
- Marias Pass and Essex
- Flathead Valley including Bigfork, Columbia, Kalispell, and Whitefish
Becky Lomax was three years old when her parents first took her to stay with friends who worked as rangers at Two Medicine Lake in Glacier National Park. During college, Becky worked two summers in the historic Glacier Park Lodge, an easy hop to Two Medicine. She spent her days off hiking, backpacking, and climbing throughout the park.
After teaching high school writing and speech outside Seattle, she and her husband moved to Whitefish for quick access to Glacier. She worked in the park for a decade as a hiking and backpacking guide, leading many first-time visitors to Gunsight Pass, Fifty Mountain, and Iceberg Lake. She also served on staff at Granite Park Chalet, spotting wolverines and bagging nearby peaks in her off time.
Today, Becky maintains her strong link with Glacier by using her full-time writing career as an excuse to keep hiking in the park. In magazine stories, she lauds the park’s trails, historic lodges, scenic drives, wildlife, and wildflowers. She tags along with biologists in the field to radio-collar bighorn sheep and grizzly bears. She also treks annually to Grinnell Glacier to write about how climate change is melting the park’s ice fields.
Becky serves as the western writer for On the Snow, a website that provides snow reports for ski resorts. She also writes stories for regional newspapers and national magazines such as Smithsonian and Backpacker.