Saturday, June 21, 2008

Salute to the Summer Solstice

Good morning campers!

Happy "summer solstice" and welcome to the longest day of the year.... and, I might add, the local forecast calls for this to be the warmest day of the year (so far). If your plans call for a hike in Glacier National Park or a day on the water at Flathead Lake, it looks like you'll have great weather (if not a tad hot).

According to, on this day in history...
  • 524 - Godomar, King of the Burgundians defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vézeronce.
  • 1665 - First soldiers of Le Régiment de Carignan-Salières arrive at Quebec to invade Iroquois territories.
  • 1919 - Admiral Ludwig von Reuter scuttles the German fleet in Scapa Flow, Orkney. The nine sailors killed were the last casualties of the First World War.
  • 1940 - World War II: France surrenders to Germany

And the I look at today's headlines and I think to myself... "we sure are slow learners". Okay, no personal political commentary or anything else that could ruin your day. Enjoy this longest day of the year because... soon we'll be preparing for winter! (did I really say that?... you know it did snow here last week!)

Enjoy the Flathead!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Glacier Park Pass - a Green Father's Day Gift

Father's Day is almost here and I'll bet your dad does not need another neck tie, no matter how nice you think it looks. This year you can make Al Gore happy - and delight your father by giving him a "Green Father's Day" gift!

Here's a suggestion for an eco-friendly present he won't stuff in a drawer, or use as a dip stick rag. Give him a pass to Glacier National Park and/or all the National Parks for one full year. A year's pass to Glacier is great if Dad' a hiking-enthusiast or just enjoy's driving 'Going To The Sun Road', plus it supports the National Park Service.

These passes are valid for one full year from month of purchase. They provide entrance or access to pass holder and accompanying passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle at Federally operated recreation sites across the country. It covers your Dad and three (3) accompanying adults age 16 and older at sites where per person entrance fees are charged. No entry fee for children 15 and under. Get Dad his "Green Father's Day" gift pass here!