Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Ranger-Led Activities Schedule Through August 4th

The latest Ranger-Led Activities schedule is now posted on the park website. If you have a fear of hiking in grizzly country, ranger-led hikes provide an excellent opportunity to see some of the best of what the park has to offer, in the relative safety of a group.

In addition to the many hiking opportunities, rangers also provide several other activities such as boat tours, talks and evening programs, as well as Solar Viewing and Glacier's Night Sky programs, both of which begin today.

The Solar Viewing program allows visitors to drop by and take a unique look at the Earth’s closest star through a solar telescope, on select days, anytime between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm. The program takes place at the Apgar Village Green, roughly 100 yards north of the Apgar Visitor Center.

Glacier’s Night Sky programs allow visitors to join an astronomer-in-the-park to view the night sky through a telescope. Evening telescope viewing will be available Wednesday through Sunday at the Apgar Transit Center and daily at the St. Mary Visitor Center, from 10:00 p.m. to midnight, weather and sky visibility dependent.

Additionally, the St. Mary Visitor Center is currently screening the documentary "The City Dark" every Tuesday and Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. The film highlights the story of light pollution and disappearing night skies.

To view the entire activity schedule, please click here. For more in-depth information on many of the hikes on the schedule, please click here.

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