“Give a month at least to this precious reserve,” said John Muir when he was trying to tell America how essential Glacier was. A month? Who has a month anymore? Our holidays are speed dates, quick hook-ups with the 1,000 places you need to see before you die.
But I learned within an hour that Glacier National Park isn’t a place to rush through.
When this 100-year-old talks—with its century’s worth of experiences—you slow down. Even if you fight it … at first. Like I did. But around every gauzy, unreal mountain lies an opportunity that might just change your life.
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Pictured: Swiftcurrent Lake, Glacier National Park