Glacier National Park (Montana)
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Glacier National Park in #Montana is still as wild as when Lewis and Clark first saw it more than 200 years ago. Ready to be left just as wonderstruck?
In Glacier’s early days, tent camps run by the Great Northern Railway provided food and lodging to visitors traveling on horseback throughout the park. These tent camps would often be located near planned backcountry chalet sites, but the Railway also set up four “permanent” camps in scenic areas of the park. This photo taken in the 1930s shows the tent camp at Cosley Lake (then known as Crossley Lake) in Glacier’s Belly River region.
This is a pretty wet place! There are more than 1,500 miles of streams and rivers and about 700 lakes, ponds, marshes, bogs, and other wetland habitats. So why are there only six species of amphibians found here? 🐸 The answer is that valley filling glaciers retreated from the region only about 10,000 years ago which is pretty recent in evolutionary time. The biological clock hasn’t been ticking long enough since then for many species to colonize the area.