Some of the most popular books about the Flathead Valley and Glacier National Park. Before you head out, learn more about the “Crown of the Continent”.
by Stormy Good Monod
Features 99 great day hikes around the greater Flathead Region, including Jewel Basin, Ten Lakes Scenic Area, the Whitefish Range, Glacier National Park, the Salish Mountains, the Northern Swan Crest, the Flathead Valley proper, the Great Bear Wilderness and the Mission Mountains. Dr. Blood gives an impressive overview of the area’s geology to set the stage for the physical history beneath our feet in northwest Montana.
by Jane Gildart
A comprehensive guide to exploring the many outdoor recreation opportunities in and around Glacier National Park and Montana’s Flathead Valley with an emphasis on natural history and geology.
Enjoy a scenic drive on Going-to-the-Sun Road; hike the Swan Range to glimpse wildlife with feathers, fur, and fins; accompany Bert on an elk hunt in the Bob Marshall Wilderness; bird-watch along the Sprunger-Whitney Nature Trail; and paddle the Marine Trail of Flathead Lake.
By Benjamin Long
Terrible maulings, terrifying close calls, and even humorous escapades are all part of this first-ever collection of Montana bear stories. 14 stories — all true — involve grizzly bears and black bears and the people who had the luck (usually bad) to encounter them. Exceptionally, well told by a Kalispell, Montana author.
If you are planning to hike the Flathead or visit Glacier National Park, this is one book you will want to read before you set out on your journey.
By by Jaix Chaix
A collection of the “Landmarks” articles published in the Flathead Beacon newspaper during the first year the column was printed. Writer/historian Jaix Chaix has researched various landmarks of the Flathead Valley, including historic homes of Kalispell and other places of the past, such as the Somers Ice House, the Bruyer Granary, the Demersville Cemetery and other local icons. The articles cover not just places – but also people – from pioneers to prominent capitalists