Since I first experienced Glacier National Park, I have developed an insatiable curiosity for what is around the next bend or over a distant ridge. I cherish this place that has been 1.5 billion years in the making. I wish the mountains could talk and share all that they have seen. The stories of geology, fire, humans and other life would be sure to mesmerize.

The exhilaration and rejuvenation of being far from the trailhead and seeing the ever-changing grandeur is truly an addiction that has only become more intense for me over time. To date, I have hiked close 400 miles of trails in the park. It is very difficult to put into words what I have seen and do it justice. Consequently, I have resurrected an old hobby to try and add another dimension by also documenting in photographs what I experience. But, that doesn’t seem to be enough.

So, Roaming Bear Media and the Experience Glacier National Park blog was born. Maybe it’s the teacher in me. But, I want to share as much as I can about this iconic treasure that we the people own. I have been incredibly fortunate to live just a short distance from Glacier.  My descriptions of how to locate trailheads, trail mileages, and parts of the park’s rich history associated with the area will have a bit of a local bent.

I believe that the more we know, the more we tend to care. What we care about, we tend to protect. I hope that my voice will encourage folks to protect our park like a mamma grizzly defends her cubs.

Tom Berquist