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, glaciers, 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 over 500 miles of trails in the park. It is very difficult to put into words what I have seen and do it justice. Consequently, I resurrected an old hobby to try and add another dimension by documenting in photographs what I experience. But, that didn’t seem to be enough.

So, Roaming Bear Media and my Experience Glacier National Park blog was born. 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 about something, the more we tend to care about it. What we care about, we tend to protect. I hope that Experience Glacier National Park (and now my book, Going-to-the-Sun Road: A Traveler’s Guide) will help encourage folks to protect our park like a mamma grizzly protects her cubs.


Tom Berquist