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Finding a Trail in Glacier National Park Just Got Easier
New web site offers expanded, in-depth trail information in a user-friendly format
By: Jeff Doran
HikinginGlacier.com offers detailed information on more than 60 trails, including trail descriptions, key features, pictures, maps, elevation profiles and more. Additionally, the site is organized to make it easier for hikers to compare and choose trails that best suit their hiking preferences. Before the launch of HikinginGlacier.com, hikers had difficulty finding web-based trail information for Glacier National Park. Most existing sites list only a handful of the most popular trails, and provide only limited information without regard to individual hikers’ skill level or preferences.
With this new website, hikers can choose trails based on either location within the park, hiking difficulty, key features, or they can simply look at an alphabetical listing. HikinginGlacier.com uses a mathematical formula to rate trail difficulty which gives hikers a comparable reference point between trails. This information will benefit any day hiker; including people looking for a short stroll to a nearby waterfall, to the long distance hiker looking to climb Pitamakan Pass, as well as hikes of varying lengths and difficulty in-between.
HikinginGlacier.com is the sister site to HikingintheSmokys.com, the number one hiking website for the Great Smoky Mountains. Launched in April of 2008, HikingintheSmokys.com has received 318,000 visits over the last 12 months, and currently ranks 22nd among all 430 hiking websites, according to Alexa.com. HikingintheSmokys.com was also named the best website for Trails on Federal Lands in 2008 by American Trails.
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HikinginGlacier.com is the most comprehensive free source for hiking trail information in Glacier National Park.