Glacier formed in face of heated oppositionGuest column
July 5, 2002
Glacier formed in face of heated opposition
The story of that lovely corner of America, known as Glacier National Park, is the story of fire and ice: the natural ice of snow, storms, and glaciers; the political fire of leadership in the face of fierce opposition. Four times during the past three million years great ice sheets have advanced and retreated, determining Glacier's landscape. The massive ice floes chewed at the mountains, gouging the peaks into the most incredible natural spectacle to be seen anywhere along the nation's Continental Divide. The park's cirques, basins,...