Session Category Archives: Exploring Glacier

Mountain Goats – True Life in Glacier – A Sumio Harada Video Presentation

Sumio presentationOn Saturday, May 27th at 11:00 am Montana House will host a presentation by renowned local photographer/videographer Sumio Harada in another “Look, Listen and Learn” program series. Sumio will present extensive video footage of mountain goats of Glacier National Park in the recently completed room (named “Kintla Camp”) on the 2nd floor of Montana House. His videos depict mountain goat behaviors such as nanny and kid interactions, seasonal feeding and mineral licking, mating, travelling and playing on snow banks. Also included is footage of bighorn sheep, pika, ptarmigan, marmot and other wildlife species.

A reception will follow Sumio’s presentation. The event is free and open to the public but reservations are required. Phone 406 888-5393 or e-mail:

Due to popular demand, we have added a second presentation at 1pm! Call now!

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A Trip Through Glacier Park

Chris_Peterson_BookIn 1915, author Mary Roberts Rinehart wrote “Through Glacier Park in 1915”. It was  her story of a 300-mile journey through Glacier Park.  For the 100th anniversary of  that trip, Chris Peterson retraced that journey and wrote his third book “A Trip Through Glacier Park” which he will present for our first Look Listen and Learn program of the 2016 summer season.


Chris Peterson has been with the Hungry Horse News for the past 18 years, either as its photographer or editor or both. He lives in Columbia Falls and has hiked almost every trail in the Park and hundreds of miles in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Reservations required – call (406) 888-5393 or click the button to send us an email. Reception to follow presentation.


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Going Loopy in Glacier National Park

“Going Loopy in Glacier National Park” with award winning photographer and editor, Chris Peterson. His photographic presentation was about taking long multi-day hikes in Glacier National Park and adventures along the way. Peterson is the creator of the quarterly Glacier Park Magazine, now available as an iPad app.

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Fire and Ice – Ten Years in Glacier

Chris Peterson, Editor of Glacier Park Magazine (formerly titled Glacier Geographic) came back to the Montana House starting in early June and every Monday night the rest of the summer presenting slide shows and talks about his experiences in the Park

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Look, Listen and Learn Program Begins

In September the Montana House started the “Look, Listen and Learn” series including slide shows and talks by Douglas H. Chadwick, Dr. Daniel Fagre and Sumio Harada.

Doug Chadwick is a Glacier area wildlife biologist and natural history writer.
He is the author of numerous articles over many years time for National Geographic Magazine. He has also authored 10 books including A Beast
the Color of Winter
, The Fate of the Elephant and True Grizz.

Daniel Fagre, an Ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, working out of Glacier National Park Headquarters in the Global Climate Change office, provided an update on what is happening to the glaciers in the Park and discussed his book, Sustaining Rocky Mountain Landscapes: Science, Policy and Management for the
Crown of the Continent Ecosystem,
which he co-edited with Tony Prato.
The book focuses on the Crown of the Continent Region in Montana and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. This work brings together information on topics as diverse as archaeology an fire history to current issues such as coal mining in the northern Flathead Basin.

Sumio Harada is a world renown wildlife photographer. Sumio was born in Japan and studied biology at Tokyo University of Agriculture, His research on the behavior of the Japanese serow, a close relative of our mountain goat, led to his wildlife photography career, and prompted his move to the U.S. and the Rocky Mountains, eventually settling in West Glacier, His images have been published in National Geographic, National Wildlife, Ranger Rick, Canadian Wildlife, GEO, Montana Magazine, 2007 Canon Desk Calendar and in numerous international magazines and books..In 2008 he published his own photo book, Mountain Goats of Glacier National Park.

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