I've yet to make the trip to either Yellowstone National Park or Glacier National Park. My sister went to Yellowstone for the first time last year with her husband's family and immediately made it known that me living in Montana and having not been is unacceptable. She threw out a few ideas of her coming to visit so we could do a family adventure this summer. Of course, that was before coronavirus worked its way into the world's vocabulary. I'm not sure if I'll get there this summer. But, Yellowstone and Glacier are for sure on my to-do list.

Phase two of Montana's reopening is scheduled for June 1st. We'll take the next step in loosening the restrictions on restaurants, bars, breweries, casinos and more. Part of Gov. Bullock's press conference this week included June 1st as a marker for reopening Montana's entrances to Yellowstone National Park. Right now, the Montana entrances remain closed causing some inconveniences for visitors.

Many have also been wondering about the reopening of Glacier National Park. The park shut down in late March because of COVID-19 concerns. As of now, GNP isn't scheduled to open until after June 1st. The hope is that the park will be able to reopen sometime in early June. Crews are working on plowing the Going-to-the-Sun-Road. As you can see from Glacier's Facebook post, there's been plenty of snow removal to keep crews busy.

An article from KPAX.com quotes an email from Glacier National Park Office of the Superintendent Executive Assistant Teagan Tomlin as saying “The park continues to work with the State of Montana and local officials from Flathead County, Glacier County, and the Blackfeet Tribe regarding reopening Glacier National Park.”

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