The Flathead Beacon reports that now’s a great time to experience the popular national park in our backyard before it’s flooded with summer visitors. Whether on bike or on foot, there’s a growing list of enjoyable opportunities in Glacier National Park as it thaws out and burgeons from spring to summer. My favorite early-season activity is taking a sunny afternoon and biking the west side of the iconic Going-to-the-Sun Road, which is mostly set aside for non-motorized traffic between now and June. In the peak of summer this narrow thoroughfare is clogged with traffic, but right now bikers and walkers have the path to themselves and can enjoy all the roadside views that can get lost from the seat of a passing car. Read the full story here.