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Tim Rains

A view from the Many Glacier webcam on Oct. 11, 2016 shows snow piling up in Glacier National Park.
Glacier National Park

Summer is officially over, at least in Glacier National Park. The Going to the Sun Road closed today for the season. Nearly two feet of snow now covers several popular areas in the park, says spokesperson Tim Rains.

Glacier National Park entrance sign.
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A man died and his adult son was injured in Glacier National Park when the two slipped and fell while descending the east face of Mount Jackson.
 
Park officials say the 27-year-old son, who was able to stop his fall on a snowfield, could not find his father.

Grizzly bear.
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An off-duty Glacier National Park employee sustained non-life threatening injuries after surprising a bear in the Swiftcurrent Valley Saturday evening.

The woman was picking huckleberries a quarter mile off the Swiftcurrent Pass trail near Red Rock Falls when she startled what park officials believe was a sow grizzly bear.

Fall construction season has begun in Glacier National Park.
Jacob W. Frank/NPS (PD)

Fall construction season has begun in Glacier National Park. Since Monday, traffic along Going-to-the-Sun Road near the Rim Rocks area has been confined to a single lane as crews began repairing a rock wall blasted by avalanches in previous seasons. Visitors can expect delays of 15 minutes or less, says park spokesperson Tim Rains.

Bowman Lake in Glacier National Park.
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Glacier National Park has never been more popular. Visitation numbers peaked in July, when more than 800,000 people came.

A mix of phenomenally good weather, a strong marketing campaign for the centennial year of the National Park Service and Glacier’s eye-catching presence on social media fueled the record-breaking numbers of tourists.

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