Highline Trail

A hike along the Highline Trail in Glacier National Park offers spectacular views.

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KALISPELL (AP) – A new book documents all 264 human deaths in Glacier National Park since the park was created in 1910.

Randi Minetor's "Death in Glacier National Park" categorizes the different causes of the fatalities, including avalanches, suicides, murders, exposure to weather and vehicle accidents.

The most common cause of death is drowning.

Minetor tells the Daily Inter Lake that the book is about people who went to the park to have the time of their lives and went home dead.

She says she was surprised by the number of seasonal park employees and children killed. She also says she was impressed by the expertise of emergency responders who work in the park.

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