Retiring superintendent reflects on challenges ahead for Glacier National Park

WEST GLACIER — Retiring Glacier National Park Superintendent Jeff Mow has a sense of satisfaction for what his staff accomplished during his eight-year assignment. But he also looks ahead to the challenges his successors are going to face in the years to come.

If there’s a development historians will notice about the past decade in Glacier it’s the explosion of visitor traffic. Stats not lost on Mow, who took over just as the Park Service was completing a major reconstruction of the Going-to-the-Sun Road.