The Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research
Leisure Studies | Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration | Tourism and Travel
Estimates the number of people entering the Glacier National Park backcountry for the summer season of 1988 using infrared beam-activated photography, embedded vibration sensing counters, and trailhead registration validated by personal observation. The study also developed an equation to estimate use levels in future seasons at low cost.
Glacier National Park, use estimation, recreational use modeling, backcountry use monitoring
McCool, Stephen F.; Braithwaite, Amy M.; and Kendall, Katherine C., "An Estimate of Backcountry Day Use of Glacier National Park" (1989). Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications. 267.