But Glacier National Park's Facebook "fan" page has a lot of followers. More than 100,000 to be exact.
The park's Facebook page paced the milestone last week, three years to the day after the page was first created in 2009. Jared from Huntsville, Alabama became the 100,000th friend of the park through the popular social media website.
Living almost 2,000 miles from Glacier National Park, Jared has never visited the park. He said he looks forward to visiting Glacier in the near future. He was appreciative of the staff at the park and said thanks for the gifts being sent to him honoring the milestone. The gifts were contributed by park partner Glacier Association.
And the number keeps growing. As of Wednesday the park had added another 593-fans since passing the milestone a few days ago.
Glacier National Park Superintendent Chas Cartwright said, “It is amazing to see the role of social media with park visitors, and those visitors that visit the park virtually.” As a 36-year veteran of public land management, Cartwright never imagined the vast opportunities that social media provides.
Glacier has become one of the leaders in the Park Service at using social tools to keep people informed of park changes and events.
Currently, the park is sharing information about snow plowing of the historic Going-to-the-Sun Road through social media tools. Photos of snow depths, plowing activities, and other related images are available through these tools, specifically on the park’s Flickr site.