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by pitamakan
Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Mountain lion killed after fight with dog at park HQ
Replies: 12
Views: 2857

Re: Mountain lion killed after fight with dog at park HQ

Maybe I'm just romanticizing the past, but it seems like there used to be lots of thoughtful discussions over here, instead of just potshots of political rants and juvenile snark.

Ah, well. Sign of the times, I suppose ...
by pitamakan
Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Mountain lion killed after fight with dog at park HQ
Replies: 12
Views: 2857

Mountain lion killed after fight with dog at park HQ

A Glacier Park press release today. Quite the story. ---------- Mountain Lion Killed After Fighting with Dog WEST GLACIER, MT. – A mountain lion was shot and killed by a park ranger after the lion attacked a dog in the employee housing area of Glacier National Park in West Glacier Saturday evening. ...
by pitamakan
Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Hiking
Topic: Kishehehn Patrol Cabin
Replies: 3
Views: 1328

Re: Kishehehn Patrol Cabin

I've been out there several times, and actually got to stay there when I was doing a research project on the station's history. The loop over Starvation Ridge is one of the park's least-used trails and doesn't have many expansive views, but I think it's really lovely and you're not likely to see ano...
by pitamakan
Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: Hiking
Topic: Help plan my next trip!!
Replies: 8
Views: 3082

Re: Help plan my next trip!!

I'm surprised no one has mentioned doing Gunsight Pass. It's a fairly long dayhike, but easily one of the best in the park ... and this would be a good trip for you to do it since the in-laws could drop you off at the trailhead and then pick you up at the end, eliminating the need for a shuttle.
by pitamakan
Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My drinking club has a hiking problem.
Replies: 103
Views: 21167

Re: My drinking club has a hiking problem.

I like East Glacier a whole lot in general ... lousy beer and dripping faucets included. The people are great, and it's the little town that time forgot.

And as a former GPI employee, I can definitely attest to the pleasures of alternating hiking with drinking. :)
by pitamakan
Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Hiking
Topic: Sept 10 Snow Day Hike
Replies: 2
Views: 1291

Re: Sept 10 Snow Day Hike

Yeah, from the webcams it doesn't look like a good day to go anywhere high up ... I don't think Firebrand would be much fun. Avalanche would be wet, too, but at least not in the snow. Looks like a good day to just curl up at Johnson's with some comfort food, or drive to Polebridge for baked goods ...
by pitamakan
Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Retro Trip Report - Warning! Short!
Replies: 5
Views: 2044

Re: Retro Trip Report - Warning! Short!

Thanks for posting that ... it was fun to read! I used to keep travel journals like that when I was a kid, too. As for the trail, I think Ralph is correct in that it was probably the "water ouzel trail." I'd have to look it up, but back then the Park Service had a self-guiding nature trail set up be...
by pitamakan
Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: travel in snow conditions
Replies: 8
Views: 1713

Re: travel in snow conditions

Yep, they closed the pass just a while ago, between Big Bend and Jackson Glacier overlook.
by pitamakan
Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: travel in snow conditions
Replies: 8
Views: 1713

Re: travel in snow conditions

They closed the pass just a while ago, between Big Bend and Jackson Glacier overlook.
by pitamakan
Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: travel in snow conditions
Replies: 8
Views: 1713

Re: travel in snow conditions

Generally, if conditions on the upper parts of the Sun Road get bad enough that chains would be required, the Park Service will just temporarily close the higher-elevation part of the road. That happens occasionally in the fall, though not terribly often in mid-September. So I wouldn't worry too muc...
by pitamakan
Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: Areas Surrounding Glacier
Topic: Lewis and Clark National Forest
Replies: 11
Views: 3110

Re: Lewis and Clark National Forest

Many thanks, Ralph ... I hadn't noticed that.

I wish he'd just go ahead and put together a second edition of the book!

Mark
by pitamakan
Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: Road Information and Transportation
Topic: Route from Minnesota
Replies: 9
Views: 3498

Re: Route from Minnesota

What timely information! I'm about to start heading home today and this helps me in my route-setting. 200 it is. If I'm gonna be stuck in the car for days, I prefer scenic.. Have a good drive! Be sure to stock up before you leave Lewistown. Anyone perchance have recommendations on other roads/campg...
by pitamakan
Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: Favorite backpacking recipes and food for the Trail
Topic: Just-add-water backpacking recipes
Replies: 0
Views: 925

Just-add-water backpacking recipes

Here's a blog post with some good tips for assembling your own just-add-water backpacking meals, using a mix of freeze-dried and other ingredients:

http://www.theyummylife.com/Instant_Meals_On_The_Go
by pitamakan
Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Areas Surrounding Glacier
Topic: Lewis and Clark National Forest
Replies: 11
Views: 3110

Re: Lewis and Clark National Forest

Thanks, Dave. The Amazon ones sound a little pricey, but it gives me the incentive to start looking!

Mark
by pitamakan
Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Areas Surrounding Glacier
Topic: Lewis and Clark National Forest
Replies: 11
Views: 3110

Re: Lewis and Clark National Forest

I suggest you obtain a copy of Discover The Rocky Mountain Front, A Hiking Guide by Tom Kotynski. That book describes them any possibilities and provides directions to the trailheads. It might still be available from the great Falls Tribune. Try http://www.greatfallstribune.com I'd love to find a c...