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by Pizza Bob
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Latest 2020 Season Opening News
Replies: 167
Views: 9563

Re: Latest 2020 Season Opening News

44 degrees and rain right now, and expected the same all day. Low clouds. Camas Road is supposed to be closed to biking due to resurfacing. Biking past McDonald Lodge is only to Logan Creek, due to trees down from the storm a week ago. I’m guessing most visitors today won’t stay longer than an hour.
by Pizza Bob
Fri May 29, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Latest 2020 Season Opening News
Replies: 167
Views: 9563

Re: Latest 2020 Season Opening News

This is not good news for Glacier National Park. No way anyone can drive the GTTS road across the park before July 1st. https://www.ktvq.com/blackfeet-tribal-officials-extend-covid-19-restrictions Sure you can drive all of GTTS ... just make a U-turn before you exit the park at St. Mary. :D Typical...
by Pizza Bob
Fri May 10, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Backpacking Gear and Such
Topic: Flying into FCA for GNP need2buy MSR IsoPro for stove
Replies: 17
Views: 3530

Re: Flying into FCA for GNP need2buy MSR IsoPro for stove

Kalispell Walmart is open 24 hours. They have groceries, almost certainly have fuel, and probably have bear spray. You can call them to confirm whether they do. Or call some of the gas stations near where you are lodging. Most are open 24 hours and probably carry fuel and bear spray. I suspect most ...
by Pizza Bob
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: 2019 "Snaps" Around Gracier National Park...plus
Replies: 444
Views: 40760

Re: 2019 "Snaps" Around Gracier National Park...plus

Pete,

Would have liked to join you up in Polebridge instead of spending the day removing ice dams on the roof.
Priorities y’know.

The photos are spectacular as always, but then again the North Fork really is a special place.
by Pizza Bob
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Lodging
Topic: Sperry Chalet meeting - Feb. 13
Replies: 5
Views: 1496

Re: Sperry Chalet meeting - Feb. 13

January video of Sperry and the Park. https://www.instagram.com/p/BtEHYtmnRR4/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet Absolutely amazing what was accomplished last summer. New foundation — 300 lbs of concrete dropped every 15 minutes by helicopter for one long day. First and second floor installed, mi...
by Pizza Bob
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Current weather?
Replies: 553
Views: 123091

Re: Current weather?

3 or 4 inches in West Glacier. Another half an inch fell while snow blowing the driveway (it is a big driveway!)
by Pizza Bob
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Current weather?
Replies: 553
Views: 123091

Re: Current weather?

I’ll be generous and call it 3 inches in West Glacier last night ... enough to put me on snow blower duty
by Pizza Bob
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: 2019 "Snaps" Around Gracier National Park...plus
Replies: 444
Views: 40760

Re: 2019 "Snaps" Around Gracier National Park...plus

BTW, Merc hours posted on their website .... Summer Hours (Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend): 7AM to 9PM, everyday Fall Hours (Tuesday after Labor Day Weekend to Halloween): 9AM to 6PM, everyday Closed For Repairs & Holidays (November 1 to March 28, 2019) Spring Hours (March 29, 2019 to Thu...
by Pizza Bob
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: 2019 "Snaps" Around Gracier National Park...plus
Replies: 444
Views: 40760

Re: 2019 "Snaps" Around Gracier National Park...plus

Pete, I think Big Prairie would be an excellent out and back on skis. (as long as the wind isn't too bad). You'd have a decent chance of spotting some wolves up that way too. Conversely, a large pack of wolves have a decent chance of spotting you too! :D Once the road is less icy I’m all for a trip...
by Pizza Bob
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Beartooth Bear Attack
Replies: 4
Views: 2015

Re: Beartooth Bear Attack

I have this ResQLink device that my sister "jawboned" me into getting 4 years ago since I go out alone frequently. 8) The "system" this device utilizes is the best in the world. More details here: https://www.rei.com/product/843146/acr-electronics-resqlink-gps-personal-locator-beacon ResQLink is st...
by Pizza Bob
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Beartooth Bear Attack
Replies: 4
Views: 2015

Re: Beartooth Bear Attack

The injured hiker is the brother-in-law of a friend of mine. We’ve traded a few emails regarding the incident. Sometimes you are simply at the wrong place at the wrong time. It was a close call, but appears it turned out well all things considered. I did mention that I carry my bear spray on my back...
by Pizza Bob
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Proposed cell tower - West Glacier
Replies: 6
Views: 1672

Re: Proposed cell tower - West Glacier

*sarcasm on*
Without cell service in the park, how is one able to post complaints about the outrageous $70/year annual pass cost?
*sarcasm off*

Annual park pass cost pales in comparison to cell phone cost, and in my very humble opinion provides far more enjoyment.
by Pizza Bob
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: West Glacier changes
Replies: 4
Views: 1252

Re: West Glacier changes

3 million visitors now enter the park every summer, most thru West Glacier, so the former sleepy gateway entrance town is already no longer the same as it once was. The modifications Pursuit proposes at the Sun Road/River Bend interesction are mere bandaids that do not address the larger traffic cap...
by Pizza Bob
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Camping
Topic: Solo GNP camping Aug 30 - Sep 4. Looking for hiking buddy?
Replies: 11
Views: 2385

Re: Solo GNP camping Aug 30 - Sep 4. Looking for hiking budd

I’ve never hiked the Jackon Overlook to Siyeh/Piegan Pass trail. I always assumed it
is buried in trees with no interesting views. Can anyone confirm that is indeed the case?
(Don’t want to go out of my way to score mileage that is uninteresting)
by Pizza Bob
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Howe Ridge Fire Intensified
Replies: 48
Views: 8634

Re: Howe Ridge Fire Intensified

On the flip side, there should be plenty of parking available at Logan Pass
for the forseeable future :D