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by llholmes1948
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Backcountry Permits
Topic: Glacier before the Permit system
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Glacier before the Permit system

I am trying to think when the permit system for the backcountry campsites first began. It wasn't in effect in 1970, the year of this newspaper item which was also the first year I worked at Lake McDonald. I think it must have started in 1971 or 1972. (I think that 1971 was also the year that the boa...
by llholmes1948
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Backcountry Permits
Topic: Glacier before the Permit system
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Glacier before the Permit system

An interesting item in the yesterdays column in the Hungry Horse News provides a view of what the situation was just before the permit system: "July 31, 1970 Heavy use in Glacier’s backcountry was reported, with 124 people camped at Elizabeth Lake. The campground is still one of the most popular cam...
by llholmes1948
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Mountain goats
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: Mountain goats

I have seen goats do this on Mount Brown years ago where there was a herd of 20 or so goats hanging around the lookout. Two goats started circling each other quite close up until one goat was driven off. They seemed quite intense and paid no attention to me or the other goats. Glad I was not in the ...
by llholmes1948
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Death on Siyeh Pass trail
Replies: 0
Views: 98

Death on Siyeh Pass trail

Link to an item in the Flathead Beacon.

Certainly a sad event and my condolences to this man's family.

https://flatheadbeacon.com/2020/07/28/h ... onal-park/
by llholmes1948
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Lodging
Topic: Sperry and Granite Park set to reopen
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: Sperry and Granite Park set to reopen

Sperry Chalet Reopens. Link to the story in the Inter Lake:

https://www.dailyinterlake.com/news/202 ... -sperry-6/
by llholmes1948
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Suspicious Fires in North Fork
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Suspicious Fires in North Fork

Link to an article in the Flathead Beacon:

https://flatheadbeacon.com/2020/07/24/g ... ork-fires/
by llholmes1948
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Fatality on Dragon's Tail
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: Fatality on Dragon's Tail

Here is a link to a further update in the Flathead Beacon. My condolences to the family and friends of this young man:

https://flatheadbeacon.com/2020/07/23/g ... dentified/
by llholmes1948
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Fatality on Dragon's Tail
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Fatality on Dragon's Tail

Link to an article in the Hungry Horse News. The article says that falling is the leading cause of death in Glacier but I always thought it was drowning.

https://hungryhorsenews.com/news/2020/j ... ail-in-10/
by llholmes1948
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Trail Runner Collides with Bear
Replies: 12
Views: 400

Re: Trail Runner Collides with Bear

For the reasons others have stated I think that trail running in Glacier is very dangerous to the runner. It is also very dangerous to wildlife if wildlife understandably have an aggressive reaction to the runner, especially a collision with a runner. It could very well result in the animal being ki...
by llholmes1948
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Trail Runner Collides with Bear
Replies: 12
Views: 400

Re: Trail Runner Collides with Bear

I think that anyone who does trail running in Glacier and collides with a bear or other wildlife should be charged with harassing wildlife and should be banned from the Park for a certain amount of time if found guilty.

How much more should we expect the animals in the Park to put up with?

Lyman
by llholmes1948
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Hiking
Topic: Howe Ridge Fire
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Howe Ridge Fire

Link to an interesting article on the Howe Ridge Fire in the Hungry Horse News. I wonder how the fire has affected the trails in that area and what condition those trails are in now. I don't think we have had any recent trip reports from anyone who has hiked in that area. https://hungryhorsenews.com...
by llholmes1948
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Trail Runner Collides with Bear
Replies: 12
Views: 400

Trail Runner Collides with Bear

I think the Huckleberry Mountain Trail is about the last trail I would want to do trail running, if I did want to do trail running:

https://flatheadbeacon.com/2020/07/11/t ... onal-park/
by llholmes1948
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: 2020 "Snaps" Around Glacier National Park
Replies: 149
Views: 8054

Re: 2020 "Snaps" Around Glacier National Park

Pete, My daughter and I considered doing Elk Mountain back in early June 2007 when we were at Glacier but we decided not to. She probably could have done it but I am not sure if I would have survived. Your daugter did the AT. She could do this hike :) Yes I think she could have done this and left m...
by llholmes1948
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Bull Trout
Replies: 0
Views: 102

Bull Trout

Link to an article in the Missoulian on bull trout in Glacier: https://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/watery-garden-of-eden-lo-bull-trout-findeth-refuge-in-remote-glacier-lake/article_42bf4ed7-8e2b-50d8-93bf-5b9818c3ab5a.html#utm_source=missoulian.com&utm_campaign=%2Fnewsletter-templates%2Fd...