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by toddnick
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Sperry Photos
Replies: 3
Views: 1244

Re: Sperry Photos

I just threw in a donation this morning; I feel encouraged by early developments...

I'm thinking the over/under for a rebuilt dorm building and reopened chalet is about 3 years...
by toddnick
Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Best trails near Logans Pass and Trekking Buddies
Replies: 31
Views: 4917

Re: Best trails near Logans Pass and Trekking Buddies

If you are a pretty strong hiker, and it sounds like you are if you are planning to do Siyeh Loop...Id say 4.5 to 5 hours...though I can do it in 3.5 hours solo, no problem...I can move along when hiking solo...but often go slower with family or other chatters..
by toddnick
Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Best trails near Logans Pass and Trekking Buddies
Replies: 31
Views: 4917

Re: Best trails near Logans Pass and Trekking Buddies

Catherine, It is your vacation, just wanted to throw an option out there for you... Certainly, it wouldn't be a problem to pick you up at St. Mary as it is only 30 minutes from MG area and the trailhead for Grinnell Glacier...get an early start (sounds like you are up for that based on Mondays early...
by toddnick
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Best trails near Logans Pass and Trekking Buddies
Replies: 31
Views: 4917

Re: Best trails near Logans Pass and Trekking Buddies

Catherine, Another option, I am already planning on doing Firebrand Pass on 9/6 (Wednesday) as that is my moving day from MG Campground to Two Med Campground; you could join me on that... I had also planned on doing Lee Ridge/Gable Pass on 9/5 and Grinnell Glacier on 9/12...but I could swap those 2 ...
by toddnick
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Best trails near Logans Pass and Trekking Buddies
Replies: 31
Views: 4917

Re: Best trails near Logans Pass and Trekking Buddies

It is 4.5 miles to Piegan Pass from Siyeh Bend, so a 9 mile out and back (with 1,700 feet of gain/loss); the first 2.5 miles (and last 2.5 miles) are the same as the Siyeh Loop Trail.
by toddnick
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Best trails near Logans Pass and Trekking Buddies
Replies: 31
Views: 4917

Re: Best trails near Logans Pass and Trekking Buddies

I'd do Highline to Loop on Sunday as the shuttle is still running (9/4 is the last official day of the shuttle which is why I put Siyeh Loop on that day)... I'd do Avalanche Lake and then head to Polebridge/Bowman Lake to check out that area of the Park on Tuesday... Then spend the day at Many Glaci...
by toddnick
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Best trails near Logans Pass and Trekking Buddies
Replies: 31
Views: 4917

Re: Best trails near Logans Pass and Trekking Buddies

Pete, You are welcome on any of my hikes, of course. I didn't even think about the fact that with two cars, no need to depend on the shuttle (which is nice because it is unlikely, but possible, that the first shuttle will be full when it gets to Sunrift Gorge)... I'd still recommend meeting at 7am a...
by toddnick
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Best trails near Logans Pass and Trekking Buddies
Replies: 31
Views: 4917

Re: Best trails near Logans Pass and Trekking Buddies

Regarding Many Glacier hikes... I have done them all many times; I generally stay at Many Glacier for about 70% of my vacation and will be based there 11 of my 16 nights this year... A reasonable argument could be made that any of the following is the best Many Glacier hike... Grinnell Glacier Ptarm...
by toddnick
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Lake McDonald Lodge closing
Replies: 4
Views: 1228

Re: Lake McDonald Lodge closing

I wonder if they will close Sprague Creek Campground or Avalanche Campground... I saw that St. Mary Campground is only open for hard-sided vehicles... Camping situation could get tight for early September... Thankfully, the camping occupancy across the park has decreased significantly the last few w...
by toddnick
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Best trails near Logans Pass and Trekking Buddies
Replies: 31
Views: 4917

Re: Best trails near Logans Pass and Trekking Buddies

Catherine, I find ranger led hikes to be very slow (Highline is a great trail though); guessing that Labor day weekend there will be plenty of people at Logan Pass... I will be catching the first shuttle from Sunrift Gorge to Siyeh Bend on 9/4...it leaves St. Mary at 7am; and should pickup at Sunrif...
by toddnick
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Best trails near Logans Pass and Trekking Buddies
Replies: 31
Views: 4917

Re: Best trails near Logans Pass and Trekking Buddies

I did Firebrand once and am planning on doing it again on 9/6... Really nice hike, especially the last few miles... But Siyeh Pass Loop is an amazing hike, I'm doing it again for the fourth time on 9/4... If the shuttle is running this would be my choice...park at Sunrift Gorge, shuttle to Siyeh Ben...
by toddnick
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Road Information and Transportation
Topic: Polebridge to Kintla and Bowman
Replies: 19
Views: 5190

Re: Polebridge to Kintla and Bowman

Great video!!!

Definitely some Glacier magic going on...

:arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow:
by toddnick
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A First Timer's Trip, August 4-12
Replies: 20
Views: 4608

Re: A First Timer's Trip, August 4-12

Loving the report as I count down the days (currently down to eight) until my 16 night stay... I love driving across the GTTS road after arriving at the airport and then arriving at my favorite place, Many Glacier... I spend the first several nights and last several nights there every year...with 5 ...
by toddnick
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Current weather?
Replies: 553
Views: 123091

Re: Current weather?

Yes, looks like it has been raining for a few hours at Apgar and Logan Pass on the webcams.

Hopefully it will be enough to at least slow down the Sprague fire.
by toddnick
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A First Timer's Trip, August 4-12
Replies: 20
Views: 4608

Re: A First Timer's Trip, August 4-12

Great start....looking forward to more!!!

Especially the Sperry "adventure"...