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by flatlander
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Hiking
Topic: Siyeh pass
Replies: 5
Views: 1501

Re: Siyeh pass

I subscribe to the George Ruhle recommendation mentioned in Lyman's post. I've done the hike several times both ways, and think the scenery going up from Sunrift Gorge was more attractive than the descent down the same trail. And with my knees, climbing is less painful than the descent. Regardless o...
by flatlander
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Sperry Chalet flyover
Replies: 2
Views: 1187

Re: Sperry Chalet flyover

[quote="ptguard"]anyone know the status of rebuilding?

Per lead-in on Glacier Conservancy website: and discussions about the next steps for the building are continuing.
by flatlander
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Glacier Park in the 50s
Replies: 3
Views: 1155

Re: Glacier Park in the 50s

Thank you! Interesting to see how the falls have changed over the last 70 years as the opening of the lower falls has enlarged.
by flatlander
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: July trip pictures
Replies: 11
Views: 4023

Re: July trip pictures

Thanks for the photos. plus link to additional galleries. All are good, but the 2015 gallery is exceptional ... gave me a serious case of mountain fever!
by flatlander
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Where is PeteE-??
Replies: 17
Views: 4328

Where is PeteE-??

The chat page has been very quiet this month. While that reflects the end of the summer season, I have missed the posts of PeteE which have allowed so many os us to enjoy GNP vicariously through his photos and trip reports. I hope his absence has nothing to do with a very unfair personal attack on t...
by flatlander
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Sperry Building Burned
Replies: 54
Views: 10747

Re: Sperry Building Burned

Excerpt from update from the Flathead Beacon linked by llholmes, above: A portion of the chalet was wrapped with fire-resistant material. Other nearby structures, like the Mount Brown Lookout, were completely wrapped in protective material. Diane Mann-Klager, public information officer for the incid...
by flatlander
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Sperry Building Burned
Replies: 54
Views: 10747

Re: Sperry Building Burned

This is a terrible outcome, but I can't imagine second guessing professionals and people who knew/loved Sperry as much as any here. Comparing Many Glacier hotel to Sperry seems a little unfair too. [/img] I won't argue with you, especially since I have read Norman McLean's book on the Mann Gulch Fi...
by flatlander
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Sperry Building Burned
Replies: 54
Views: 10747

Re: Sperry Building Burned

Can't help second guessing when I read the latest Hungry Horse News report of the chalet fire, with only six firefighters on the ground to protect the entire chalet complex ... and apparently no access to the roof. Quite the contrast from the famous 8/31/36 Heaven's Peak fire (81 years to the day!) ...
by flatlander
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Sperry Building Burned
Replies: 54
Views: 10747

Re: Sperry Building Burned

From 8/30 article on the Sprague Creek fire from the Hungry Horse News: To the east, the fire has yet to reach Sperry Chalet. Firefighters are staged at the chalet should the blaze get there. The chalet is in rocky terrain and the fire crew is confident they can suppress a blaze should it reach the ...
by flatlander
Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip of a lifetime- UPK/BOU/HOL/BOU/UPK
Replies: 17
Views: 4792

Re: Trip of a lifetime- UPK/BOU/HOL/BOU/UPK

THANK YOU for the great trip report. It's been too long since I last did Boulder Pass, but its going back on my "to do" list after seeing your report and photos.
by flatlander
Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring, Summer,, Fall, & Winter 2015-16 Around GNP
Replies: 171
Views: 52459

Re: Spring, Summer,and Now Fall 2015 Around GNP

Thanks for all your efforts to keep the rest of us connected to Glacier ... love your photos, commentary AND narration!
Flatlander
by flatlander
Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Winter in Glacier 2014
Replies: 76
Views: 18628

Re: Winter in Glacier 2014

Great photos, Pete, and good to see you back on board! I have not been visiting the board for some time, but will be returning regularly now in hopes of seeing more of your reports.
Flatlander
by flatlander
Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Our Last Trip to GNP
Replies: 28
Views: 8512

Re: Our Last Trip to GNP

Tsk, tsk, children ... I think it is time for a timeout! :lol: I loved Vicki's trip report, even forwarded the link to a couple of friends I thought would enjoy it. She is an outstanding writer, and hope she shares future trip reports with us. However, I had the same reaction to her commentary on fe...
by flatlander
Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Hiking
Topic: Alpine Flower Report-?
Replies: 5
Views: 1477

Re: Alpine Flower Report-?

Thanks for your responses (encouragement!!). Cannot wait to return to my favorite place in 6 days!
by flatlander
Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: Lodging
Topic: Chances for cancellation-??
Replies: 3
Views: 1825

Chances for cancellation-??

I am making another almost-last minute trip to Glacier, expecting to arrive 7/25 :D , and have been hoping to grab a cancellation for either Rising Sun or Swiftcurrent for one night from 7/28-7/31. Had similar ill-planned trips in 2011 and 2012 with non-campers, and was successful in finding lodging...