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Three days of rain

PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:35 pm
by scott-atl
Seems to be finally over but the eastside drank every drop.

Re: Three days of rain

PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:22 am
by Ear Mountain
It was a deluge. On the Rocky Mountain Front north of Choteau the sky is still dark and laden with moisture. No rain right now though. I got a brief look at the mountains this morning and noted quite a bit of fresh snow on Old Baldy. The peak rises to about 9,200 feet and looked pretty white.

Weather forecast indicates another day or so before things really dry out.

Re: Three days of rain

PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:44 am
by scott-atl
yep. got pretty wet hiking around Josephine on the 4th day. my friend on the backcountry desk in st mary said folks cleared out of the park. prime routes were available to walk ups.

Re: Three days of rain

PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:01 pm
by Jeff E
Our two week 2014 trip to Glacier ended on the 23rd. We had been staying in our tent in the Many Glacier Campground, but those last couple of days were more than we or the tent could take. Each night the leaks seemed to multiply. On the 22nd I called Xantera and was able to get a room at the Many Glacier Hotel. I was shocked that we could be so lucky. :shock: We balled up the tent, had a short memorial for it and stuffed into the dumpster and moved on to the hotel.

Now I have a whole year to find a new, reliable tent for our next Glacier adventure. Already planning for Glacier 2015!!!

Re: Three days of rain

PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:01 pm
by teapot57
We were supposed to backcountry camp at GUN and ELL on the 21st and 22nd. We ended up bagging our backcountry trip in favor of a couple nights in an Apgar Village cabin (which we were also able to get last minute). I was really disappointed at the time but after hiking to Sperry Chalet on the 23rd and hearing that Gunsight Pass and Lake Ellen Wilson were all socked in, and campers at those sites experienced cold, wet nights and muddy trails, it seemed like a smart decision.

From Lake MacDonald we could see that Gunsight Mountain was surrounded by a dark, menacing cloud, but the weather really held out on the west side. It was cloudy and windy, but didn't rain much at all.

Re: Three days of rain

PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:39 am
by Ear Mountain
Weather Advisory for September 3, 2014 in Glacier National Park:

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 PM MDT
WEDNESDAY FOR GLACIER NATIONAL PARK...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW FOR GLACIER NATIONAL PARK WEST OF THE
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 PM MDT
WEDNESDAY.

* IMPACTS: RAIN WILL START THIS EVENING, AND SNOW LEVELS WILL
DROP AROUND 6,000 FEET OVERNIGHT CAUSING SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
OVERNIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING. COLD, WET, AND WINDY CONDITIONS
WILL BE DANGEROUS FOR THOSE UNPREPARED IN THE BACK COUNTRY.

Re: Three days of rain

PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:53 am
by scott-atl
headed back out sept 30. hoping for 'indian summer'. I hear the sun road closes at st mary campground on the morning of the 22nd.

Re: Three days of rain

PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:01 am
by Jay w
Maybe it will look like Beartooth pass on Mon (9/1).

Image

Jay

Re: Three days of rain

PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:08 pm
by Ear Mountain
scott-atl wrote:headed back out sept 30. hoping for 'indian summer'. I hear the sun road closes at st mary campground on the morning of the 22nd.

Yep, I believe that 9/22 is the closing date for Going to the Sun Road at Saint Mary.

Re: Three days of rain

PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:09 pm
by Ear Mountain
Jay w wrote:Maybe it will look like Beartooth pass on Mon (9/1).

Image

Jay

Looks like ski time is just around the corner. But still hope to get a few more backpacks done before real winter set in.

Re: Three days of rain

PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:22 pm
by liketohike
while I enjoy skiing, I'm not quite ready for it yet...heading to the park next week on 9/10 and have a 5 night itinerary scheduled in the Belly river area..
hopefully it does not involve winter camping...

Re: Three days of rain

PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:52 pm
by isleroyaleguy
Ear Mountain wrote:
Jay w wrote:Maybe it will look like Beartooth pass on Mon (9/1).

Image

Jay

Looks like ski time is just around the corner. But still hope to get a few more backpacks done before real winter set in.

We drove through there on Tuesday the 2nd and it was sunny and warm and windy. Had a great burger at deli in Clark.

Re: Three days of rain

PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:19 pm
by liketohike
hm..how about 3 days of snow next week...actually, now the forecast has been downgraded to "only" 2 days..
1-3 inches for Babb and Waterton on Tuesday...
as of now we're still planning to start our backpacking trip on Friday, but will see what happens.

Re: Three days of rain

PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:10 pm
by Ear Mountain
Yep, it is September. We can get almost any season's weather in September. A little snow will make the peaks look nice.

Fridays forecast looks ok to me.

Re: Three days of rain

PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:44 pm
by paul
Got there on the 23rd. Tough weather for the start but it cleared up nicely for my 3 days in the belly river area. Then it got cold, windy and wet for my second trip over labor day weekend. Still a good trip even though the weather was challenging at times.