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TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014

Lingering snow delays Glacier Park opportunities

PUBLIC LANDS -- Be patient if you're making plans to visit Glacier National Park, especially if you want to venture into the high country. Snow conditions, cool weather, and debris from snow slides are challenging some spring opening operations for trails, facilities and roads in...

FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014

Glacier’s ‘Sun Road’ open to hikers, bikers

NATIONAL PARKS -- Bikers and hikers heading to Glacier National Park are lucky dogs this holiday weekend: The Going to the Sun Road as far as it is plowed toward Logan Pass is all yours; no motor vehicles allowed. Check the park's website for more...

FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2013

Going to the Sun Road opens in Glacier Park

NATIONAL PARKS -- The entire 50 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park is open as of 8:30 a.m. this morning. See map for highlights of the scenic route over Logan Pass. Additional information on park roads, weather conditions, and visitor services can...

FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013

Finally! Plows make Logan Pass accessible in Glacier Park

NATIONAL PARKS – Access to Logan Pass on the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park will be available to vehicle traffic from the east-side of the park the morning of Saturday, June 15, weather dependent. Vehicles on the west-side of the park can travel as...

FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013

Going to the Sun Road plowing opens route for bikes

NATIONAL PARKS -- Now through the next couple of weeks or so will be prime time for bicyclists to explore portions of Glacier Park's Going to the Sun Highway. While plowing is underway from both sides toward Logan Pass, motorized traffic is prohibited but bicycles...

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012

Glacier Park opening Going to the Sun Road

NATIONAL PARKS -- Glacier National Park officials are planning to open the Going-to-the-Sun Road over 6,646-foot Logan Pass today. The opening will end the spring grace period when bikers and hikers could much of the 50-mile route motor-vehicle free. If you're driving to Logan Pass...

FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011

Glacier tourism down after record season

NATIONAL PARKS – The late spring and heavy snowpack has been a downer for visitation to Glacier National Park. The National Park Service reports 266,263 people entered the park in June, down 21 percent compared to June 2010. Of course, the park attracted record crowds...

SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2011

FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011

Crowds flock to opening of Glacier’s Sun Road

NATIONAL PARKS -- On Wednesday, all 50 miles of the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road opened to the public and the crowds turned out in droves, heralding the official start to summer in this northern region. The Sun Road's opening was highly anticipated, according to a story...

FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011

Finally! Glacier’s Sun Road to open Wednesday

NATIONAL PARKS -- Glacier National Park officials have announced they expect entire 50 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road to be clear of snow and available for vehicle traffic on Wednesday. This will be the second latest opening of the road and one of only three...

SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2011

Glacier Park great for bikes, hikes; Logan Pass still not open

NATIONAL PARKS -- It's snow go for vehicles driving over Glacier National Park's Going to the Sun Road this holiday weekend. For the third time in the Montana park's 100-year history, the uppermost reaches of Going-to-the-Sun Road will remain closed to visitors during the Fourth...

FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011

Snowpack delays plowing of Glacier’s Sun Road

NATIONAL PARKS -- Crews plowing Glacier National Park’s historic Going-to-the-Sun Road say heavy snowpack this winter has put them almost a month behind schedule. Stan Stahr says he hasn’t seen the snowpack this bad in the 20 years he has worked for the park, and...

FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011

Cyclists rule on Glacier’s Going to the Sun Road

NATIONAL PARKS -- While road crews are still churning through 20-foot deep snow drifts toward Logan Pass in the upper sections of Glacier National Park's Going to the Sun Road, bicyclists are having a great time riding the motor-vehicle-free lower reaches of the fabled park...

FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011

Glacier Park plows snowed under

NATIONAL PARKS -- Winter has retained its grip on Glacier National Park this week, stalling efforts to clear Going to the Sun Road and turning back cyclists looking for vehicle free riding. Storms dumped 8 inches of snow in West Glacier and 18 inches in...

Rich Landers

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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