July 3, 2014 in Outdoors, Sports

Glacier high road to open

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Postponed by a late storm and flooding, the entire Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park is expected to be open to vehicle travel by this weekend, allowing access to Logan Pass.

While most snow removal efforts are being completed and snow above the road is being monitored and removed, road crews continue to sweep debris from the Going-to-the-Sun Road, install removable guard rails and road signage, and prepare the Logan Pass Visitor Center area for opening. 

The park’s free optional shuttle system that provides services along the Going-to-the-Sun Road will continue limited operations to The Loop on the west side, until the entire road opens.

The west-side vehicle closure remains at Avalanche and the east-side closure remains at Jackson Glacier Overlook. Closures will continue at their respective locations until the entire length of the road is open to vehicle travel.

Hiker-biker access on the west side of the park is currently available from Avalanche to Bird Woman Overlook. There is no hiker-biker access on the east side of the Going-to-the-Sun Road due to road rehabilitation work.

Little Spokane shuttle debut

A Little Spokane River shuttle service for paddlers will run Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. from this Saturday through Aug. 30, operated by Spokane Parks and Recreation Department. The van will run between the Nine Mile take-out and the St. George’s put-in. Cost: $8. Vehicles must have a Discover Pass. Info: 363-5418.


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