Stories tagged: Glacier Park
Mon., July 11, 2016, 10:54 a.m.
Glacier Park sees record number of visitors in June
WEST GLACIER, Mont. – After a record number of visitors passed through Glacier National Park’s gates in June, the park is on pace for a third straight year of record …
Sat., June 11, 2016, 12:56 p.m.
Before RVs roll, cyclists own park road
Less than a mile up the road from Avalanche Campground, the roar of a real avalanche overrode the burble of McDonald Creek.
Sat., May 28, 2016, 4:22 p.m.
Glacier Institute experience fun and enlightening, Spokane group says
Many national parks have institutes for extended learning in the country’s finest natural classrooms, and Glacier National Park is no exception. Several Inland Northwest couples who attended the Montana Master …
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015, 1:02 p.m.
With rainy weather, a backup camping plan can be as good as original – and a lot drier
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK – Sometimes the happiest trails are the ones you never planned to follow. Our recent camping trip to Glacier took more than a few detours, thanks to …
Thu., July 23, 2015
Wildfires in the region affect campers and outdoor recreation
An expanding fire that recently broke out in Glacier National Park is a prime example of why hikers and campers need to call ahead, browse the Web and stay tuned …
Wed., July 22, 2015, 9:27 p.m.
Glacier National Park wildfire destroys historic cabin
A fast-moving wildfire in Glacier National Park torched a car and a historic cabin and forced tourists to abandon their vehicles on the Montana park’s most popular roadway while officials …
Sun., July 19, 2015
Following guidelines for camping in grizzly country can prevent trouble for everyone, including the bears. A Spokane man experienced a good case in point last summer while backpacking in Glacier …
Sun., Aug. 3, 2014
Fire towers worth trek
Getting to any of Glacier’s nine remaining fire lookout towers isn’t a walk in the park. “None of them are real easy to get to,” said David Butler, author of …
Sun., July 6, 2014
Officials plan to handle increased visitation to Glacer and protect its wildlife
Take a hike at Glacier National Park’s Logan Pass, and you’re almost guaranteed to see mountain goats. You’ll probably spot a bighorn sheep or two as well. The goats often …
Sun., July 6, 2014
Park works to develop Going-to-the-Sun management plan
Glacier National Park’s study looking at human interactions with mountain goat and bighorn sheep is part of the park’s effort to develop a Going-to-the-Sun Road corridor management plan. “We’re seeing …
Thu., July 3, 2014
Glacier high road to open
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 …
Sun., Sept. 22, 2013
Glacier Park’s heart and soul: 93-year-old ranger
WEST GLACIER , Mont.– At 93 years old, Glacier National Park Ranger Lyle Ruterbories is contemplating retirement from his seasonal position at Kintla Lake Campground, but isn’t ready to make …
Sun., July 7, 2013
Blizzard of beargrass brightens mountain slopes
Reports are coming in from Mount Spokane to Glacier National Park and beyond of beargrass blooming in such profusion the patches resemble banks of snow. The name of the lanky …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2011
Bramante hikes Glacier Park’s 734 miles of trails
Three pairs of shoes and hundreds of miles later, Jake Bramante emerged from Lincoln Lake trailhead as the first person in recent history to have hiked all of Glacier National …
Sun., Aug. 14, 2011
Hiker picks challenging year to bag all 734 miles of Glacier Park trails
This spring, Jake Bramante sat in the back corner of a coffee shop, a jumble of topographic maps fanned out on the table before him, waiting for the trails to …
Sun., June 19, 2011
Field reports: Local geese herded for population study
WILDLIFE – Biologists and volunteers herd Canada geese into pens and clamped leg bands on about 1,000 young birds in Eastern Washington in the past week for a Washington Fish …
Sun., April 10, 2011
Field reports: Antoine Peak on House list for state funding
PUBLIC LANDS – A prized Spokane Valley wild area north of I-90 and near Forker Road is back in the running for state funding to boost the last of three …
Mon., June 21, 2010
Woman drowns at Glacier Park
A 62-year-old Missouri woman drowned after she fell from a bridge and was carried away by a fast-flowing creek in Glacier National Park.
Sun., May 24, 2009, 12:01 a.m.
Before prime time at Glacier
No attendants were in Glacier National Park’s St. Mary Lake entrance booth to take money last Sunday. Visitors to the 1-million-acre park were on a self-serve honor system. Fair enough.