[cdt-l] Fw: Re: Fw: Glacier in October

Jim and/or Ginny Owen spiriteagle99 at hotmail.com
Sat Aug 26 11:08:04 CDT 2006

I had written Glacier NP to ask the status of the trail through the park and 
dates of seasonal closing.  This is their response - FYI.  We will probably 
end up flipping north from Butte, since our plan had us finishing around 
October 15.


>From: GLAC_Backcountry_Permits at nps.gov
>To: spiriteagle99 at hotmail.com
>Subject: Fw: Re: Fw: Glacier in October
>Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 12:14:47 -0600
>Ginny,  The trail from St Mary to Triple Divide Pass is closed due to a 
>fire that is still smoldering.  All of the lodging inside the park closes 
>by October 2.  There is lodging outside the Park near the entrances. 
>Campgrounds at Many Glacier and Two Medicine are open to primitive camping 
>(no running water and pit toilets) from September 25-November 30 -- weather 
>permitting. Two Medicine Ranger Station closes September 17.  The border 
>station at Chief Mountain closes September 30.   An alternative  would be 
>the off trail "Norris Traverse" from Cutbank to Gunsight Lake.  The route 
>is explained in "A Climber's Guide to Glacier National Park" by J Gordon 
>Edwards.   We do not have the schedule for bridge removal yet. We should 
>have it by next week.  Most are out by the end of  September.  Linda 
>Glacier National Park Backcountry Permit Office

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