[Cdt-l] Canister fuel available in Glacier Natl Park stores?

nathanael lintner nglintner at gmail.com
Thu Mar 24 08:53:45 CDT 2011

Ralph -

I am originally from East Glacier and I agree with Jim. Email Mark Howser.
East Glacier is a very small town (pop. 300) and thus has a very small store
with a limited selection. Mark, however is an AT thruhiker and is very
friendly and interested in other thruhikers. I am sure he would try to have
something you need in his store if given advanced notice.

Another point of note: While the East Glacier General store is a small
buisiness run by a friendly thruhiker, all the stores WITHIN Glacier Park
plus the Glacier Park Lodge in East Glacier are run by a large unfriendly
Arizona-based corporation called "Glacier Park Incorporated." Their business
is mostly selling tacky overpriced made-in-china souvenirs. In spite of the
fact that the adjacent Blackfoot Indian Reservation has a 50-70%
unemployment rate (not a typo) Glacier Park Incorporated mostly hires
temporary guest workers from the former soviet bloc who know nothing about
hiking/Glacier or gear. I could go on and on.......

So before I go to far with my Rant let me just sum things up: In the Glacier
Park section, deal with Mark Howser but email him in advance because his
store is really small and avoid businesses run by Glacier Park Incorporated.

Nathanael Lintner

On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 7:00 PM, Jim and_or Ginny Owen <
spiriteagle99 at hotmail.com> wrote:

>  Ralph -
> Email Mark Howser (mchowser at whistlingswanmotel.com ) and let him know what
> you
> want.  He'll probably be able to get it for you.  Or he may already carry
> it. He owns the
> hiker friendly store  at East Glacier.  Which is 12 miles south of Two
> Medicine.  And no
> matter how you cut it, you have to go through East Glacier.  [image:
> Smile]
> Jim
> http://www.spiriteaglehome.com/
> ------------------------------
> Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2011 14:50:43 -0700
> From: rbalcorn at gmail.com
> To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
> Subject: [Cdt-l] Canister fuel available in Glacier Natl Park stores?
> Anyone know if Two Medicine would have the Gigapower fuel canisters or
> equivalent?
> --
> Ralph Alcorn
> http://www.backpack45.com/camino2.html
> http://timecheck00.blogspot.com
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