July 27, 2017 - Thursday
It has been hot and dry in Montana this summer and here in Glacier National Park, stage II fire restrictions have been put in place. What this means for park visitors is no fires. Campfires are not allowed and smoking is only allowed in a barren area. Propane stoves are okay, but charcoal or bbq briquets are not.
While visiting the chalets these restrictions are easy enough to follow. Keep the cooking in the kitchen, and don't mess around with any sort of flame outside.
Be super careful while visiting Glacier during these hot and dry days. Be sure to drink plenty of water and carry extra water while hiking. Start your hikes as early in the morning as you can while it is still cool.
Be safe out there.
July 7, 2017 - Friday
Hiking from Logan Pass to Granite Park Chalet is now possible. For the next week or so you should still be mindful of snow crossings and some of the hazards that snow can create. Running water can undercut the snow and create the risk of falling through, and of course you should be super careful with the slippery surface.
And Mother Nature is showing her sense of humor by making us worry about both snow and heat on the same hike. The near future forecast has some hot days in it. Be really careful as you go out hiking in the heat of the day. You should:
Take breaks in the shade. Drink lots of fluids. And be safe out there.
June 27, 2017 - Tuesday
We are super excited to start another summer of hiking and adventure up at Granite Park Chalet. We can't wait for you to visit.
For the next week or so, come prepared for snow in the high country. We are running into snow on the loop trail about a quarter mile below the chalet. You should have good waterproof hiking boots, trekking poles help, hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
The Highline Trail is closed and will probably stay closed for a couple weeks. The Loop Trail is your best access right now. We expect Going to the Sun Road to open to private vehicles soon. Until that happens we are shuttling all chalet guests past the closure up to the Loop trailhead. Call our office if you have questions about your upcoming chalet reservation.
Summertime in Glacier is here. I hope you are planning to take a hike!
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