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by PeteE
Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Ole Creek - new trail
Replies: 28
Views: 1643

Re: Ole Creek - new trail

...But I think its pretty doubtful there will ever be any new trails or restored old trails. One big problem is just the NPS budget and how it keeps getting cut and is never enough to really address all the maintenance backlog let alone build new stuff... Matt, while we disagree on many issues, you...
by PeteE
Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Ole Creek - new trail
Replies: 28
Views: 1643

Re: Ole Creek - new trail

Orin: I've looked at the Boulder Creek drainage many times from Siyeh Pass. Do you believe it's possible to still hike up the drainage and how far? I wonder if enough of the old trail is still visible or would it be the bushwhack from hell? Where would the "trailhead" be? pete :wink: https://photos....
by PeteE
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Ole Creek - new trail
Replies: 28
Views: 1643

Re: Ole Creek - new trail

I wouldn't want to see the Reynold mountaineer's trail be made into an official trail. Not because it's too dangerous but because it will bring more people (a lot more people) into that area which is for the most part pretty peaceful. I understand your point of view Paul and I'm sympathetic to it, ...
by PeteE
Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Ole Creek - new trail
Replies: 28
Views: 1643

Re: Ole Creek - new trail

I wouldn't look for new trails any time soon. They don't have the manpower to patrol and maintain the current trail system. And that problem is exacerbated by the nationwide problem of people not wanting to work. There was talk in one of those long range plans that published recently of making the R...
by PeteE
Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Virginia hiker not heard from in nearly a week found dead in Glacier National Park
Replies: 8
Views: 648

Re: Virginia hiker not heard from in nearly a week found dead in Glacier National Park

I've been to the Grinnell Overlook a number of times. I've also climbed well up into the rocks on either side of the overlook. How do you fall from the overlook unless you're doing something stupid ... OR doing something that you shouldn't do because you don't have the experience required to do it? ...
by PeteE
Sat Aug 07, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Current weather?
Replies: 461
Views: 154424

Re: Current weather?

One reason I'm not too optimistic about the smoke going away in the next few weeks.
NW Montana's prevailing wind this time of year is from the SW.
The big fires in CA, WA ID, and OR all located directly to our SouthWest :( :(
https://www.livescience.com/wildfire-sm ... anada.html
by PeteE
Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Current weather?
Replies: 461
Views: 154424

Re: Current weather?

The smoke/haze today was the worst I've seen it in the valley this year. :evil: You could barely see the Columbia Mts. from the airport exit on US2. WebCams from West Side are looking smoky. att. St. Mary and Logan South look awful as well. Here's the near term forecast details from Great Falls for ...
by PeteE
Mon Aug 02, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: 2020 "Snaps" Around Glacier National Park
Replies: 601
Views: 77028

Re: 2020 "Snaps" Around Glacier National Park

Pete So sorry to hear of your truck issues. I really liked your Shangri La description and now not so unhappy about not being able to do that this year with you. No sense in having 2 weenies on a hike like that anyway :D Chip (Ken) hi Ken: The transmission had 250,000+ miles so it was no surprise. ...
by PeteE
Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: 2020 "Snaps" Around Glacier National Park
Replies: 601
Views: 77028

Re: 2020 "Snaps" Around Glacier National Park

I believe you are correct Jay. Thank you all! More bad news LOLOLOL! Had to order a new(rebuilt) transmission. The "loaner" from work is the old 80's Dodge pickup. I cannot travel out of the valley for as long as week to 10 days. Maybe more depending on how long the transmission takes to arrive etc....
by PeteE
Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: No way to clear out private message inbox
Replies: 7
Views: 801

Re: No way to clear out private message inbox

NDjason wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:00 pm
If I try to do multiple at once (from my inbox), I get the same message. But if I open a message up and hit the "X" in the top right corner, it does delete the message without an issue.
This worked for me as well this morning.
Pete :wink:
by PeteE
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Restaurant Reviews and Recomendations
Topic: Eastside Restaurants
Replies: 8
Views: 1135

Re: Eastside Restaurants

I have my Kindle with me all the time. 8)
There was a 38 minute delay for me going home on US2 at about MP 162(~6-7 miles East of Belton)
Alternate lanes open.

You can avoid some delays(in and out of the park) by traveling before 0700

pete :wink:
by PeteE
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: 2020 "Snaps" Around Glacier National Park
Replies: 601
Views: 77028

Re: 2020 "Snaps" Around Glacier National Park

Pete, glad you got up to Shangri La. Great hike and you hit a clear day, but it sounds like it was hot. Of course 80F in the sun is hot for me. So any comment on why you needed 4 liters. I assume you filtered once you got to the lake. Jay Yeah Jay, we got very lucky this past Monday in getting clea...
by PeteE
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: 2020 "Snaps" Around Glacier National Park
Replies: 601
Views: 77028

Re: 2020 "Snaps" Around Glacier National Park

I did ShangriLa with Dan Lowery and his 11 year old nephew Monday. The sky was pretty clear Monday AM. It progressively got hazier throughout the day. I drank ~4 liters of water doing. I cannot do that hike again in conditions like this past Monday. This 2 image pano of Iceberg Lake was made about ...
by PeteE
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Restaurant Reviews and Recomendations
Topic: Eastside Restaurants
Replies: 8
Views: 1135

Re: Eastside Restaurants

Service was VERY slow in the three places we had dinner this past weekend. Big shortage of help-- like all over the country. I felt bad for the wait staff. They're doing the best they can under the circumstances. The delays in and out of Many Glacier can be up to 30-40 minutes weekdays between about...
by PeteE
Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Goat Haunt 2021
Replies: 12
Views: 865

Re: Goat Haunt 2021

Good luck
Sue Z wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:49 pm
Sooo...now I just need to find a covid test in St. Mary!
Good luck with that. :)