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Snowfields, stream crossings and grizzly bears: 5 days in the Bridger Wilderness

Snowfields, stream crossings and grizzly bears: 5 days in the Bridger Wilderness

CASPER, Wyo. — In mid-July, when most people are at the beach or drinking beer around a barbecue, my girlfriend and I were trudging through snow. Lots of snow.

August 15, 2014 6:15 am Photos

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Government shutdown hurts Glacier park visitation

Government shutdown hurts Glacier park visitation

WEST GLACIER - The two-week partial government shutdown cut Glacier National Park's October visitor numbers in half compared to last year, but overall visits so far this year are still ahead of last year's numbers.

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No fees to Glacier this weekend

No fees to Glacier this weekend

Entrance fees to Glacier National Park will be waived Saturday through Monday, Veterans Day weekend, in honor of those who serve and have served in the United States military.

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5 killed in rollover near Browning; 2 die in crash near Troy

Seven people died in two unrelated crashes in western Montana on Saturday night and early Sunday.

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Steve and Christie Bury's Hell Creek Music

Steve and Christie Bury's Hell Creek Music

Steve and Christie Bury's Hell Creek Music & More store in Glendive sports a take-off painting of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, only with God holding a guitar.

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Snowpack delays plowing of Glacier's Sun Road

WEST GLACIER - Crews plowing Glacier National Park's historic Going-to-the-Sun Road say heavy snowpack this winter has put them almost a month behind schedule.

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Storms slow plowing at Glacier National Park

WEST GLACIER — Officials at Glacier National Park say spring storms and avalanche debris are making it difficult to clear snow from Going-to-the Sun Road.

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Scientists: Rare alpine insect may disappear with glaciers

Scientists: Rare alpine insect may disappear with glaciers

When Montanans think of stoneflies, chances are they have a mental image of the big bugs that hatch out in the early summer along the Big Hole or Madison rivers that make big trout an easy target for fly anglers. But there are actually almost 3,500 stonefly species that have been identified …

April 05, 2011 4:27 pmLoading…
Wyoming scientists study glacier ecosystem

Wyoming scientists study glacier ecosystem

WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS, Wyo. — Shirts whipping in the wind, scientists Craig Thompson and Christopher Robinson clambered over a boulder field recently exposed to wind and sun for the first time in thousands of years. Gray and black, the area looks like a wasteland of dirty ice and broken rock,…

January 23, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Sun Road should open by Friday

KALISPELL - Glacier National Park officials said Tuesday that the historic Going-to-the-Sun Road is expected to open from both directions over Logan Pass by the end of the week. The road should open up to the pass from the west side by midday Thursday, and it is expected to open from the eas…

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Gravel pit owner gets expansion OK

HELENA - State regulators have authorized major expansion of a gravel pit next to Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana.

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100 years of a national jewel

100 years of a national jewel

When a road through the heart of Glacier National Park was being planned in the 1920s, one proposal called for 15 switchbacks zig-zagging up the steep sides of Logan Creek Valley to Logan Pass.

June 14, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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100 years of a national jewel

100 years of a national jewel

Evergreens frame a view of Granite Park Chalet late last June, when snows still lingered.

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100 years of a national jewel

100 years of a national jewel

George Bird Grinnell, a naturalist, explored the large glacier that bears his name and, in 1907, convinced U.S. Sen. Thomas Carter from Montana to introduce a bill to make Glacier a national park.

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100 years of a national jewel

100 years of a national jewel

Indian paintbrush puts on a flashy show near Hidden Lake overlook.

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100 years of a national jewel

100 years of a national jewel

Horseback has long been a great way to view the vistas at Glacier Park, including Boulder Pass, seen in 1932.

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Glacier Park's ice fields may be gone by next decade

Glacier Park's ice fields may be gone by next decade

The rugged terrain and thick ice at Sperry Glacier is shown in 1914.

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Glacier Park's ice fields may be gone by next decade

Glacier Park's ice fields may be gone by next decade

Sperry Glacier, seen in 2008, has receded to about a third of its maximum area and continues to disappear. The U.S. Geological Society is monitoring Sperry Glacier as one of its benchmark glaciers.

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Glacier Park's ice fields may be gone by next decade

Glacier Park's ice fields may be gone by next decade

In 1913, Sperry Glacier's glacial ice was more than 150 feel tall. The glacier once covered Sperry basin.

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