Forum Index > Trip Reports > Floral Park Traverse in Glacier Park 8/5/19
Previous :: Next Topic  
Author Message
bigskywalker
Big Sky Walker



Joined: 07 Jan 2017
Posts: 101 | TRs
Location: Helena, MT
bigskywalker
  Top

Big Sky Walker
PostFri Aug 09, 2019 8:19 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
This is one of the great "traverse" hikes in Glacier Park. CLICK HERE to access the blog and photo tour. Happy trails!

--------------
Happy trails!  bigskywalker.com
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Reply to topic Reply with quote
Felpudo
Member
Member


Joined: 04 Sep 2018
Posts: 11 | TRs

Felpudo
  Top

Member
PostSat Aug 10, 2019 11:14 am 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Looks like a great trip! It was neat to see Avalanche Lake from above!
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Reply to topic Reply with quote
olderthanIusedtobe
Member
Member


Joined: 05 Sep 2011
Posts: 6342 | TRs
Location: Shoreline
olderthanIusedtobe
  Top

Member
PostSat Aug 10, 2019 12:43 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
up.gif  Wow, that looks awesome!  I see goats frequently but I've only seen bighorn sheep off in the distance.  I didn't know they came down to the parking lot to lick antifreeze like the other critters do.  That one big ram was posed absolutely perfectly for you.

The tarns below the glacier look really cool.

I like the chute w/ the hand cable.
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
Eric Hansen
Member
Member


Joined: 23 Mar 2015
Posts: 318 | TRs
Location: Wisconsin
Eric Hansen
  Top

Member
PostMon Aug 12, 2019 7:44 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Thanks for the pics, memories! It's been a good 25 years but I remember the striated rock, glacier and considerable side hilling.
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
zephyr
aka friendly hiker



Joined: 21 Jun 2009
Posts: 1865 | TRs
Location: West Seattle
zephyr
  Top

aka friendly hiker
PostSun Aug 25, 2019 2:22 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
I just viewed the traverse photos.  Outstanding hike that was.  Such beautiful terrain.

I saw the note asking you if there were any.  Nonetheless was there any concern for encountering bears?  Did you all have bear spray?  Thanks, ~z


Edit:  Looking back again at the photos, perhaps the country you all were hiking through was too high of an elevation for bear habitat.  It is pretty desolate up there.  I suppose being local that you have a good handle on their habits and whereabouts.
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
bigskywalker
Big Sky Walker



Joined: 07 Jan 2017
Posts: 101 | TRs
Location: Helena, MT
bigskywalker
  Top

Big Sky Walker
PostSun Aug 25, 2019 4:55 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
I think 2-3 of us had bear spray. We made plenty of noise as we walked (talking). We were not concerned in the open areas - only when we were in forested areas. As long as you don't surprise a bear, or get between a bear and its cubs, you should be OK.

--------------
Happy trails!  bigskywalker.com
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Reply to topic Reply with quote
  Display:     All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Forum Index > Trip Reports > Floral Park Traverse in Glacier Park 8/5/19
  Happy Birthday Pixi_shels, qm1pooh, LizzyBob, SKS, seabadge!
Jump to:   
Search this topic:

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
   Use Disclaimer Powered by phpBB Privacy Policy