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Eric Hansen
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PostWed Mar 04, 2020 7:52 pm 
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One option is ascending the "Iceberg Wall" (not really a wall, more of a steep scramble with one move nearing a 4) above Iceberg Lake to Iceberg Notch. Gordon Edwards has a good description, and sketch, in his climbers guide. I've descended it, and ascended it, with a full pack and its viable. First time we saw it we were descending and having trouble locating the key move from above. A family of goats, with yearlings, came along and showed us the route.

If time, and energy allow, then descend moderate terrain to Ahern Pass (often major goat traffic there) and on to Ahern Peak.
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PostSun Apr 05, 2020 11:11 am 
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A contract has been signed with a new provider to handle the shuttle service in Glacier:

New shuttle service

The fleet is old and tired, prone to breakdowns, and so heavily used one might wait in line for the 2nd or 3rd shuttle, leaving an hour of good hiking time on the floor.
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PostWed Apr 29, 2020 6:07 pm 
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rocknclimb,

I'll assume you are following updates on Glacier NP website (nps.gov/glac).
The latest is that no advance backcountry hiking+camping permits will be issued in 2020, and all the ones already issued were rescinded (this would not affect you). The boats will not be operating, which could affect a long day hike at Two Medicine if you were planning to catch the boat at the end of the day and avoid a ca 3-mile walk.
The situation seems quite fluid.
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PostThu Apr 30, 2020 9:14 am 
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Songs2, really appreciate the updated information!

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