Logan Pass water system temporarily down
The water system will shut down Tuesday afternoon, July 22, and the temp system is anticipated to be working by the weekend. Visitors should bring water or refillable water bottles. There will be some water available to refill bottles in the parking lot. More »
Park Employee Injured in Fall
Contact: Denise Germann, 406-888-5838
WEST GLACIER, MONT. - A Glacier National Park employee was seriously injured today in a fall while working. As a veteran member of the park's trail crew, the 31-year old female was working with other crew members on sections of the popular Highline Trail. The incident occurred as the crew was returning to the Logan Pass Trailhead.
At approximately 2:30 p.m. today park dispatch received a call from another member of the trail crew initiating a response to the incident. Initial reports indicate that the female trail crew member slid approximately 200 feet down snow from the trail to the Going-to-the-Sun Road. It appears that she fell onto the road from the snow field. The Three Rivers Ambulance and A.L.E.R.T. air ambulance were dispatched to the park while park rangers responded to the scene to stabilize the patient for transport to a medical facility. Emergency responders encountered rain, wind and limited visibility. She was transported via A.L.E.R.T. to Kalispell Regional Medical Center. Her condition is unknown at this time.
The Highline Trail has been, and will continue to be closed to the public from Logan Pass to Haystack Butte for snow hazards. It is unknown when this section of the trail will be open to public travel. Snow conditions exist throughout the higher elevations of the park and visitors are highly encouraged to use extreme caution and have the appropriate skills and equipment to navigate such areas, or perhaps visit those areas once conditions improve.
Did You Know?
Lake McDonald is the largest lake in the park with a length of 10 miles and a depth of 472 feet. The glacier that carved the Lake McDonald valley is estimated to have been around 2,200 feet thick.