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 »
St. Mary Visitor Center temporarily closed
It is believed that the furnace in the visitor center malfunctioned and caused the sprinkler system to activate early this morning. There is water damage to the building, its contents, and some of the utility systems. The damages are being assessed.
Missing Hiker Located
Contact: Denise Germann, 406 888-5838
WEST GLACIER, MT. - Search personnel found the body of alpine hiker Jacob "Jake" Rigby at approximately 2p.m. today. The body was located on the mountain known as "8888" in the southern end of the park. An initial investigation indicates that Rigby may have fallen approximately 800 feet on the north side of the extremely steep mountain.
Rigby's body was spotted by helicopter personnel during an aerial search of the high-probability area between Ole Creek and Park Creek Drainages.
The Flathead County Coroner has been contacted and incident managers are determining a plan to safely recover the body.
The extensive search effort began Monday, August 29 after Rigby was overdue from a personal day hike in the park on Sunday, August 28. More than fifty individuals helped with the search efforts, including thirty-one searchers who were searching and camping overnight in the steep and treacherous terrain. Flathead Valley Search and Rescue and Flathead National Forest assisted with the search.
Rigby, 27 years old, worked for the exotic plant team at the park for the past three summers. He also worked at other National Park Service sites during the winter season.
Did You Know?
Did you know that male moose use almost as much energy growing their antlers yearly as female moose use being pregnant?