MANY GLACIER - Trail Status as of August 5, 2013 at 2:00pm

Appekunny Falls Trail
Many Glacier Road to Appekunny Falls/ 1.0 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled: Cleared

Trail is clear of trees and snow, 7/26/13 per 823 Trail is posted for bear, 08/02/13 per 885


Cracker Lake Trail
Trailhead at Hotel to Cracker Lake Campground/ 6.1 mi
Initial clearing scheduled for: Cleared of downfall 7/10/13 per 650

Trail is clear of trees and snow, 7/27/13 per 823.


Feather Plume Falls Cutoff Trail (to Grinnell Lk.) 1.2
Grinnell Lk. to Piegan Pass Tr. at Feather Plume Falls/1.2mi
Initial clearing scheduled for:7/1/13 per 650 5/22/13

Featherplume Suspension Bridge: Installed 6/26/13 per 851.

Trail clear of trees and snow, 7/27/13 per 826.


Grinnell Glacier Trail
From Josephine Lake to Glacier Overlook/ 3.7 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 7/1/13 per 650 5/22/13

Trail is clear of trees and snow, 7/27/13 per 823


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Trails around Josephine Lake to Grinnell Lake
North Shore Trail to Oastler Shelter / 1.7 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 5/31/13 per 650

Trail is clear of trees and snow, 7/26/13 per 823

So.Shore Tr. from Hotel to Oastler Shelter/ 2.0 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 5/31/13 per 650

Trail is clear of trees and snow, 7/26/13 per 823

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Oastler Shelter to Grinnell Lake (also Hidden Falls) 1.0 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 6/14/13 per 650 5/22/13

Cataract Creek Suspension Bridge: Installed 6/7/13 per 650

Trail is clear of trees and snow, 7/26/13 per 823.

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Ptarmigan/ Iceberg Trail
Motel parking lot to jct. above Ptarmigan Falls/ 2.4 mi.
Trail is clear of snow and trees, 7/26/13 per 823

Iceberg Trail from the trailhead to Ptarmigan Jct is posted for bear frequenting

Jct. above Ptarmigan Falls to Iceberg Lake/ 2.1 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: Cleared per 650

Footbridge Iceberg Creek Installed 6/27/13.

Trail is clear of trees and snow, 7/26/13 per 823.

Jct. above Ptarmigan Falls to Ptarmigan Lake/ 1.7 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 6/28/13 per 650 5/22/13

Trail is clear of trees and snow, 7/26/13 per 823.

Ptarmigan Lake to Ptarmigan Tunnel/ 0.9 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 7/1/13 per 650 5/22/13

Ptarmigan Tunnel: Open to foot/horse traffic 7/22/13 per 650


Piegan Pass Trail (Upper Route)
From Hotel to Featherplume Falls Jct./ 4.1 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for:7/1/13 per 650 5/22/13

Featherplume Suspension Bridge: Installed 6/26/13 per 851.

Trail clear of trees and snow from hotel to Featherplume Junction, 7/26/13 per 823.

Featherplume Falls Jct. to Piegan Pass/ 4.2 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for:8/1/13 per 650 5/22/13

The Featherplume cutoff suspension bridge: Installed 6/26/13 per 851.

Morning Eagle Falls Plank Bridge installed, Feather Plume Plank Bridge WASHED OUT and will require fording creek, approximately 1-2 feet deep. Trail is otherwise mainly clear of snow and trees, 7/27/13 per 826.


Red Gap Pass Trail (Poia Lake)
Trailhead to foot of Poia Lake/ 6.4 mi.
Trail clear of trees and snow to Poia Lake, 7/26/13 per 823.
Poia Lake to Red Gap Pass/ 5.6 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for:7/12/13 per 650 5/22/13

Trail is clear of snow, 7/26/13

WARNING! THE FIRST MAJOR CREEK THAT IS CROSSED EAST OF RED GAP PASS HAS EXTREMELY SLIPPERY ROCKS. HIKERS HAVE BEEN KILLED OR SERIOUSLY INJURED ATTEMPTING TO GET WATER FROM THE CREEK AFTER CLIMBING ONTO THE ROCKS BOTH AT THE BRIDGE SITE AND FROM THE SWITCHBACKS BELOW. USE EXTREME CAUTION!!!


Sherburne Ranger Station Cutoff
Red Gap Pass Trail to Sherburne Ranger Station / 1.0 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 6/14/13 per 650 5/22/13

Trail is clear of trees and snow, 7/26/13 per 823.


Swiftcurrent Lake Nature Trail
Trail around the Swiftcurrent Lake/ 2.6 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 5/31/13 per 650 5/22/13

Trail clear of down trees and snow, 7/26/13 per 823


Slide Lake / Gable Pass Trail
Park Boundary to Slide Lake Cpgd./ 1.4 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 7/15/13 per 650 5/22/13

Trail is clear of trees and snow, 7/26/13 per 823.

NOTE - A $10.00 Blackfeet Tribal Conservation Permit is required by each person(regardless of age) to cross reservation land. All hikers or riders using this road to access Slide Lake cross the reservation.

VEHICLES NOT RECOMMENDED. The normal entry to the Slide Lake area is by way of an unmarked road across Blackfeet Indian Nation land. Road into boundary is very muddy, rutted and rocky, and there is significant damage due to flooding. Also, the road is used heavily by cattle.

The road is not marked by a sign and is reached by leaving US Hwy #89 at Chief Mtn Jct. and going 4.3 miles on the Chief Mtn.Hwy (Route #17). Look for a dirt road heading west/southwest and skirting just south of Chief Mtn. If hikers are unsure about locating the road, tell them to look for Chief Mtn. overlook, which is a signed pullout 0.3 miles northwest of the Slide Lake road at a point 4.5 mi. from Chief Mtn. Jct. This overlook is known locally as Crusher Hill. The distance from the Chief Mtn. Highway (paved) going west on the Slide Lake Road (dirt road) to the trailhead at the Park Boundary is approximately 6.0 miles. We do not recommend driving this road as it is extremely rutted and in poor condition. There is one major fork in the road a couple miles in, the left fork that leads down towards Otatso Creek is the way to Slide.

Slide Lake Cpgd. to Lee Ridge Jct. via Gable Pass/ 2.5 m
Initial clearing scheduled for: 8/1/13 per 650 5/22/13

Trail is clear of trees and snow, 7/26/13


Swiftcurrent Pass Trail
Campstore parking lot to Head of Bullhead Lake / 3.9 mi.
Initial Clearing Scheduled For: June 2013- complete

Trail is clear of trees and snow to Bullhead Lake, 7/26/13 per 823

Windmaker Creek Suspension bridge is installed. 6/1/13 per 851

Bullhead Lake to Swiftcurrent Pass / 2.7 mi.
Initial Clearing: July 2013

Trail is clear of trees and snow, 7/26/13 per 823.

STOCK ADVISORY: Trail between Bullhead Lake and Devil's Elbow is steep, narrow and not recommended for stock unless stock have experience on very narrow sections of trail. per 650