0% snow coverage. 5/13/16 per 851
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 6/4/2016 per 651
Trail is deposted for mountain lion. 7/17/16
Featherplume Falls suspension bridge: INSTALLED 6/3/16 per 651 REMOVED 9/26/2016 per 851
Trail clear of trees and snow, 7/23/16 per 823.
Trail posted for bear frequenting 8/7/16 per 823.
Trail is free of snow. 6/10/2016 per 651
REMOVED 9/26/2016 per 851
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 7/13/2016 per 650
Featherplume Foot Bridge: REBUILT 8/10/2016 per 650
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 5/20/2016 per 650.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 7/8/2016 per 650
Iceberg Bridge: INSTALLED 6/15/2016 per 851
SCHEDULED REMOVAL 9/26/2016 per 650
Projected initial clearing date: 7/8/2016 per 650
PTARMIGAN TUNNEL DOORS: OPENED 7/6/2016 per 851
SCHEDULED CLOSING 9/29/2016 per 650 Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 7/6/2016 per 851
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 6/22/2016 per 650
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!!!
Projected initial clearing date: 8/15/2016 per 650
NOTE - A $10.00 Blackfeet Tribal Conservation Permit is required by each person(regardless of age) to recreate on reservation land.
VEHICLES NOT RECOMMENDED!!! This access to the Slide Lake area is by way of an unmarked and unmaintained road across Blackfeet Indian Nation land. This access to the Glacier Park boundary is very muddy, rutted, rocky, and used heavily by cattle. 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.
DIRECTIONS: Heading north up Highway 89, turn left onto Chief Mountain Highway 17. Drive 4.3 miles north up Highway 17. Look for a dirt road on the left heading west/southwest and skirting just south of Chief Mountain. If you go by Chief Mtn. Overlook (aka Crusher Hill), a pullout at the top of a hill, you have gone 0.3 miles too far.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 8/19/2016 per 650
Initial clearing scheduled for: CLEARED 5/9/2016 per 650 Trail clear of trees and snow, 5/22/16 per 823.
WINDMAKER SUSPENSION BRIDGE: INSTALLED 5/18/2016 per 851 REMOVED 9/28/16 per 851
Trail is clear of trees and snow, 6/16/16 per 823
Trail is narrow with loose rock and some exposure in several places in the switchbacks.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 7/9/2016 per 650
SWIFTCURRENT BRIDGE PLANKS: INSTALLED 6/13/2016 per 651
Cataract Creek Suspension Bridge: INSTALLED 6/3/2016 per 650
REMOVED 9/26/2016 per 851