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Tag: Glacier National Park


Former North Cascades National Park superintendent Keith Miller dies at 87

Former North Cascades National Park superintendent Keith Miller died recently in Bar Harbor Maine. He was 87. Miller started his 36-year career with the National Park Service as a ranger at Mount Rainier National Park. He attended graduate school at the University of Washington and was a middle school teacher in Seattle in the 1950s.

Here is the announcement posted this morning by the National Park Service:


Keith E. Miller, 87, retired career ranger, past superintendent of Acadia and North Cascades, and former ARD for Southwest Region, passed away on June 27th in Bar Harbor, Maine.

Keith was born

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Nick Hall: Three flags at half staff at Glacier National Park in honor of Rainier ranger

I spent today at Glacier National Park in Montana where the rangers are wearing black bands on their badges in honor of Mount Rainier National Park climbing ranger Nick Hall. Hall died last week when he fell on the Emmons Glacier while working to save four climbers from Texas.

While all national parks are flying flags at half staff and wearing black bands on ranger badges, at Glacier three different flags are flying at half staff. The United States, Canada and Blackfeet Nation flags all are at half staff in honor of Hall. Glacier National Park borders the Blackfeet Indian

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Sperry Chalet at Glacier National Park hit by avalanche

Here is a story from The Associated Press about damage done to the famed Sperry Chalet at Glacier National Park.

KALISPELL, Mont. — A backcountry hotel hit by an avalanche in Montana’s Glacier National Park sits unattended and partially filled with snow as officials wait for treacherous conditions to subside so they can reach the historic structure and begin repairs.

The slide likely hit the popular Sperry Chalet months ago, but the hotel is open only during the summer months so no one was around, officials said. Some skiers recently spotted the damage and notified park officials.

The risk of

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Many Glacier Hotel to under go major renovation

This tidbit should be of interest for folks planning a future stay at the 214-room Many Glacier Hotel at Glacier National Park in Montana.

It seems that the hotel, built in 1914-1915 by the Great Northern Railroad is in the midst of a multi-phase rehabilitation similar to the recent $22.5 million project at Paradise Inn at Mount Rainier National Park.

The $9.5 million Many Glacier project will focus on correcting life safety and seismic issues.

Construction is scheduled to begin this fall 2010 after the hotel closes for the season, with completion expected by spring of 2012 before the hotel

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