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Winter Ecology in Glacier National Park

November 30th, 2014 by teresa

 

side-activities7Experience the beauty and stillness of Glacier National Park in Winter.  Stay at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins, the closest lodging to the park that stays open year round.  Our facility is fully prepared to handle all four seasons in Montana.  Enjoy an espresso in front of our original stone fireplace and warm your toes after spending a day snowshoeing with the Glacier Institute on their Winter Ecology course as described below:

 ‘Winter in Glacier is a special time that is free of crowds, exceptionally quiet, and beautiful beyond belief.  In this course, we will explore the Lower McDonald Creek area to learn how plants and animals adapt to survive winter in Glacier National Park.   This course focuses on the adaptations of evergreen trees, shrubs, and forbs that allow them so survive Glacier’s harsh winter challenges.  We will also focus on the adaptations of a few selected animals and birds that Field Ecologist Brian Baxter has studied in winter.  

These animals include:  Snowshoe hare; Canadian lynx; White tailed Ptarmigan; Rocky Mountain Elk; Long tailed weasel; Boreal owl; and Wolverine.  Additional concentration will focus on specialized predator/prey relationships; hunting and escape strategies; camouflages; habits and habitats.

 Brian Baxter, B.S. is a wildlife researcher and forester who spent numerous winters studying animals such as the wolverine, lynx, fisher, and marten.  Brian is an experienced instructor in Glacier National Park that will help you greatly improve your ability to ‘read’ the landscape. So beat the winter blues, bring your camera and sense of humor, and come enjoy winter with a few like-minded folks!

 This trip takes place on December 6th, 2014 for a rate of $65.

 9:00 AM start. Depending on the interests of the group, the course will wrap up between 3:00pm and 5:00pm.

 Meeting Place:  The old Apgar visitor center in Glacier National Park, located across the street from Eddie’s Cafe.  This should not be confused with the new Apgar visitor center that is connected to the Apgar transit center. 

Food:  Please bring a sack lunch; trail snacks, and plenty of water.

Equipment:  Please dress appropriately in layers; bring lunch, snacks, water, hot drinks; and provide your own snowshoes (or contact the Institute in advance if you need to borrow a pair).  If we’ve had a light snow year in West Glacier, a good pair of boots will suffice.

Physical Requirements:  Moderate. Hiking distance covers less than four miles with less than 500 feet elevation gain.

 Transportation during course:  After meeting at the old visitor center, participants may need to  drive their own vehicles to the nearby trailhead.

 Weather: This course will not be canceled due to weather.’

Visit the Glacier Institute website for details and to book.

 

Glacier National Park Lodging

October 11th, 2013 by teresa

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We love our Unit Cabins!  Traditional, motel style units with a touch of Glacier National Park, our unit cabins are located at the front of our property in two four-plexes either side of the lodge.  Log exteriors with parking situated in front of shared decks/walkways, these cabins face the evening sun as it sets between the twin peaks of Teakettle and Columbia Mountains and offer cozy, comfortable accommodation for 2-4 guests visiting the Glacier National Park area.

Single Unit Cabins feature one queen bed, a private bath, a kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave and coffee making facilities. Double Unit Cabins have an additional queen bed.  All cabins have satellite tv and wifi included and housekeeping is provided daily as standard.

These cabins are also available for long-term rentals October-April at reduced weekly and monthly rates. We have one unit cabin left for 2013/14 season!

Attention to detail, such as original light fittings as designed by the owner who built the cabins, handcrafted log furniture and decor designed to reflect the beauty of the natural area will ensure you feel right at home.

Join us in the lodge for a coffee from our espresso bar, warm your toes by our fireplace after exploring the local area or rent a bike from us and get some mountain air in your lungs!

We’ll do all we can to ensure your stay is a great one.  Book today to ensure availability.

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