My friend, neighbor and colleague wrote this beautiful explanation of why people move here and why they never leave. This is our backyard…enjoy!
Between my junior and senior year of college, I had the best job ever. I worked as a waitress at Granite Park Chalet, located deep in the heart of Glacier National Park. You can only access the Chalet by hiking a steep four mile trail, called the Loop, or a 7.8 mile trail, called the Highline, which is accessible from Logan Pass. Logan Pass is only accessible approximately three months out of the whole year; during the rest of the year, it is buried in snow.
Twenty years ago when I worked at the chalet, ten women were hired to work there. We all hiked up a week before the chalet opened, in June, through many feet of snow. It had been a big winter, so the pack train of mules could not initially deliver our food. They had to airlift our supplies by helicopter in those…
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