Saturday, June 22, 2024

Glacier National Park plows a little more than halfway through the Big Drift

| June 7, 2024 1:25 PM

Glacier National Park plow crews made it a little over halfway through the Big Drift this week and started putting up hundreds of feet of removable guardrails on the Going-to-the-Sun Road.

They also started working around the Logan Pass Visitor Center.

The Big Drift is a large drift of snow just east of Logan Pass.

The guardrails are removed each fall and then have to be bolted back onto the road each spring, an arduous task.

Hikers and bikers on the west side can go as far as Rip Rap Point and on the east side Lunch Creek when crews aren’t working.

The weather this week improved —  it’s finally warmed up after a cold and wet end to May.

The weather this weekend is expected to be pleasant with the highs in the 80s west of the Divide and 70s east of the Divide.

There is a slight chance of rain late Sunday into Monday, but will be scattered at best. Then another high pressure system is expected to roll in.