Glacier Park superintendent Jeff Mow discussed climate change challenges during a recent presentation at Flathead Community College . . .
On Sept. 20, Glacier National Park’s iconic Going-to-the-Sun road closed on both sides for very different reasons.
On the west side, the road was closed due to the proximity of the Sprague Fire that already had been burning for more than a month and had gutted one of the park’s most prized structures — the Sperry Chalet’s dormitory.
Coming from the east, smoke and heat weren’t the worry. Instead, officials were forced to close the road because of the snow and ice that had made its annual chilly appearance.