15TH Annual Glacier Classic
Date: August 17-19, 2018
Divide Creek Campground, St. Mary, Montana
We shifted the basecamp for this year’s Glacier Classic to the new Divide Creek Campground in St. Mary. This was the fourth consecutive year we based our activities out of this part of the Park. The venue worked out really well as we commandeered nearly the entire campground. The weather cooperated (well, mostly) and we set a new Glacier Classic attendance record (41 of us)!
Around 15 of us arrived on Thursday afternoon/evening to participate in the Friday trips. Everyone else came up on Friday. The weather deteriorated as the day transpired on Friday, but with a couple pop-up tents and a campground-provided-onion-dome, we stayed mostly dry in camp on Friday evening. On Saturday morning we were greeted by the sight of snow in the mid to high levels of the Park. This made for some slight alternations on a couple trips, but overall things went as scheduled. On Saturday evening we enjoyed a fabulous burrito feast prepared this time around by Heather Hair. So many thanks, Heather, for stepping up and doing this! Truly delicious! We sat around a nice fire until (for some) nearly midnight.
On Sunday, we woke to a nice but very breezy morning. Most folks headed up to the Logan Pass area and took part in another hike or climb. Parking was hard to find up there though, so some of us were forced into different areas.
It was a fun weekend as always. A great mix of first timers and long timers and everything in between. Thank you to all who participated to make it so!
Also, a big thank you to Robert and Fernanda, owners of Imagine Nation Brewing Company in Missoula for donating the beer!!
Attendees: (asterisk denotes first timer)