Bears Paw Battlefield. Starting Thanksgiving week by bringing Chief Joseph and his warriors some tobacco, after which two hawks wheeled around the sky for what felt like forever. People say you can hear ghosts, here at the end of the trail for the Nez Perce, 40 miles from the Canadian border and what would have been their freedom.


The trail from Lake McDonald Lodge to Sperry Chalet is around 7 miles and climbs 3300 feet, however it is shared with pack mules who haul both supplies and the less “in shape” guests to the Chalet. So considering the extra hops and dodges one needs to do to avoid the mule gifts on the trail I think it’s closer to 8 miles!!

The main building of Sperry Chalet in Glacier burned down in the fires tonight. Article from Great Falls Tribune:

Fires erupt around state as Sperry Chalet burns