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Join us as we hike to Siyeh Pass. Atop Siyeh Pass we will be enlivened by the gleam of Sexton glacier and that keyhole view of an imperial Reynolds peak. The Siyeh Pass trail delights its hikers with an ecological barrage of phenomena, from the gullies and rivulets that stream down from tarns through Preston Park and the spruce-fir forest to the grace of wildflower co-ops feeding a teeming collective of winged workers. Our day touches on the hydrological significance of this eastern finger of the maritime Pacific climate, a crash course in wildflower and shrub identification, how the buzzing insectary in these climes waxes and wanes through the season, and grizzly tales of the alpha omnivore of the Rockies.
Siyeh Pass | Guided Day Hike
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Educational Guided Tour
Join us as we highlight Siyeh Pass on our exploration of the famed Going-to-the-Sun Road. Atop Siyeh Pass you will be awed by the gleam of Sexton glacier, as well as a keyhole view of majestic Reynolds peak. The Siyeh Pass trail delights hikers with an overwhelming number of ecological marvels. You will encounter the drainages that stream down from lakes throughout Preston Park, the spruce-fir forest and the serenity of wildflower-filled meadows feeding a teeming collective of winged workers. Our day covers the geological significance of this unique microclimate, and a crash course in wildflower and shrub identification. There will also be a brief seasonal survey of the Park’s insect life, and grizzly tales of some well-known predators.
Physical Requirements: Total Distance (roundtrip): 6 miles / Total elevation gain: 1,415 feet
Meeting Place: Glacier Institute 320 Nucleus Ave, Columbia Falls, MT 59912
Food: Please bring a trail lunch, plenty of water and snacks for the day.
Park Entrance Fees: Participants are responsible for purchasing their park entry passes prior to the course. These can be purchased online at: https://www.recreation.gov/sitepass/74280
Equipment: Most importantly, bring comfortable hiking shoes, at least 1-2-liter water bottle, backpack, rain gear, hat, and sunscreen. Weather can be varied, especially at the varying elevations of Logan Pass, so please be prepared with appropriate clothing, especially warm layers for potential snow and high winds. Binoculars are very useful, but optional, as well as field guides that interest you.
Join us as we highlight Siyeh Pass on our exploration of the famed Going-to-the-Sun Road. Atop Siyeh Pass we will be enlivened by the gleam of Sexton glacier, as well as a keyhole view of majestic Reynolds peak. The hiking distance covers 8.9 miles and 2,090 elevation change.
- This Glacier Institute program meets at 320 Nucleus Ave, Columbia Falls.
- The program will begin 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. Please arrive 15 minutes early.
- Hiking distance covers 8.9 miles with 2,090 feet elevation change.
- On-site parking available.
- There is a maximum number of 14 hikers per trip.
- This program has a minimum guest count of 3 people. In the unlikely case we don’t reach that number, you will be notified prior to the event.
What to Bring
Please remember that weather in NW Montana during all seasons can change quickly from warm and sunny to freezing at any time of the year. We recommend checking the weather prior to your trip. Please also check your course information sheet for specific gear requirements in addition to those listed below.
- Lightweight hiking boots or a sturdy pair of hiking shoes
- 2 liter sized water bottle or Camelback
- Day Pack with plastic bag liner or cover
- Waterproof rain jacket and pants
- Sunhat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellant & lip balm
- Camera (optional)
- Trekking poles, if you like to use them for hiking (optional)
- Binoculars (optional)
- Field Notebook notes and sketches