The Rafting Season is Here!

9.05.2012
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¬†Since our season has not quite started, (our first trip is Friday, May 11th) some of our off duty raft guides and two managers went on a 5 day raft trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon in Idaho to get into the summer spirit. Don’t worry, the girls will do their own multi-day trip once the sun is here to stay!¬†According to a US Forest Service booklet called ‘The Salmon, a Wild and Scenic River’, “the Salmon River flows undammed for 425 miles, it is the longest free-flowing river in the lower 48 states […]

Could this be the beginning of the Spring Run-Off?

14.04.2012
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View of the Middle Fork of the Flathead River from the Old Bridge into Glacier National Park

Middle Fork of the Flathead River in Spring Run-Off

I went for a walk by the Middle Fork of the Flathead river yesterday and noticed that it is quite a bit higher than it has been for the past couple of days. Beaches that have been visible all winter long have now disappeared into the river. Although my dogs will miss running on those (there are another million plus acres for them to run on, so I would not worry […]

Wheatfish Whiskey

21.03.2012
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So what to do on a rainy/snowy Tuesday afternoon when we can’t go rafting? We are lucky to have Glacier Distilling Company just down the road for a quick cocktail or to sample new products, so we did both! The new whiskey made from Great Northern Brewing Company’s Wheatfish beer is delicious!

The Whiskey Barn at Glacier Distilling Company

Dreaming of Past & Future Overnight Whitewater Rafting Trips

17.03.2012
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Ready to go!
Enjoying the sunshine
During the summer, we encourage all Great Northern Resort staff to go rafting and fly fishing. They can either go on a guided, commercial trip (office staff who have never been rafting will choose this option as their first trip) or they can borrow equipment and go on a trip of their own. Most of Great Northern’s employees are already seasoned rafters and most of our rafting/fishing guides come back year after year. Managers/Owners also take at least a couple of days off each summer to decompress in the wilderness where […]