Apgar Mountain and Lookout (GNP) Climber's Log

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Glacierscrambler

Glacierscrambler - Feb 9, 2010 11:22 pm

Apgar  Sucess!

Nice hike. Great to see the web cam views in person.

TwaMontana

TwaMontana - Nov 9, 2009 3:04 pm Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2009

BlowDown  Sucess!

Must have had a big wind storm come through.
Had to skid two large trees off the road just to get to the parking area. Counted 104 down trees across the trail between the parking lot and the lookout. Disappointed to find the lookout is not at the summit, though just a short jog up from there.

bfrench

bfrench - Apr 27, 2009 11:26 pm

Apgar  Sucess!

Perfect trail run. Skied apgar range from huckleberry LO in April.

FlatheadNative

FlatheadNative - Jul 23, 2010 8:45 pm

Re: Apgar

Dude...you are an animal!

jtellis

jtellis - Nov 30, 2008 3:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2003

One of the last to see it before the fire  Sucess!

I hiked up this trail with my friend and seasonal co-worker Joe Houck on 7/14/03. Lost touch with Joe and can't seem to find him no matter what I do, but it's a great memory to picture that crazy sweating guy, hiking up on a 90-degree day with a 40-oz. travel mug full of hot coffee, chain-smoking grade F cigarettes, haha. It's also quite humbling to realize that we were two of the last people in this generation to ever see Apgar Mtn. as it was before the Roberts Fire (which would start several days later): lush, green, thick woods lined with ferns offering sparse views through the brush until you reach the top.

I returned on 8/5/08 and did the whole round-trip in an hour and 45 minutes. So different I barely recognized it as being the same hike! The top is still the same, and the views are much better now, but it was a very strange feeling returning to such a transformed landscape.

The Levitator

The Levitator - Aug 29, 2008 9:46 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2008

Easy Mountain  Sucess!

Nice and easy hike good views of the other mountains but didn't like the sound of hearing the other people on the trail. Hiked with Rebelgrizz, Tater, and JFK.

samh

samh - Jun 25, 2008 4:31 pm Date Climbed: May 1, 2004

Post Fires of 2003  Sucess!

After the McDonald Lake fire of 2003, a climb up Apgar was quite the experience. The trail was closed to hikers because of massive washouts so being on a trail crew tasked with repairs allowed me the opportunity to summit a number of times. The views are delightful and the walk is along a wide, well-graded trail.

jimegan

jimegan - Jun 20, 2008 12:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 1995

Apgar  Sucess!

Climbed with "little brother" Jamie before a 1/2 day raft trip down the middle fork

Also climbed with Vern Ingraham Oct, 2001

FlatheadNative

FlatheadNative - Jun 18, 2008 10:31 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2008

Wow!  Sucess!

Incredible views for such an easy effort. Unique perspective on the Garden Wall and Lake McDonald. We were surprised to see St. Nicholas as well. Great place to bring a family to see the park's mountains.

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