If you've ever headed to Logan Pass in Glacier National Park, more than likely the first stop you made was to the restrooms at the visitor center. If so, you're well aware of the updating they need. And so you'll appreciate the effort by park officials to improve that situation.
Logan Pass is one of the "must see" stops for anyone who visits Glacier. Why else is the pass so crowded during the summer months, when most of the park's visitation arrives? Not only do you have great views of the Garden Wall, glaciated valleys, snow-capped peaks, and dangling waterfalls, but there are mountain goats galore and some great, and easy, hikes.
And, naturally, there's wear and tear.
Under the Logan Pass Improvements Plan environmental assessment, Glacier officials are proposing to rehab, update, and expand the existing restroom facilities. Additionally, the park's preferred alternative recommends replacing the existing (and out-dated) generator power system with a more environmentally friendly propane generator system that would have the capacity and provide additional energy for radio, security, and the transit system. The preferred alternative also proposes a shuttle stop renovation near the northwest entrance to the parking lot.
You can find the EA online at this site, and leave your comments there, as well. Between now and March 13, park officials will be open to comments on their plans.