Posted: Jul 3, 2012 9:45 PM by Glacier National Park Press Release
A Glacier National Park employee was seriously injured in a fall while working on Tuesday.
The 31-year old woman was working with other crew members on sections of the Highline Trail.
The incident occurred as the crew was returning to the Logan Pass Trailhead.
At approximately 2:30 p.m. Park Dispatch received a call from another member of the trail crew initiating a response to the incident.
Initial reports indicate that the woman slid approximately 200 feet down snow from the trail to the Going-to-the-Sun Road, and reportedly fell onto the road from the snow field.
The Three Rivers Ambulance and A.L.E.R.T. air ambulance were dispatched to the park while park rangers responded to the scene to stabilize the woman for transport to Kalispell Regional Medical Center.
Authorities have not released details of the nature or extent of her injuries at this time.
The Highline Trail has been and will continue to be closed to the public from Logan Pass to Haystack Butte for snow hazards.
It is not yet known when this section of the trail will be open to public travel.
Snow conditions exist throughout the higher elevations of the park and visitors are highly encouraged to use extreme caution and have the appropriate skills and equipment to navigate such areas, or perhaps visit those areas once conditions improve.