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Old 08-28-2020, 06:44 PM
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Jeremy,

Thanks for this info, what an interesting place!


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Heller bottom Farm is a great little spot. They have a cabin you can stay at. I love the last bullet point on the welcome sign.

I was there on a 4-wheeler, not a plane, yet.

Beautiful area to fly.

Jeremy
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Old 08-28-2020, 06:45 PM
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We did go thru Polebridge, but the bar was not open.......



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Did you travel up to Polebridge and get their Montana Sunrise?
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Old 08-28-2020, 11:39 PM
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Default Sweet Trip!

Thanks a lot for sharing your adventures, Pete. What a beautiful, stunningly picturesque place to travel, especially RV-style!

What kind of arrangements needed to be made prior to landing at Ryan Field? Did they require a fee, reservation, or just prior notice?

Thanks again for the trip report! We appreciate the great photos. And, yes, the national parks are crazy-crammed with people these days. It's the perfect time to own and fly an RV full of camping gear so we can avoid the "zoo" you describe.

All the best!

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Old 08-29-2020, 01:26 AM
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Hi Scott,

Your write ups are legendary. The latest with the pup was the best so far!

The overview for using Ryan Field can be found here. You must make sure it is open, get the safety briefing(same page), follow the rules(in the safety briefing).

Nothing hard at all - it is a wonderful place!

There is a Wx Station at the field:

There is no cost, but since Andi and I have used a number of the fields they support, we have chosen to donate to make places like Ryan possible.
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Old 08-29-2020, 07:40 AM
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Great run man! Stunning landscape photos. Thanks a lot for the writeup Pete!
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Old 08-29-2020, 09:31 AM
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I love that place. Glacier is beautiful!

Was Ryan field closed for fire danger when you were there, or what was the reason? Made me wonder how you got out...
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Old 08-29-2020, 11:04 PM
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Hi Tim,

They closed the field to new arrivals after we arrived. They posted no fires and no generators after our first night there. The RAF knew we were there and allowed us to stay and depart on Weds evening.

It really is dry there right now.


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I love that place. Glacier is beautiful!

Was Ryan field closed for fire danger when you were there, or what was the reason? Made me wonder how you got out...
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Wow! Thanks for sharing! Glacier National Park is definitely going in my bucket list!
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Old 08-30-2020, 03:32 PM
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Default Glacier-Oh Wow

For those wanting less of a "Zoo", May-before Memorial Day wk. end, & the wk.end after labor Day best. Sept. Hi pressure dominates, cooler, less thermals, lodging w/ less reservations. If inclined, going up or coming down, check out the flat grass strip @ the S. end of Flathead (Lake) @ Bigfork. Small Hamlet, docks & shoreline, quaint restaurants, folksy music. FWIW, in 3 wks. = the annual Back country pilot's Fly In @ the Missouri Breaks, Breaks every yr. Thanks Pete-photos better than 35mm's.
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Old 08-30-2020, 08:59 PM
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Default Heller Bottom ,, Several times

I have landed Heller Bottom several times. The road out was not there. Washed out. Like completely gone. Has it been restored in the last year? I did not go to Heller this year.
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