Meet our summer 2014’s Two Medicine Crew!
We kicked off our Captain Profiles with the ladies of Rising Sun, and now we’re going to share with you last summer’s Two-Med Crew. This Crew had some extra challenges (read about our Two Medicine Chalet Remodel Here), and they are just a really intriguing bunch. Read on for some great hiking tips & insight on life. Love the backpack contents of this group!
NAME: Carly Crowley (on the left above)
SPIRIT ANIMAL: Merganser– nominative to the area- enjoys mellow days on the water and has a quirky personality to match the merganser’s call!
HOME FORT: Hayfield, MN
BEST DAY HIKE: Cobalt Lake -or- Length of Waterton Lake
BEST OVERNIGHT: I actually haven’t backpacked before. My family has done a lot of camping and we love staying at St. Mary. I prefer long day hikes.
ALWAYS: Take time to stop, breathe, and soak in the world around you. Appreciate the fact that we did nothing to produce the beauty around us, nature just is.
NEVER: feed a ground squirrel
in Carly’s BACKPACK: -Raincoat, food, Willifred the Bear, Headband, Camera, Notecards/pen, Socks, iPod/Speaker, Water
NAME: Tarek Penser
SPIRIT ANIMAL: Spruce Bud Worm. I only eat the new, fresh veggies & new growth in the fridge.
HOME FORT: Stockholm, Sweden
BEST DAY HIKE: Shangri-La—>Iceberg Lake
BEST OVERNIGHT: I tend to do more day-hikes/climbing mountains. My best long day here in Glacier is the Skyline Experience, starting at Many Glacier and ending at Siyeh Bend.
ALWAYS: Drink at least a cup of coffee before hiking
in Tarek’s BACKPACK: Mum’s 30-year-old swiss army knife & the Climber’s Guide by J.G. Edwards
NAME: Anne Schuschke
SPIRIT ANIMAL: Pika– I’m most at home in the high alpine meadows & boulder fields where it’s a bit cooler.
HOME FORT: Kalispell, MT / Back seat, Subaru, anyplace
BEST DAY HIKE: Floral Park
BEST OVERNIGHT: Livingston Traverse – Bowman Lake, Thunderbird, Guardhouse, Jefferson Pass, Gyrfalcon Lake, Flattop, Packers Roost.
ALWAYS: Let the mountains clear your mind & open your heart and… summit beer.
NEVER: work a desk job
in Anne’s BACKPACK: Mittens, chapstick, mtn. goat wool collection, bear claw, headlamp
NAME: Gillian Thornberry
SPIRIT ANIMAL: Lake Swallow- for the way they fly with joy & weightlessness over a glassy lake.
HOME FORT: Originally Kalispell, now Missoula is home.
BEST DAY HIKE: Go up to Two Medicine Pass and from there climb up any peak! (Grizzly, Painted Teepee or Rockwell)
BEST OVERNIGHT: The Belly River: Poia Lake to Elizabeth Lake, Glenns Lake, then back through Ptarmigan Tunnel.
ALWAYS: Remember to look up rather than at your feet; mountain top yoga; be grateful to the mountains and let their strength and beauty fill you to the brim.
NEVER: Underestimate how much food you will need…
in Gillian’s BACKPACK: Chocolate! Bandana, rain gear, various rocks from along the way.
NAME: Zane Zell
SPIRIT ANIMAL: Yellow-rumped warbler (also known as butter butt warbler) because everything needs love
HOME FORT: Shelby, Montana
BEST DAY HIKE: Any hike when it’s sunny, warm and lots of ripe berries
BEST OVERNIGHT: Belly River- Mokowannis —> MT Cleveland —> Stoney Indian —> Waterton and the CDT
ALWAYS: Expect the unexpected and be ready to be dazzled.
NEVER: Underestimate Glacier Park weather!
in Zane’s BACKPACK: Beret of former climbing partner, eagle feather, Ojode Venado, Duct tape, superglue, parachute cord and a jaguar tooth.
Thanks, Two-Med Crew, for such interesting profiles, and for a great season! Are you interested in joining some of the most adventurous, interesting people working in Glacier Park? Check out our Employment Page!